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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...

Nassau Inter-County Express Bus Celebrates Anniversary

By Larry Penner January 1, 2020 marked the eighth anniversary for Nassau Inter-County Express Bus. Thousands of Nassau County residents ride NICE Bus to jobs, schools and other destinations in Queens.  Many transfer to the NYC...

The Real Co$ts Of LIRR East Side Access To Grand Central Terminal

No one at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) or any elected official, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, ever wants to talk about the real costs...

Is The MTA 2020-24 Capital Program Realistic?

By Larry Penner How real is the MTA funding plan to support the $51 billion 2020-24 capital plan recently passed by the MTA Board? It is dependent upon taxes and fees including real estate transfer and...
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