Archive for September, 2008

LIRR Disability Ripoff Editorial

The biggest transit story over the last few days has been the investigation into the LIRR as to whether or not employees purposely lied & manipulated their way into receiving disability payments. In continuing with this story, yesterday’s edition of the New York Daily News had a strongly worded editorial on the situation. Here is […]

Federal Agents Raid Railroad Retirement Board Office

Over the last couple of days I have blogged about the LIRR being looked into for possible benefits manipulation. The drama continues to unfold as federal agents raided the Long Island office of the federal Railroad Retirement Board. Walt Bogdanich & Duff Wilson of the New York Times filed this report which will appear in […]

New York City Transit Requests Bus Fuel Contract Review

On Monday morning I blogged about the MTA getting price gouged on their bus fuel contract extension. The new contract extension with long running supplier Sprague Energy Corporation saw the costs to the MTA rise approximately $26 million dollars which is triple what it payed last year. Now on the heels of this news getting […]

Finally, Google Transit Is Here

Thirteen months ago, I wrote about Google’s plans to team up with the MTA & other regional transportation agencies to create the tri-state area version of Google Transit. The wait is now over as the tri-state area version of Google Transit has launched. Here is the official press release from the MTA: Google Transit to […]

MTA Financial Contingency Plan Could Turn Hypothetical Service Cuts Into Reality

We all know how the story has gone so far. For years the MTA’s path to financial ruin has been aided by bad decisions & public officials who felt properly funding the agency was not a priority. For years this road has been covered up by black ice due to a windfall of profit from […]