Nadler slams federal bill as killer of city transit funds

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, City Offices, Congress, U.S. House on March 22, 2012 | No Comments

Legislation recently introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives is β€œa Draconian and unacceptable blow to transit funding in New York City and the nation,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Brooklyn) told the City Council Transportation Committee last week. Although the measure has since been withdrawn in the House and the U.S. Senate has passed its own [...]

Traffic on the BQE leading into the Kosciusko Bridge.

Obama jobs bill could cover Queens projects: Gillibrand

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said last week 213 city projects could benefit from the American Jobs Act, including improvements to subways, bridges and roads throughout Queens. Speaking on an Oct. 4 conference call with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gillibrand urged Congress to pass the act,? saying it would inject $3 billion into New [...]

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Maloney says state secured $295M for Sunnyside Yards

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 26, Governor, U.S. House on May 12, 2011 | No Comments

At a fund-raiser in a Sunnyside restaurant Monday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) announced the state had secured a nearly $295 million grant to improve part of the Sunnyside Yards and ready the system for high-speed rail. β€œNew York is going to put high-speed rail on the map,” Maloney predicted at Dazies Restaurant, at 39-41 [...]

MTA plans boro subway, bus service cuts

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, Congress, District 27, District 30, Governor on December 23, 2009 | No Comments

Transit officials have approved drastic subway and bus system cuts because of a nearly $400 million deficit, but the new MTA chairman as well as several MTA board members appeared to suggest the possibility of a way out or at least mitigating the worst of the dreaded plan. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder listened [...]