Posts Tagged ‘MTA’

Airport Coalition Calls for Expansion of N Line to LaGuardia

Written by Michael Gareth Johnson on . Posted in Latest, News, Transportation, Video

The Global Gateway Alliance, a coalition founded by real estate developer Joe Sitt to improve New York City’s airports, is taking aim at the lack of  viable mass transit access to LaGuardia Airport. At City & State’s State of Our City forum at Baruch College, Global Gateway Alliance Executive Director Stephen Sigmund called for  the revival of the N line extension to LaGuardia Airport, which was originally part of a MTA capital plan that got discarded in 2000 as a… [More]

Toll Is Quiet

Written by Nicole Gelinas on . Posted in Opinion

At a hearing on the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital-investment program, state representatives seemed to care about getting better transit service for their constituents. But what happens next? In the coming year Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers must figure out how to pay. Nicole Gelinas (Illustration Credit: Lisanne Gagnon) The Assembly’s committee on public authorities held a forum Jan. 10 to consider a problem: The MTA has a multibillion dollar shortfall in its next $30–32 billion five-year capital program. The… [More]

Winners and Losers, November 15, 2013

Written by City & State on . Posted in Winners & Losers

  Many suntanned and sunburnt city and state legislators returned from a blissful weekend in Puerto Rico only to be greeted by bitterly cold weather and politics as usual. The race for New York City Council speaker has already kicked into high gear, with smear stories being planted about candidates, and rumors and prognosticating coming from all angles. The state Department of Education continues to get hammered over Common Core testing, and the Moreland Commission waits on subpoenas of state… [More]

Ferrer The Latest To Endorse De Blasio For Mayor

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Features, Heard Around Town, Latest, News

Fernando Ferrer, the 2005 Democratic candidate for mayor, told City & State today that he is endorsing current Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. Ferrer, now the vice chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a partner at Mercury, a public strategies firm, has relationships with both de Blasio and Republican candidate Joe Lhota–with whom he worked at the MTA–but settled on de Blasio after his initial preferred candidate, Bill Thompson, was defeated in the primary. “I supported [de Blasio] when he was… [More]

Has Anything Changed? A Year After Sandy, Are We Ready for the Next Big Storm?

Written by Wilder Fleming on . Posted in Energy, Environment, Government Operations, Public Safety, Technology, Transportation

In June Mayor Bloomberg’s office released a $19.5 billion plan with over 250 recommendations for preparing the city in the face of climate change and severe storms. The proposals included building a giant levee to protect Lower Manhattan, creating wetlands along the East River and erecting floodgates along Staten Island. But measures like these would take years to implement. So with hurricane season again upon us, how is New York better equipped to handle the next natural disaster that could… [More]

Big Digs: New York City’s Expanding Subway System

Written by City & State on . Posted in Transportation

New York City’s public transit system is among the most extensive in the world— and it is still getting bigger. A handful of major projects are in the works, from the Second Avenue Subway to a new Fulton Center. Subway line from 125th Street to the Financial District Estimated cost: $4.45 billion Deadlines: Phase 1 scheduled for completion on December 2016 Aimed at reducing the heavily overcrowded Lexington Avenue line, the project will have four phases. Phase 1 will include… [More]