Archive for October, 2007

MTA CEO Elliot Sander Says The Fare Hike Can Not Wait!

MTA Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Elliot G. Sander; Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Inquirer These feelings were shared by Mr. Sander after today’s MTA board meeting. Mr. Sander said that any sort of delay in a fare hike would only cost the MTA more money in the end. He also went on to […]

MTA Orders 850 New Buses

The MTA issued a press release stating that they were ordering 850 new buses manufactured by DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America. The 850 new low-floor Hybrid Electric buses will be delivered by the end of 2009. The order comes from a 389 bus option order from 2005. The remaining 461 buses come from a modification […]

Dale Hemmerdinger Editorial

Today’s New York Daily News had an editorial piece about the new MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger. The editorial was titled “Chip In, Dale”. I thought the editorial was worth sharing with my readers. Here is the full editorial by an unnamed individual: New York’s subway and bus riders have a new man at the top. […]

The Hemmerdinger Will Come To Be Afterall….

New MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger; photo courtesy of AMNY/ Lane Johnson / June 26, 2007 Almost two months ago I asked “Will The Hemmerdinger Era Ever Come To Be?.” I can now answer that question with a resounding yes. The State Senate confirmed Mr. Hemmerdinger four months after Gov. Spitzer nominated him for the position.

MTA Approves $1.4 Billion 7 Train Extension!

Flushing-Main St. bound 7 train approaching Junction Blvd; Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit This is according to William Neuman of the New York Times City Room blog who broke the story a little over an hour ago. The MTA board approved the $1.4 billion dollar contract to dig the tunnels for an extension […]