Larry Penner

Larry Penner is a transportation historian, advocate and writer who previously worked 31 years for the Federal Transit Administration Region 2 NY Office. This included the development, review, approval and oversight for grants supporting billions in capital projects and programs on behalf of the MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, NYC DOT, New Jersey Transit, NICE bus and 30 other NY and NJ transit operators. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher or Anton Media Group.

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Column: Does The MTA Need Another Washington Bailout?

Washington has already accumulated $23 trillion in long term debt.

Column: East River Tunnel Repair Delays Are Bad News For LIRR Riders

Amtraks plans to delay the decades overdue major repairs to the four East River tunnels until after the LIRR begins service into Grand Central Terminal in December 2022 is bad news for both riders and taxpayers.

Other Options To The MTA’s Request For Second COVID-19 Funding Bailout

There are other solutions to for the MTA asking for additional $3.9 billion from Washington.

Column: Why The Sunnyside Yards Queens LIRR Station May Not Open Until 2030

The NYC Economic Development Corporation’s release of a master plan for their own proposed Sunnyside Yard project continues to leave a major unresolved issue. How would this project work, without significant transportation improvements?  Both Amtrak and...

The Coronavirus And Public Transportation Safety

Everyone has known for decades that the subway, bus, commuter rail and ferries are a Petri dish for catching a cold, the flu or other communicable diseases. The rise of a growing homeless population, who...

Will The Second Time Be A Charm For The City Of Glen Cove Ferry?

Despite the City of Glen Cove awarding a contract to Hornblower Metro Ferry LLC., there are still many unresolved questions. In late January, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $30...

Critical Issues Going Forward For Elmont Station

There are still many questions regarding the MTA contract award to Judlau Construction Inc. for $65,077,339 to construct the Elmont Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station. Total cost is suppose to be $105 million. What is...

Where’s The Progress? Little Movement On Proposed Nassau Hub In 15 Years

This year is the 15th anniversary of the ongoing proposed Nassau Hub planning effort and study. Under several grants worth $10 million, most of these funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have been spent...

Expanding Penn Station Requires More Than New Platforms And Tracks

By Larry Penner Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to increase Penn Station’s capacity by 40%t with construction of the new Penn Station South Station, including four new platforms and eight new tracks requires far more to be...

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