ALBANY—News that Helena Williams will be tapped by David Paterson as the interim head of the M.T.A. is getting a warm reception so far.
"It's too bad it's only an interim appointment, because I think she'd be great," said Neysa Pranger of the Regional Plan Association. "She does well in terms of balancing the Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson just, once again, said he was considering Marc Shaw to head the M.T.A. (or "another department") and had harsh words about reports that Shaw would't be confirmed by the State Senate.
"I very much resent that people who I don't even remember being in the meetings have so much Read More
NISKAYUNA—David Paterson said he is considering Marc Shaw, one of his top deputies, to lead the M.T.A. after the resignation of Elliot Sander last week.
"We're going to try to do that quickly, and we're conducting a search now," Paterson said before touring a battery-test laboratory at the General Electric research facility here. Read More
Elliot “Lee” Sander, the M.T.A.’s executive director since January 2007, is leaving the freshly bailed-out authority. According to a release from the M.T.A., he submitted his resignation to Governor Paterson on Thursday, effective May 22.
His departure has been the subject of some speculation for weeks, as the restructuring Read More
ALBANY—I took this picture a few minutes ago: Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler talking with former Deputy Mayor Marc Shaw and Michelle Goldstein, New York City's lobbyist in Albany.
Skyler is going on Fred Dicker's show now. He made news last week for knocking down a mugger. I'm assured that he's just in Read More
Marc Shaw, a former deputy mayor in the Bloomberg administration and now a vice president at Gary Barnett’s Extell Development, is headed to work for Governor Paterson. The Paterson administration announced this afternoon that Mr. Shaw had been appointed as an adviser to the governor for a six-month period.
We’re waiting to Read More
At a conference today organized last week the Regional Planning Association, which describes itself as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the NY/NJ/CT metropolitan region, one topic dominated the discussion: the failure of congestion pricing.
Albany was the main focus of the conference participants’ ire.
An exasperated Edward Skyler, the Read More
After months of working on his traffic relief plan—an alternative to Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing—Lew Fidler will introduce it to the City Council tomorrow.
Fidler is choosing tomorrow to introduce the plan because on Thursday, the commission looking at a number of traffic congestion relief plans is going to recommend one to the Read More
The committee set up to recommend a plan to moderate congestion, the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission (which is an outgrowth of Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to gain legislative approval for his congestion pricing plan this past summer), presented a report Thursday afternoon analyzing four alternatives to the city’s proposal.
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Remember back when 86th Street looked poised to become a new boundary line of status thanks to the Mayor’s proposed congestion pricing zone? Mr. Bloomberg said that stopping the $8 fee at 60th Street would create a parking lot just outside the zone because drivers would try to dump their cars just outside Read More