Tag: Budget

The L Train is the only line the MTA has upgraded. It'll take decades to finish the project.
New York City

Delayed due to train traffic ahead?

It's probably because the subway still uses 1930's technology to keep track of trains: cables and mechanical switches. Computerizing the train control system will allow more trains to run more quickly but the MTA is in no hurry. The project started in 1991 and has upgraded only the L train. The target date to finish the…

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The three men in a room: Cuomo, Flanagan, and Heastie.
AnalysisNew York

Three (or Four) Men in a Room and When It Breaks Down

New York State politics is often derided as "three men in a room" making a decision. Whatever is agreed upon by those three men--the Governor (Andrew Cuomo), State Senate leader (currently, Republican John Flanagan), and the Assembly speaker (currently, Democrat Carl Heastie)--becomes law. With the Independent Democratic Conference in the Senate, it's now grown to four men…

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Balancing or in Danger?

Immigrants in danger, Bill de Blasio balancing competing demands, Republicans balancing ideological purity while in danger of losing the State Senate, and more. Want to get this as an email every week? Sign up!

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