Another Perk Bites The Dust

Three days ago I wrote about how Alison Gendar and Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News exposed how 60 MTA Bridge & Tunnel employees were given the use of MTA owned vehicles which also came with no expense for gas. Due to their report, MTA CEO/Executive Director Elliot Sander has called for an […]

MTA Wants To Upgrade Communications At 44 Subway Stations

Lately the MTA has had one piece of negative publicity after another. However Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News has a positive piece about the MTA’s plan to upgrade communications in 44 subway stations. Here is his report: Despite the dark clouds hanging over the MTA, there’s some good news for straphangers – […]

NYC Transit Might Get $237 Million

Q Train idle at 21st Street-Queensbridge station during a 2007 general order. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit I strongly emphasize might in the title as there are still some steps to climb before crossing the finish line. The money would come from a $1.7 billion financial aid package earmarked to help mass transit […]

Raise Rage

On Tuesday, I blogged about MTA CEO & Executive Director Elliot Sander getting approved for a $10,000 increase to his total salary compensation package. Since then, bloggers, media, & transit advocates have expressed concern or outrage at the raise. Now the Daily News has joined in via their editorial section which had this piece titled […]

MTA Highly Dependent On Real Estate

Over the last couple of weeks, the state of the MTA’s finances has been blogged about numerous times hereĀ  & all over the internet. One of the common themes in all of these blogs is how the downturn in the real estate market has been a huge burden on the MTA’s bottom line. Matthew Sweeney […]