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Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

CityLab

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.

In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. 2,518 more words

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New York officials pledge less sweltering subway cars this summer

Reuters

The program will pay for a surge of workers to repair the air conditioning in time for summer on the fleet of roughly 6,000 subway cars rolling through New York City, said Joseph Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). 368 more words

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Andrew Cuomo for governor of New York

Washington Blade

New York is the place I was born, went to school, and had my first job teaching elementary school in Harlem. I first met Andrew Cuomo when he was 19 years old and we both worked for his dad’s run-off campaign against Ed Koch for mayor of New York. 773 more words

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Cause of transit projects' runaway costs is no mystery: unions

Crains New York

The Government Accountability Office recently announced plans to study America’s sky-high transit construction costs. New York City—where they are seven times more than the global average—will receive special attention from the federal investigators. 496 more words

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How Trump's infrastructure plan will crush mass transit and make our cities less competitive

CBS

President Trump is stumping for his sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, as the proposal appears to be stalled in Congress.

We certainly need to fix our roads and bridges. 800 more words

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MTA proposes 'value capture' to New York City

New York MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio—bitter political enemies since at least 2013, when Democrat De Blasio trounced Republican Lhota 73.2% to 24.3% in the mayoral election—have been battling publicly over the City’s share of funding for New York’s subway system, which is in need of major capital investment. 582 more words

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Why only robots can save the MTA now

NY Post

On Friday, the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the winners of its “genius challenge” — and some of the ideas aren’t bad. But if the MTA does adopt any of these concepts, the light-bulb thinkers chosen will run into a still-not-too-bright reality. 690 more words