The city and the M.T.A. officially kicked off their "select bus service" on 34th Street today, a higher-speed service that sets bus-only lanes on the street, from First Avenue to 11th Avenue.
The initiative, which ultimately envisions a partition between the bus lanes and car lanes, has been highlighted as a way to increase capacity Read More
Elliot Sander has begun to add a bit of flair to his public remarks.
Earlier this month, the normally staid, modest CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told an Assembly hearing that the agency’s finances are “going over the cliff,” warning that another fare hike could come in 2009. On Monday, Read More
At an Assembly hearing this morning on the far West Side, Lee Sander, executive director of the M.T.A., indicated that as the far West Side grows, the agency is considering bringing rapid bus service or a light rail to the district, supplementing the planned 1.5-mile extension of the No. 7 subway line.
“Between light Read More
Metropolitan Transportation Authority executive director Lee Sander seems a bit uncertain about the $100 million that developer Forest City Ratner owes the agency for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards project. He had this to say earlier this month in a capital program “webinar” (no, we don’t quite know what Read More
The Metropolitan Transport Authority may have lost the battle for congestion pricing, but it’s still determined to do its bit to fight climate change, as Elliot Sander, its executive director, explained to a conference earlier today.
At the conference, “Oil and Water: Adapting to Scarcity,” organized by the Regional Plan Association and attended by various Read More
Maybe it’s best to keep the champagne on ice just for a few more days.
There’s a bit more work to be done on the deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Tishman Speyer over the West Side rail yards, as the MTA did not give, as it once planned to, a “conditional letter Read More
The directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were not part of the mass of resignations requested by the Paterson administration.
The Times Union reported today that Governor Paterson’s staff has asked all directors and commissioners to put in their letters of resignation Read More
In his State of the MTA address today, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chief Executive Elliot (Lee) Sander imagined aloud the Second Avenue Subway running from the Bronx into Brooklyn and on to Queens.
"Imagine the Second Avenue subway running south to Lower Manhattan, then going under the East River to Downtown Brooklyn, then onto Jamaica Read More
The public hearings on the MTA’s proposed fare hike have been a great exercise in civic catharsis, letting people tell the transit agency just how much they dislike the idea of paying more for their daily commutes. But the MTA apparently hasn’t felt that these meetings amounted to a “productive discussion.”
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The Chief Executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority spoke warmly of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan this morning, calling it “an extremely valuable contributor to the M.T.A. capital program,” though he stopped short of endorsing it.
“It is viable and can be made to work,” Elliot (Lee) Sander said at a breakfast sponsored by Read More