Tag: MTA

The Local 100 Transport Workers Union (most of them work at the MTA) will join the "Occupy Wall Street" protest today at 4:00 in Zuccotti Park downtown. There's a bit of an irony in the location. The park is named for John Zuccotti. Zuccotti is . Read More

State comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office that shadow the MTA's future. On the five-year, $26.3 billion capital plan, DiNapoli notes: The MTA has ... proposed borrowing $14.8 billion--the largest amount in its history. ... Debt service Read More

Fitch Ratings, the smallest of the big three credit agencies, has cut the rating on the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)'s $14.3 billion in debt that is backed by transportation revenues. Fitch dropped the rating from A+ to A. Read More

Nicole Gelinas has a in the New York Post today skewering state Senate Republicans for passing a bill that would repeal the in the Metropolitan Transportation Region without offering a solid plan for closing the holes in the MTA operating a Read More

Robert Fitzpatrick spent $140,000 buying up subway and bus ads to warn people that the world was going to end Saturday. According to news reports, it didn't. So should we worry about how Fitzpatrick, a retiree on a fixed income, will support himself Read More

Woe betides Long Island commuters this week. Sunday, a passenger-less Amtrak train derailed under the East River. Because Amtrak and LIRR share quarters in this tight space, the severe damage to Amtrak's rails that ensued has hit the MTA's Long Island Rail Road. Read More

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