Transportation Funding

Sen Schumer Seeks $550M For Repairs

In a followup to the story of the U.S. District Court’s decision to cap the payout at $125M for Amtrak for superstorm Sandy damage, Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking $550M in unused superstorm Sandy funds to help Amtrak fund its proposed project to fix the East River tunnels. Newsday Transit Reporter Alfonso A. Castillo has […]

34th St Corridor Plan Gets $18M Grant

Anyone who has traveled on 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan knows just how much of a nightmare bus service is. Unfortunately walking does not offer much relief as the sidewalks are just as pack as the street itself. It has been long known that NYC wants to change the layout of this busy thoroughfare via […]

Federal Aid Could Starve Off Transit Cuts

The majority of service cuts approved by the MTA to deal with a huge budget deficit are looming. While some cuts such as those on the LIRR have already gone into effect, legislation unveiled yesterday in Washington D.C. could help starve off cuts. Let us first take a look at the report from Washington D.C. […]

MTA Receives $2 Million Federal Grant

Earlier today, the MTA announced it received a $2 million federal grant for the installation of centrally controlled 3rd rail heaters. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release sent to me by the MTA: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today it has received $2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]

Slush Fund Shortchanges NYC Riders

For those of us who live in the city, there is a familiar tune that repeats itself time & time again regardless of the subject. The tune I am referring to is the shortchanging of New York City residents versus their suburban counterparts. So it should come as no surprise that $190M of a $240M […]