Issues: MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

On the F Train, the M.T.A. Confirms What Riders Know

By Michael M. Grynbaum

Feature article in The Cityroom Blog

The F train is slow, prone to delays, frustrating for riders and generally an overstuffed, oft-diverted mess.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Squadron, MTA Announce Release of F Line Review

Full Line Review Called for by Senator Identifies Solutions for Delay-Plagued Line

New York, NY – State Senator Daniel Squadron and the MTA today announced the release of the full line review of the F Train that the Senator called for this summer.  The comprehensive 25-page report details serious problems on the F Line, and offers strategies for improvement.  Senator Squadron praised the MTA for its responsiveness in studying the line and pledged to work with New York City Transit and F train riders to implement solutions to improve service on the line.

October 9, 2009
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TELL ME IT ISN’T SO -- THE MTA IS AT IT AGAIN: A $20 MILLION EMPLOYEE LOUNGE

$20 million dollars dedicated for the renovation of the Grand Central Terminal for an employee lounge?! If improvements were needed, $20 million was not! 

October 5, 2009
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Recording of Senator Squadron's September 23rd community convention follow-up call

On September 23rd, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention  held in March. The discussion focused on buses, subways, MTA funding, and MTA issues, pedestrian safety, street changes, bicycle lanes, traffic control, environmental sustainability, alternative energy and parks and open space.

The call was the first in a series of community convention update calls, all of which are open to the public.

September 24, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO

September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO

 Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 4)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 3)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 2)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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September 8, 2009 Joint Hearing on MTA & Gubernatorial Nominee for Chair & CEO (Part 1)

Governor Paterson nominated Mr. Jay Walder to act as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Any such nominee must be confirmed by the state Senate. MTA’s next Chair and CEO will come on board at one of the most difficult junctures in the agency’s history. This hearing will provide the public and members of the Senate with an opportunity to hear from Mr. Walder. It will also provide the public an opportunity to weigh in on the nomination and any other issues relevant to the MTA.

September 16, 2009
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NY Senate Committee Meeting - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions: Nomination of Jay Walder, Chair & CEO of the MTA

On September 10, 2009 the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions met to review and vote on the nomination of Jay Walder as the new Chair & CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

September 16, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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SALAND TO MTA’S NEW CHIEF: LET MY PEOPLE GO – RELEASE DUTCHESS COUNTY FROM REVENUE BONDAGE

When the Governor put forward his nominee, Jay Walder, to run the MTA, I asked the relevant Senate Committee Chairmen to hold a hearing in the Metro-North region.  Not only was the request ignored, but to add insult to injury, the Senate Democrat Leadership held a hearing on Long Island and a hearing in New York City -- basically sending a loud message to the Hudson Valley that it’s okay to take our money to support the MTA but they don’t want our input on who is charged with

September 10, 2009
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MTA 2009 Budget

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September 3, 2009
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SENATE DEMOCRATS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE REGION’S TAXPAYERS: DROP DEAD HUDSON VALLEY

Senator Steve Saland (R,I, C – Poughkeepsie) expressed his outrage that  once again the Senate Democrat Leadership is turning its back on the people of the Hudson Valley.   It was announced last week that the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, Corporations and Transportation Committees, all Senators representing New York City, will be holding public hearings in New York City and Mineola (Long Island) to hear comments on the Governor’s nomination of

August 31, 2009
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Senator Saland Calls for Local Hearings on the Nomination of the MTA Chairman

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) has requested that a public hearing considering the Governor’s nomination for MTA Chairman be held in the Metro-North Region.  In a letter to the Chairs of the appropriate Senate Committees, Senator Saland contends that should a hearing be held in the city of New York to consider the Governor’s nominee, Jay Walder, Hudson Valley residents should be offered the same opportunity to attend a hearing in the northern counties of the Metr

August 31, 2009
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