Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Richard Ravitch

Albany Chaos Open Thread

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Photo: Times-Union With Governor Paterson’s political career flaming out in spectacular fashion, speculation is rampant that he might step down any day, thrusting Richard Ravitch into New York state’s executive office. Ravitch would inherit a budget crisis of epic proportions and a state capital that was already in utter disarray. The potential succession would also […]

Highlights from Today’s RPA Regional Assembly

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The ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria is packed right now for the RPA’s 2009 Regional Assembly, where Richard Ravitch just accepted a lifetime achievement honor. Many luminaries from the worlds of transportation, planning, and politics are here, and I’ve got a few minutes to post some interesting exchanges from earlier in the day, so here […]

Under Sander, How “Bloated and Wasteful” Is the MTA?

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Photo: Brad Aaron A Monday editorial from Crain’s questioned the wisdom of sacrificing MTA head Lee Sander as part of any transit rescue plan, as rumors swirl that Governor David Paterson wants Marc Shaw to return to the agency’s top spot. While making the seemingly obvious argument that maintaining a healthy transit system is vital […]