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MTA and New York City want more subway elevators
"City are teaming up to find a way to get developers to build more elevators at subway stations. It would require developers building near a subway station to meet with the empty A to secure space for elevators. Marisa Lago, director of the Department of City Planning, says the city would offer developers a little more space if they do build elevators. While New York City is unlikely ever to be a super easy town to live in. This owning text amendment promises to make our city a fairer place. The zoning changes require approval from the City Council and the city's planning commission. Currently, a little more than a quarter of the subway stations are accessible.
MTA: Drop In Subway Ridership Allowed Trains To Pick Up Speed in New York
"Improvements are being made to speed up city subways empty, officials say over 900 new digital timers have been installed on nearly 300 speed limits have been increased in an effort to move trains across the system quicker. They also say trains are spending less time holding at station
Google makes parking way easier
"Hey listeners since mike schneider and brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike. Do you ever use your smartphone to pay for parking. Well when i get to leave the house now. I sure do use it. Well once you leave the house again it might get a lot easier for you Google announced this week. It's rolling out a new feature enabling users to pay for street parking or transit services within the google maps app on android smartphones. So here's how it will work. Google parting with two popular parking services passport and park mobile to let drivers pay for their parking meters. What you'll do is you'll go to park. You'll pull up the google maps app. You'll choose pay for parking. You pick the meter number where you're parked the amount of time you need and then you pay one of the better features that i really really really enjoy about this though. One of the biggest pains about paying at the meter. Is you go somewhere and you realize. Oh your meters about to run out after. Walk back and refill it. In this case you can do it right from the app. You can just tap a couple of buttons and you've refilled your meter if you need a longer time. This new pay for parking feature will be available for android smartphone users in more than four hundred cities in the us including boston. Cincinnati houston l. A. new york and washington. Dc another cool part of this update. Is that google. Maps is also going to let users pay for mass transit fares ahead of time and the feature will becoming than eighty transit agencies around the world. So for example. If you're in new york and you pulled up directions to go somewhere and you decide you want to take the subway. You'll see a prompt on google maps with an mta logo asking. If you want to pay your fair now see just hit the button and you'll pay your fare ahead of time. That feature will roll out more. Broadly in the coming weeks according to google
New York Man Killed When Car Crashed Into Parked MTA Bus In Bronx
"Well, one person is dead and another is fighting for his life after a car crashed into a parked city bus in the Bronx last night. Police say that the car plowed into the back of the bus that Bart so Avenue and Coop City Boulevard and Co op city it around 11 30 passenger in the car was killed the 20 year old male drivers in critical condition at a nearby hospital. The bus was parked at a bus stop on Barto Avenue. The driver and two passengers onboard sustained minor injuries. They all refused medical attention at the scene, and the cause of the crash is under
MTA Deletes Tweet Over Homeless Response After Pulling Benches From New York City Station
"In and now deleted tweet from the empty, eh? It's causing some controversy. Benches were removed from a subway platform. This man says that doing so may be a good idea, given some sleep on them. And generally live within, stations says I should be more sanitary than that E. I mean, and I don't like the fact that you know people can harass you on a train. You know what I mean? Regarding the tweet in question. Someone had asked the official anti account why the benches were taken from a Manhattan station that got a reply that it was in an effort to keep homeless people from sleeping. They're homeless advocates against groups responded. And suggested that post was cruel Mother said the message represented poor customer service in general. The M T A, says the message was posted in error, but added that underground stations are not replacements for homeless
New York’s MTA Poised for Fare Hike Debate Amid Ridership Drop
"New York's Mth faces a showdown in the weather. The debt ridden agency should boost fares as writers struggled during the Corona virus pandemic. Several board members have pushed back against raising those fees this year. As New York City's jobless rates more than tripled to more than 12% in
Gov. Bill Lee enacts gathering restrictions, refuses mask mandate as Tennessee COVID-19 outbreak surges
"As we monitor covid nineteen across the country. Let's take a closer look at the outbreak in tennessee which now tops the us. In per-capita cases of the coronavirus joining us is blake farmer. Healthcare reporter for national public radio. Blake the tennessee health. Commissioner said yesterday that another holiday surge would break the state's hospitals. What is the situation like there now. Well when you look at hospitals you can talk about capacity in terms of percentages. But they just don't tell the whole story. Hospitals are expanding their covert. Icu's they're turning waiting rooms into patient areas at least. Two hospitals in tennessee had a call on a government stockpile for ventilators. They've been making it work and they're doing more than they ever could have imagined earlier this year but they are really worried about. What's next for the next few weeks. We see that thirty percent of covid tests are coming back positive in tennessee and yet the governor bill lee a republican continues to refuse a statewide mask mandate would what steps is he taking if any. He's really been adamant about not mandating masks. He notes that about seventy percent of the state is under mask mandates. Right now local ones. He argues a statewide. Mandate could actually backfire. Not sure how it would really make things worse. But he's certainly encouraging local. Mayors to to make that mask mandate at this point. Well governor lead. Did last night was banned public gatherings of more than ten people now. There are lots of exceptions weddings. Funerals religious services. It also doesn't actually restrict private gatherings even though the governor has said people really need to stay with just their household for the next month even during the holidays so these may not sound super strict but they are some of the first statewide restrictions tennessee heads since the summer. Yeah speaking of the holidays. Christmas of course is on friday and the new year so of hospitals are struggling right now. Are they prepared for what could come. Oh man i mean. The big issue is staffing not space it. The states even started to run out of options there though. They thought they'd be able to just fly in traveling nurses and doctors but they're not available. Now they're working all over the country so they've called on the medical reserve corps in the state which i'm not sure i even knew existed before this. They've even talked to students like maybe registered nurse. Who went back to be a nurse practitioner to ask them to spend their christmas break. Picking up shifts and state health officials. Say they're just looking under every rock to find help until vaccines kickin. Blake farmer from nashville public radio. Thank you so much. You're welcome
Transit advocates rally outside Cuomo's office ahead of final public hearing on MTA fare, toll hikes, New York
"A is holding a final public hearing today on its fare hike proposal for subways and bus isn't transit advocates voice their opposition in front of Governor Cuomo's Manhattan office yesterday. Here's Danny Pearlstein of the Riders Alliance. We're asking the governor, stop the regressive fare hike, raise progressive revenue to support public transit and make sure that The doomsday cuts proposed to the transit system are canceled for good. The empty A faces a severe budget shortage as ridership has plummeted during the pandemic and is looking to increase fair revenue by 4%. If if, if approved, the fare hikes would take effect in March.
New York commuters protest MTA fare hike
"The M T. A is proposed fare hikes held a rally today before the transportation authorities final public hearing tomorrow. CBS reports. The proposed changes include increasing all affairs on Busses subways, the Long Island Railroad and Metro North. The empty A could also eliminate seven day and 30 Day passes and raised the green fee, which is the surcharge for purchasing a new MetroCard fare hikes would also impact EZ Pass users at bridge and tunnel crossings. Global news
Panel recommends Moderna vaccine, paving way for FDA authorization
"The mta just voting an outside committee of advisors in support of the second covid nineteen vaccine a from madeira. Vote was twenty in favour none against one abstention from this vote outside advisors to the fda So the fda is expected to act quickly to issue this emergency use authorization. Perhaps as soon as tomorrow or saturday that would trigger six million doses of moderna vaccine going out next week joining pfizer and biotechs vaccine on the market. Another two million of those expected to go out next week. Melissa this is a big moment. The more vaccines that get on the moment The market the more supply. We have the more healthcare workers in nursing home residents. The people on the front lines of this pandemic will be able to get protected from
M.T.A. Budget Cuts: Agency Could Avoid Doomsday Scenario, New York
"And its president elect Joe Biden to the rescue. The empty A putting off a vote on it's doomsday scenario thinking Joe Biden is going to save the PM to is so confident federal funds are coming. Word is the agency will vote on its new budget without making a decision on cutting subway service or firing over 9000 workers. Shorts is tell the Post, the agency will pass a budget with a $4.7 billion deficit and a federal funds fall short. Then they'll talk about service cuts and layoffs. Fair and toll hikes are still on the table for next month, and it's expected the L I. Double R will reduce service to reflect demand since the pandemic
FDA advisers recommend authorization of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
"Monitoring We will hear public input. We will also hear from the company about its own data and then this committee will have this discussion. They're scheduled to take their vote at around three fifteen today but of course you know this could happen at any point. This is scheduled to go until five fifteen this afternoon. We will hear what they discuss. And of course guys. A big topic is likely to be These allergic reactions that we heard about in healthcare workers in the uk who this week got the first shots of the pfizer biontech back after that uk. Regulators suggested that people with a history of severe allergies should not take these shots. So it'll be very interesting to hear the fda and to hear this committee weigh in on how to approach issues like that which could emerge when this vaccine gets rolled out to thousands and millions of people. When of course the trials were in just forty four thousand guys so very big day meg. The the hope is that these vaccines can get rolled out very quickly. But i know the cdc still has to to say exactly who should be getting these first so next week is potentially the earliest. We'd see any vaccines in the united states. So it all depends on how quickly the mta acts after the vote today. Possibly they could even act today to issue this emergency use authorization. The cdc does then Another advisory committee to the cdc half to weigh in too specifically recommend this vaccine and they have other things they need to talk about like what should be recommended for pregnant women. Breastfeeding women People who are immunosuppressed who were not included in the trials and of course there are many healthcare workers who would fit into The pregnant breast-feeding category. So things. The cdc will discuss. That shouldn't hold up the rollout of the vaccine which is expected twenty four hours after the. Fda's green light So we could be seeing people their first shots in the us early next week. The anything like this this adverse effect obviously were so early on testing and it's only been a year for the vaccine people immediately. Think it got. I just started thinking about allergies. And and exactly what we're talking about. Megan and i realized that Allergies whether it's a food allergy or hay fever or allergic to everything. I remember when got tested. When i was a little kid. All those little dots on your back. And i was like whoa cats this that so that's an immune system response. It seems to be in hyper drive for certain substances. And that's what happened. I guess yesterday and these were people with severe. I think food allergies so. I'm just trying to talk myself into saying that. That the vaccine itself in person. That isn't hyper allergenic. If you would probably wouldn't have a problem so this could be isolated. And it's not something we need to worry about is that you're thinking on this well. So they didn't include people with severe allergies in this trial and so they didn't see these kinds of allergic reactions In the trial of
Staten Island, New York Man Struck And Killed By MTA Bus
"Police are investigating after a pedestrian was fatally struck by an empty a bus on the eastern shore of Staten Island. Last night. The bus had 63 year old Patrick Me in at the intersection of Highland Boulevard and Habits Avenue. Police say man was unconscious when they arrived and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The bus driver stayed at the scene. Police say there have been no
Modulating a Gatekeeper of Cellular Metabolism to Treat a Range of Diseases
"Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. We're going to talk about navato r- its platform technology and the wide range of diseases that this has the potential to target. Perhaps we can start with and torque one and its role in cellular metabolism. What does it do so amtrak one is fascinating system. And it's something really that people should learn more about the impacts. Every cell their body explains a lot of how our bodies grow disease takes place in also where very important therapeutics may be coming from in the future but Amtrak one plays a really interesting function in the cell in that it serves the purpose of constantly surveying the availability of key components that the cell needs in order to carry out its work and so each celebrate body is constantly serving the local environment to see are there a sufficient supply of amino acids particularly the essential amino acids. The come in our diet is there. Unavailability of glucose or energy or oxygen are the local conditions right in terms of of a concentration of things like salts to all of these things are integrated. Torp one to let the cell do what needs to do when the conditions are right. It also takes input from growth factors. That are the sort of circulating factors in our body like insulin that tell the cell. How much of that to do. And so anytime it cells growing or any time. it's making a product. It needs permission if you owe from One to carry that out and it's a constantly carrying a playing that role and under conditions. Where you're a growing child or an embryo for example and you need to carry out a lot of synthesis. Things like proteins lipids nucleic acids in order to drive your your body to grow amtrak. One needs to be on in order to support that work as we get older. We need less of That ongoing production things and this is where the the control the daily control. I really becomes important and contribute to policy in the setting of some diseases. There's a second mta complex amtrak to what's the relationship between these two complexes. Yeah so so. They share of a couple of things. The main one is that they share an enzyme called tour which is also known as the target of rapamycin. Rapamycin is a small molecule. Rather large small molecule made by An organism that was discovered on easter island many years ago and found that this particular compound could suppress uplift ration- of certain types of cells under certain conditions and it turns out that the tour enzyme or target of rapamycin inside which carries out the process. Uplinked phosphate groups onto other proteins was actually what the rapamycin binding to and And so tour as kind. A certain enzyme is shared. By the two complexes it was much later that it was discovered that there are too complex is actually there may be more that incorporate this enzyme and so Torque one as a complex is determined when another protein called raptor binds to talk to 'em tour and forms a complex that the carries out the functions that i just mentioned amtrak to is is formed when it binds a protein called rector instead of raptor. I'm the case of amtrak. One for richard drives the formation of the complex to and Directs the activity of the tour kindness toward different substrates and talk one carries out that stuff i mentioned earlier about controlling the availability of integrating the availability of nutrients with the production of of things like lipids and proteins. Amtrak to had carries out much more pedestrian type of a role which is to participate in signaling pathways such as the insulin signaling pathway. But it has a very important role in supporting those pathways for example maintenance of site of skeletal functions insulin action self-liberation. And so if you disrupt mta to you'll have effects on those things whereas controlling torque one really gets about this business of of marrying the availability of nutrients in the need for new trance with the production of new materials by the self rapamycin been used for
Washington, DC - MTA bus driver gunned down by man in Baltimore
"Continue to search for the suspect who shot and killed an empty bus driver on East Fayette Street yesterday morning, Boulder County police on officer there's Sean awarded the man who was allegedly wielding a knife blade and they change this took place. And Rosedale. Baltimore police investigating last night shootings that left one dead. Two wounded about 7:15 P.m. Please call to the hospital 35 year old woman pronounced dead shortly after she was dropped off for treatment. The other shooting took place. 9 30 39 year old man, 40 year old woman found with gunshot wounds to the legs, the 4300 block of righteous time brother being treated for their injuries.
"mta" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"So this is not an investment that is only in the interest of New York City of New York State. The entire country upon my discussion with summer to people in Washington, I can't tell you who? The highest levels can get. Let's put it that way. They may be willing to put the money in, but don't forget. They're gonNA make forty four states that. The, that will call them. Crazy. They have to. Justify that is that the fact if they put in a federal monitor seeing the money is spent, they might be able to do it. What do you think about that? Well, John here's what I'd say the three point, nine, billion dollars that the MTA got in. The cares act we had. We exhausted at your wife twenty four we were the first transit public transit agency in the country to exhaust our funding. Every dollar that we got, we had to report to us dot that we expected dollars of and April and x dollars of revenue in made that we had additional expenses, for instance, for disinfecting subway stations in. Subway cars and we had a report that to the Federal Transit. Administration which is part of the was dot in Washington we were able to make that case we we're not looking for nor do we expect the blank check? We realize we're going to have to show that we have these increase courses costs, and that revenues have been the have have been reduced significantly as a result of the pandemic and we're prepared absolutely to do that with FTA. Again when a MTA relief bill passes packed way you have my commitment I will continue to work on this and thank you for all the great work you do. and. Let's keep the system going and until we have some kind of compromise between all parties. John thanks for all you do from. New. York. Thanks for inviting me God. Bless and have a good weekend you got. This is the round table will be right back..
"mta" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"The Klein to a low in nineteen, thirty three. But that decline was only twelve percent compare that with at the depths of the pandemic in March and April subway ridership declined ninety five percent as compared to the twelve percent decline during the Great Depression and even now subways are carrying only twenty five percent or pre pandemic levels that ridership declined decrease in tolls and fares. Our customers pay us about fifty percent of our revenue that ridership decline has exacted significant damage to the MTA's operating condition and our financial condition, and right now we need twelve billion dollars from the federal government to get us through the remainder of twenty, twenty, twenty, twenty one. The A fiscal crisis that we face is not one that we can cut our way out of it. Although we're reducing costs, we will take about one point, three billion dollars expense out of the MTA in twenty twenty, one about eight hundred of that has already been budgeted, and that's on top of two point five billion dollars of cost that we've already taken out, and then I wanNA point out to your listeners John that at the beginning of the year pre pandemic and twenty twenty, we expected the MTA. In operating surplus of about eighty million dollars, we had a new capital plan of about fifty one, billion dollars and operations on time performance was increasing ridership was increasing. The pandemic has changed everything. It's changed everything in terms of our ability to frankly pay our bills going forward the only solution to this given the fact that the pandemic is a national issue and a national challenge. The only issue is federal funding frankly for the state. Of New York City New York. But for the MTA. And what we need is twelve billion dollars the state of new. York in the city of New York have their own financial challenges as a result of the pandemic and I don't think it's reasonable to expect for the MTA to expect that the state or the city. This time can come to the rescue. So it's only federal the federal government that has the ability to fund. This senator Schumer and the Newark Congressional delegation and have been heroes in terms of getting the NCAA three point nine billion dollars in the cares act in in March march march and April, we've exhausted the last of that funding on July twenty fourth. So we've got no more funding available to us, and unfortunately the Republican leadership in the United States Senate has been indifferent to the needs of the MTA and frankly to the state. And the cities throughout the entire throughout the entire country and what we're doing is we're calling upon New Yorkers business leaders, ordinary New Yorkers, union leaders, and members who've been great in terms of supporting the MTA's requests for additional funding..
MTA offers reward for info leading to arrest of New York subway vandal
"Subway car windows is costing the transit system money It doesn't have. W. Stevenson says the empty is offering a reward to stop the vandalism before it gets worse. Each window on a recent seven train looks like a baseball landed right in the middle with a unique spiderweb of cracks, fanning out the M T. A is offering more than $12,000 for information about who is doing this. It's a small sum compared to the cost of the damage. The empty says There have been 70 incidents of smashed windows since May. It's cost $300,000 to repair an NYPD inspector Jason Savino is in charge of the investigation and is asking the public to film and the Vandals put on your little detective Shields. And if you see something, say something, certainly make us aware of it. The police have video of one suspect. But if not made any arrests.
MTA Offers Reward For Information About Smashed Subway Train Car Windows in New York
"More than $12,000 as a reward for information leading to the arrest of the people or person who've been smashing train car windows. Since May. There have been more than 70 incidents in the subway. The agency estimates replacing the windows has cost more than $300,000 and the broken windows have delayed trains, especially on the seven line. Mth chief safety officer Pat Warren calls it in an infuriating problem and waste of resource is because this is your money. This is your time on the strange and the inconvenience is cost to you. The empty says it will sue whoever has found responsible for smashing the windows to get them to pay for the losses. Today.
Waze's railroad alerts are now available worldwide
"Ways updated its android and IOS APPs to notify users worldwide if they're approaching a railroad crossing and there's a reason why back in two thousand, sixteen, the National Transportation Safety Board asked Tech. Companies for the feature after a truck driver collided with a train while using google maps, Google own ways. Volunteer Map editors voted railroad crossing data provided by organizations in rail network operators, Mta Long Island Railroad Amtrak the Railway Association. Of Canada Secretary of Communications and Transportation Mexico ways had to rely on its local map editors alone in some other parts of the world.
"mta" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
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"mta" Discussed on Second Avenue Sagas Podcast
"I'm joined by Nicolaas that Hatton institute were talking. Mta finances amidst the ongoing corona virus crisis as. We've seen the last week MTA. Ridership has tanked precipitously amidst a slowdown in the city. In anticipation of more orders for people to stay home and just the general unexpected nature of this public health crisis. We've seen ridership dropped by sixty percent with the New York City. As of the most recent numbers other cities are reporting ridership drops of eighty percent to ninety percent or more and the MTA. Recently put out a call for four billion dollars in federal in federal bailout because their finances are simply in the garbage right now. Nicole is an expert on MTA finances. She's going to join me to walk us through what's happening what the future holds for the MTA and it's already precarious budget and what we can expect to see in the coming weeks and months Nicole. Thank you for joining me today. Good morning thank you for having me on. I'm honored to be on the podcast. Although sorry it's under such difficult circumstances will have to reschedule a session under better circumstances later on Can you give everybody an overview of what's happening what's going on with the MTA? How does this ridership drop impact them? Sure if we had been talking perhaps early last week or the week before what we would have been talking about is a crisis that causes them to have a higher budget deficit in other words if they had seen a little bit of a ridership dropped off and if we had gone into a recession you know sort of like a run of the mill recession. Although guests no recession is all that run of the mill maybe they would have seen a drop off in tax revenues and a drop off in the fare box in toll revenues that might have done something like give them a half a billion dollar annual budget deficit on their seventeen billion dollar annual budget. Maybe IN WORST CASE SCENARIO BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET DEFICIT. So that would have been significant. But it wouldn't have been out of the ordinary in that the answer would have been service cuts perhaps new state tax revenues. You know all the normal things. Mta does when it gets into trouble but by this point we're looking at what is essentially a cash flow crisis so you can just forget about the annual deficit for the moment. This is more. Can they manage to take in cash in order to meet their ongoing expenses and just today they made their second material impact statement to their bondholders. They made one last week. They made another one just this morning. Very serious signal to bondholders. Essentially saying they're in a material event that could potentially cause them to not be able to pay their bonds that's why they have to tell the bondholders and they're essentially conserving cash. You know they can't. They can't go on with maintaining schedule in maintaining their cost will essentially not taking in very much cash at all and they gave us some new statistics on ridership subway ridership. Yesterday was down. Sixty percents of the commuter rail ridership on Yesterday was down sixty seven percent. Metro-north ridership was down ninety percent. So they're seeing a significant cut in their cashflow. How long could they go on like this? I did a little thing for the month of March the other day if they were to have the situation continue for the whole month of March that would cost them a billion dollars. If it went through April that would be two billion dollars and then we have no idea what ridership is going to look like. May June July August. So short story is that they are in what they call a very severe situation so I didn't even notice that they put out this update today. I'm looking at it now. They're saying a sixty percent drop in subway ridership. A fifty percent drop in bus ridership a ninety percent drop in a m peak usage for metro. North these are stunning numbers right now. Yep IN IT. It shows they You know any sort of social sociological perspective. Who can work at home? Who can't I mean? The Metro North Workers. Obviously ninety percent drop office because these are mostly white collar jobs until there is a lot of flexibility to work from home. It looks like from this bond statement to that the MTA is projecting in agency-wide revenue loss in excess of four point. Five billion dollars. I can't recall a situation where the MTA's finances have gone so S- out so quickly and one of the questions I have is. How much cash reserved they have? How can they continue to operate the system at the levels? They need to before they start running out of money not for Very Long. I think even just based on the ridership numbers. They're going to have to think about cutting back metro north and long island all railroad service but they say that they have liquidity resources which means money to service debt in provide Services of a little bit less than four billion dollars. But this isn't this starts to become basically borrowing to pay for operating resources. So what would this mean Things like taking away their resources. They've put aside to pay for future healthcare benefits to future retirees. So that's money that would have to be repaid Then they have a commercial line of credit about a billion dollars which they're actually going to take down on by Friday so when the when they are going to draw down their bank line of credit. That's a very serious signed to bondholders. It means that you know starting Friday. They'll essentially be borrowing a billion dollars to pay for operating expenses which is usually a very good idea so yes they have some cash that can get them through a couple of months but the It if this were to go on past you know mid April they would have to be thinking very seriously. About how much money do we want to send to the bondholders? In how much do we wanted to keep to provide essential services In now of course remember right off the top of their revenues. They are supposed to take the first twenty percent of that in in pay off their their bonds. Roughly Twenty Thousand Right. So what happens? After they draw down this line of credit they access their billion dollars. That really only takes them through about three or four weeks at most at current service levels. They can't really reduce service in a way that saves them money without a significant lead time based on the way their work shift picks or surreal. You're looking at a need to sustain levels spending for the next few months that they can't support with the money they have on hand. Yes in I think. Also the what happens after this crisis over has to be something that they they're thinking about in terms of revenue on the tax side and ridership because okay say everything works out in the best case scenario and everyone is back to work toward end of April and we can all move around freely in Hopefully not seen Terrible death toll from all of this. What is ridership look like over the summer? I mean our tourism is tourism. Going to come back. Are we going to have our global tourists in our domestic tourists back over the summer months? How many people will have lost their jobs? Unfortunately in so they will be taking subway. Bus and commuter rail how many people are going to have to save money so they won't be driving on the bridges tolls and paying into the toll. Revenue that subsidizes transit What are we gonNA do about congestion? Pricing may not an unclear thing so I think in asking for four Billion Dollars Pat. Foy IS SORT OF UNDERSTANDING. This may be the the. Mta's only chance to go to Congress if everybody has forgotten about this by summer in the MTA is left with significant cash crunch because of this and then they have to cut service even when things are recovered from the perspective of the coveted then that really harms regions recovery new worst case scenario. If they're running a Saturday service in the middle of the summer that really hampers the city's ability to get get its economy back up and running it certainly alarming to hear. The governor yesterday predicted that the peak of this was still forty five days away. I think that takes us well outside of the window the MTA is anticipating right now and that could lead to billions more losses On the bright side it does seem that the countries that have emerged from the other side of this are reporting fairly rapid economic recovery and somewhat of a return to normal. I guess there's a question with a New York. As to whether a lot of these businesses the bars and restaurants and the hotels have closed for. Now we're going to be able to reopen without so massive infusion of cash so we don't bring pictures very unsettled right now break in that goes to their tax side You know we we think about when we pay our subway fare or bus fare. Where paying for services. If this were a normal Martian this had never happened. They would've taken in about seven hundred fifty million dollars from fair in toll revenue. They would've taken in about nine hundred million dollars from taxes and from subsidies that city and state provide for various services like the city providing public. School Service So that would let them than they pay their expenses. They would had about one hundred million dollar cash balance leftover and that that sort of like these cash reserves that they they sort of keep an spend a little save a little bit on an ongoing basis but with a sixty percent drop in these revenues that would cause them a billion dollar deficit for the month in in a good deal. That attack side. In if if you think about what will the tax side? Revenues look like by summer. If you think about walking around Manhattan in all the bars and restaurants closed a lot of retail stores closed. The these are sales taxes payroll taxes because they get a little bit of the payroll tax from downstate every year Petroleum business taxes a lot of activity down probably lower tax revenue their mortgage related taxes if nobody is buying or selling property taxes really plummet until their tax bases obviously highly dependent on the downstate economy. It's interesting to see the statement. Say THAT PART OF THE MONEY. Requesting is three hundred million dollars for increased cleaning so it sounds like they're anticipating the need to maintain the level of cleaning. They've currently implemented to address the health crisis for the foreseeable future. Yeah I mean. They're they're workers have been out there doing heroic job in I'm not going to call it sanitizing. But they are. They're they're cleaning the system on a deep cleans on a regular basis now But yes I think you know for even if some of that is more like psychological than than really health-based if you if the purpose is to encourage people to get back on the subway buses and commuter rail starting four weeks from now six weeks from now eight weeks from now who knows. Then they're going to have to maintain doing that so that people feel comfortable using service. I know that there's a big concern to that if the MTA can't get this money so it looks like I've I've been reading through the the bond.
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"At the MTA. It's a nineteen sixty style holding company with a nineteen sixties style mentality. We have to consolidate the functions at the MTA bring in a different culture make the board functional and operational. So we know that we're getting officiency from the the riders fair. But then we also need a long term funding stream that we can rely on. And I believe that's congestion pricing. The alternative to congestion pricing is really a fare increase. And it could be as high as thirty percent. I think that's wrong. I think it's wrong to further burden the writers and congestion pricing. Frankly taxes people who drive in. They're the ones who will pay the tolls. Most of them come from out of state out of state only one or two percent come from the outer boroughs. It's a luxury to drive into Manhattan is tremendous environmental costs at cetera. And I believe the totaling of on congestion pricing is a better way to fund the system. So let me read a little bit from the press release to give our listeners some of the details, and then ask you to comment on them. But says the MTA transformation plan would include a congestion pricing financing model electronic tolling devices would be installed on the perimeter of the central business district of Manhattan defined as the street, south.
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"Right. I mean, we're talking so first of all. The gridlock on Manhattan streets, the effect that congestion pricing will have on that. I don't think is that much of a given. I don't know. I don't know the congestion pricing is going to have that huge debt on either end of where it's going to potentially benefit New York. Now that being said, I don't think there's any reasons really not to do it seems like the stars are all aligned that it's moving forward as Dana said, it's you know, and and I said, it's you know, seems like near guarantee you never know could come up the works in Albany. A couple of rogue senators and the whole thing is in trouble. But clearly there would be some positive benefits both to the MTA funding situation and the congestion issue. So yes, but on both fronts. There's other things that need to happen as well. And that some of what we've been reporting on this week, and and at other times in addition, she talked briefly at the end there about Amazon thinker points about the transit concerns. Were right on target. I don't think the strongest argument against the deal obvious. There have been a lot of arguments for and against the deal. And what I'm wondering sort of what goes what goes on after this week? You know, is there is there room for discussion is room for compromise. You know, is there room within the process to even really have that discussion kind of remains to be seen. I feel well you you wrote a piece with your take on the Amazon deal. So I want you to give listeners the short version of that. And they can find the long version at Salem dot org. But let me just say real quick, you know, the, but the other thing at play here with the Amazon deal is that Cuomo's talking up that relates the MD MTA funding situation is part of this is supposed to bring in billions of dollars in new tax revenue to New York state that can then be used for things like funding, the MTA, and you know, there are also elements of this memorandum of understanding with Amazon to dedicate payments in lieu of taxes towards the local infrastructure projects and such. So that's a lot more. Discussed another time. But go ahead. Take us out with your your take on the Amazon deal. Well, it's complicated. I've say there's some big big doubts and questions both about the deal, but the process and about frankly, Amazon itself, and and what kind of corporate citizen is. But that is a great thing to read on city dot org on city dot org and got them because at that calm a lot under this agenda two thousand nineteen series. We've done criminal Justice. We've done transit next week is housing. Tune in here to hear that next Wednesday come to our sights to see more, and we're gonna thank Reggie Johnson behind the glass and thank everyone for listening and wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. You've been listening to maximum fee on WBAI. Keep listening have a great holiday happy..
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"Two zero nine two eight seven seven. Yeah. Give us a call. Let us know. Your latest thoughts on on the MTA or or pit yourself for to be the next chair of the of the MTA is Joe lhota heads out the door. But on a more serious note on that subject, Dino, what do you the governor is talking a bit about structural change at the MTA? He's also talking little bit about not really running the MTA, and the MTA isn't isn't what you see before your eyes. We, you know, we're often hearing very different takes from the governor on what the MTA is. And how much he controls it? But in some breaths. He's talking about. About structural reform changes. Jim any sense of what that could look like? And what that would mean for new leadership. Well, at this moment in time, it really is just talk, and it's not clear precisely what it means. One thing that he could do that might help sort of lower the MTA's costs. According to people who understand these issues far better than me is, you know, renegotiate the Transport Workers Union contract when it comes up for Newell. I believe next year maybe the year after one of the, you know, labor costs comprise like an enormous portion of the the MTA's operating costs and those numbers are only growing, but as far as structural reform. You know, your guest gases as good as mine. Right. I mean, he he did very briefly a couple of sessions ago. I believe he proposed. You know, everybody was blaming him for the TA. He was saying I don't really control the MTA. But hey, you wanna do that? Okay. Give me the majority not just the plurality of appointments to the board, and he sort of through that proposal out there at the last minute. Of a legislative session, and it didn't go anywhere. And then he never brought it back up in this past session. If if my memory serves me correctly, so who knows maybe maybe he resurrects that idea. But again that doesn't doesn't necessarily get us at the costs and the revenue issues that were really talking about here that might be more of a management structure, and you know. Effectively affectively controls the MTA in it is an extreme rarity. If and maybe even something that has never happened during my time covering the MTA, it's an extreme rarity for the MTA board to not vote in accordance with his wishes and that of his board members. So you know, that seem to me more than anything just a PR play right in. And what you bring up though, this labor issue is obviously something that, you know, has come up in a lot of reporting, including, you know, the big series that the times did and something that was part of the discussion in the gubernatorial campaign, you know, Republican Mark Molinaro was talking about trying to get those costs controls down, and, you know, share some of the savings with the union and try to figure out ways to sort of do it together. He did not win in the TWU has been very supportive of the governor. So what you bring up there is a very outstanding question about whether there's really any appetite on the governor's part two to renegotiate that contract. Any any sort of way? But he's going to have to you know, this group. That's that's putting out the recommendations and the governor, and they're gonna have to figure out some some plans as you indicate right and soon by the end of the year. Let's take a couple of minutes for coming to the end of our time with Dana, everyone Stein of political New York, obviously big news, the past couple of weeks has been the announcement this Amazon deal, and there's been a transit lens on that..
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"Thanks for having me. So it's great to have you on always love reading your work. And folk should obviously check out everything Dana writes at political New York. So we want to chat with you a little bit because you've also been covering this Amazon deal to come to queens. But I think will maybe wait on that until the end of our time together and hopefully get to it. But since we just talked to Alex Matheson from move New York about the prospects for congestion pricing. And we wanna talk with you about the broader MTA picture. Why don't you just sort of start off giving us your sense of where congestion pricing fits into the larger MTA picture that we're that? We're facing right now. Well, I I think it's a near certainty that a near certain that congestion pricing or some form of it will pass through Albany this year, but it's sort of the dispassionate progressed so far that we're we've kind of reached the point where now people are wondering what other funding mechanisms will be put in place, and what other efforts will be made to sort of make the MTA work more efficiently. Because when you look at the the estimates for the next five year capital plan for the MTA something like sixty billion dollars and the MO you know, that when people talk about estimates of the amount of revenue that can be generated by congestion pricing. They're talking about at around one billion dollars a year. So the MTA quite simply doesn't have enough money, and you can argue about it's wasteful spending. And why it is that doesn't have enough money, but congestion pricing isn't gonna cut it. So. Real question that people are thinking about now is a will the governor exited his substantial leverage to make the MTA run like a more modern and more efficient agency and be what other revenue sources will be considered next session in Albany and those tied together. I would think because if congestion pricing is implemented, and there will be people who don't like it will be folks grumble, and it will take some money out of folks pocket if it's implemented and the transit system does not improve that has the makings of a real political disasters. They gotta find another money for sure that's absolutely true. And they have to, you know, arguably think more creatively. I mean, one thing that London famously did before it imposed congestion pricing charge was dramatically improve service. So that people had other options and had a sense that, you know, they're commutes would not suffer dramatically should congestion pricing be implemented and people are saying near. And the MTA will likely have to do something similar if they want the whole thing to work out. Right. I I mean, I'd I'd like to chat a little bit more about the buses, maybe a couple of minutes, but but in, but that's still doesn't get really at at the revenue picture, right? I mean, you know, what do we have any sense right now, what is plausible? I mean, the governor has pretty much said some sort of tax increase to to dedicate towards the MTA is his a non starter with him. And he's basically I think controlled the the legislature but into into having the same sort of stance going into the next session. So the governor's talking about basically, you know, making New York City put more towards the MTA capital plan. I mean is that really what we're probably looking at is is congestion pricing. And and then more just coming out of this sort of broad budgets of the city in the state. I think that they're looking for something more sustainable, so he he said, you know, a millionaires tax new millions axes go as the leaders of the state legislature. I you know, I I St. radically. They could just raise the rates on all of the existing taxes that fund it's not clear. There's this MTA sustainable transit work group. It has a very long name that's been meeting every couple of weeks..
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"Given what we know about what's happening with the Byford plan and the action plan and the idea that the MTA has fiscal crisis this year, and he's to raise fares to secure service at current levels. Is there the opportunity to put those services in before the tolls? Kick into the folks have those options, how will the sequencing do you think work? Jared. I appreciate the question because also tremendous benefits of of this plan this proposed plan, but I understand that even if this rest of congestion gets an acted in this budget, which is what we hope by. I it's going to be probably two years before any tolls actually go into effect, and that gives the MTA a substantial amount of time to start to add additional services, particularly in those underserved parts of the city like the south Brooklyn, southeastern queens, northeastern queens eastern parts of the Bronx, Staten Island. So yeah, the answer -solutely we have two years just start to make some additional provides additional bus services and other services to get people around lots of other creative ideas about last mile strategies. How do you get people either with local buses shovel services local subway stops that they that maybe aren't walking distance? So. I think there's a whole potential there to do something that that, you know, folks, news parts of the city of been complaining about for generations. Which is we are under served by transit. I think we have a unique opportunity here finally change that by having the kind of resources necessary to add kinds of bus services and other services provided that exa excess just wanted to kind of take the opportunity could just to remind folks it was here. The subway system is falling apart. The bus ridership is going down. Precipitously simple reason the traffic so bad the buses barely move. And so people can realize can walk faster than they can run total lack of enforcement of bus lanes. All that. Yeah. There's lots of elements that by the way to as we as you point out, there are multiple factors there. But nonetheless, overall, traffic congestion, certainly a serious part of it as well as kind of a lack of resources to invest in the system to add routes and.
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"App, August thirty. First, the roast, Bruce Prichard I am now officially de roast master. Whoa, so that'll be a lot of fun. I might wear. Over a Rick flair shirt because I'm classy. Everybody. Boom, that's it. And well, I wanna say, I wanna say as always so glad to have my brother by side chains matter n- we have some big news coming up in the next month or so. Hopefully I know we always saying that, but this time I really think eighteenth straight months get, but you know, it's got some big news coming up. We're gonna. We're gonna handle some things this week, God willing. They will come to fruition. I wanna think join up Briley so much. Thank you so much time when I can't make you providing with the MTA real quick. Hope when when Miranda becomes our governor, I hope she promotes you to the top of the empty because this hope the ideas that I have for this place to make it more customer make people feel love. Yeah, you know, well, let's make sure we get that money in your pocket. Yes. Yeah, I want to also say a shoutout to Danny Coyne and Jodi Nelson who I'm gonna strangle when I hear they, they used to come to the eighteenth avenues to see them coming through when the well, they're texting me nonstop in the middle of this. I'm telling Danny, I'm gonna kill. Danny. I know you're watching stop these fucking text messages. Group text people's be going glam in, and now they keep going back and forth about what the fuck it is. All I see is I can't do this. They Can't can't do that. stop it. One of the guests. He's one of the greats he's one of the weights shattered Jody Wasserman to Jodi. Recently, you can catch me at Broadway comedy club. I'm, I'm there like once a month and this is my period with them on Friday. I will be there at Broadway comedy club, and you can also check me out Ed stand up, New York, hey. You can also check me out at stand up New York, pacman high nj high, our high old black bitch, high. I know. I know. I know I know, but I'm seeing them now because I, we really got doing gross. I haven't seen him. I wanna thank all the people that listened to out on the podcast universe. I promise very soon we are going back to just James and I doing the podcast with no live home. And then if you wanna see the live or you wanna see any extra footage we're working on a patriot account. Okay. 'cause James has to get new hats and we'll make it very. Dollars and shit. Let that very soft sneaker. Addiction does burgeoning. I like them and makes me feel good about myself. Which after years of being told, I was none. I have raised above and now look at me. I'm here with these ladies and yes, and working with wrestlers and waking up random buildings that have been in before. Teeth tonight tonight everyone we love you..
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"They're robbing you so that they can find a way to fund their life. Yes, that robbing while inconvenient and while I don't condone it is no different than white people. Robbing your pockets every day through economic means banking systems. Bernie Madoff Hoover the fuck he was. I don't if with them and this. So yes, I don't wanna get. I think the violence and I think the robbing and all these things that are sort of assigned to people of color really. Again, it is those are the things that are signed to people that don't have much money and that person can be any color. Right? But we constantly hear the story of the black guy, the black woman at robbed in this and that nobody talks about the hillbilly. Right? So they're up to. They everybody has a little thing out there. Called meth. Yeah, them do tussle. Wow. The meth hustles leather says WalMart was all. Yeah, yeah, they are look, man. You're just trying to get some new underwear and maybe pick up a large fry at the McDonalds at WalMart. And then you'll see like a like a cousin. You haven't seen it ten years now was like teardrop tattoos. And yeah, looks like a an outta work muppet. And you're like both. That happened to you there, Gina and. Get spun on real quick. Yeah, I, it's been great. Yeah. So has soldier how this happen, hope you're not. You are the second choice because the initial choice that I told you to discuss the my fed up nets moment. The MTA was city a Nixon from sex, and the city is running for governor because at that moment, I'm like another Cuomo shit. I'm so frustrated with how this companies ran, at least in that moment. And I'm like, I don't want to root for celebrities to just get. I think we need to get back to, you know, people know politics. I'm like, YoM, get maranda in the studio. I am not a registered democrat, and I'm registered no party. I so I can't vote in the primaries. You were my first choice because when he said that I knew that was gonna have no parts of this. She would love you get you maranda loves she would. But I mean politics aside. That's what's going on now. And even in the union, they just endorsed governor Cuomo my union TWU. Discussed that with us. Right. You know what I mean? Especially with things that are going on? Well, I think you know what it is, and this is what this is. What. In all of the views about the express. None of us joined Riley or things Madam, but I take them on myself if they wanna cosign later, they can. When decisions are being made like that, it is in the Union's best interests right to if it is not going to represent everyone until tally it is best for them to stay out of matters like that. Unfortunately, the history of unions is very political because that's where it came from, and unfortunately, and I'm not saying that this is your union, but I am saying unions in general, have started under with the backs of mobs and things like that, and people sort of running those like little lascivious lifestyles and things. So it was never a, the union was always for the white guy, right? So that he didn't have to disenfranchise after the Prussian and all of those things and finding away from him. And this thing I'm telling truth because James has to go to the bathroom. The truth, take liberties. I drank a lot of soda, the water. This weekend's wrestling, no one cares. I'm looking at your eyes. You tell me this off the mic for Joanna. Maranda I, I love him around. I want. The longest exit to the bathroom of experience in my life. It was like, oh, my God, put diary Frank. Yeah. Now he's guilty. Let's say this. Let's get it was change topics while he's gone. This is the perfect time. One of the things I wanted to talk about with you is you produce a lot of comedy shows now want to give it back around a little bit to our listeners. Okay. Well, I have fifteen years in the business. I just posted a t of bro Boston comedy club used to hang out. So I've been doing comedy about fifteen years and I love to perform, but I also realized coming up that I didn't have the mentorship that.
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"She loves the MTV MTA and I think about you often when I have frustration with TA to go, no, no Joanna, tell me something something I get it so that you are. I think you advocate. I think what you came on in the first mini to us what you should be a spokesperson for them because all you hit the rest of the shit is, oh, what I hate. This is what I hate the brand new subway conductor. The brand new the Hello, everybody this stops. It's like, I know you started last week. 'cause excited. I want the data. That's the person that don't give a fucking get you there on time because they've been working for ninety also screams please stop blocking the door. No one is blocked the door. No one is door. They just wanted yell it out. Oh, let me the people who blocked the door now to. It's like mother fucker. We bitch about these things not running the reason. My throat's no good. Everybody. I'm just gonna text. Everybody. It sounds sounds delicious. A young, Tom, wait, whatever it is. You sound like you sound like that nigga. I think you get along with Tom waits, but that's another story is he single? He's happily married. He wrote jersey girl about his wife, but that's was like forty years ago. Yeah, cheats a little. What everybody needs a new flavor after forty years. If you're not cheating, you're not trying. Am I right? Everybody boy. Yeah, I can't hear for the James quickly. I want you to sit in that. I want you to sit in what you just said, sit in humor profession. Don't manse blame me. Oh. Let me tell you something I got into a fight to try. I'm gonna take this time to tell you right now, and we gotta get onto some other, but I have to tell you baby. So I've been wait. I waited the whole trip to come back and swipe my card, and it got. I post to post it on Facebook. What happened? Very furious. People like, hey, man, don't mail on your card. Swipe it. Get back. It has worked every time cents. So it's one of those things where I feel like the guy, I don't know why he would want. So it felt like the MTA. I'm glad you told me what their policy black away. Leon is objected. He just did not like you. Did you tell him, you know, if you wait for sure, a troubling. Very nice guy. I'm to be an everyone I try to be. I understand. Sometimes it resin. Let's this is all about a podcast about honesty. Yes, sometimes it comes back. Oh, y'all to from us because we had that crazy time where it's like we so inconvenience. You know what it is, right? Women really messed shit up with metro grades when When we we was was sort sort of of calm. calm. It was like, no, no, I see. I see black people. So fed up at the presence of anything that they see white, where it's like a collective sigh like, okay, like how are we going to deal this motherfucker like what is the problem? So I really think that he was giving you the jazz Ratib that's coming from me. I'm being I'm gonna be honest with you. You slid it how many times and it didn't work like four, five, five times you go to. You stayed at that one turnstile. Okay. So that's usually the issue is trying to terrorist was dirty is unable to read your card. The fact that they worked later it is. Well, it's technically technology. So the strip itself, the fact that it worked later indicates that it was a turnstile and south. The courtesy was to let you go to..
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"It gives me this way again and again and again at this turnstile. So this is a common thing that happens in New York City. Correct. I've been here, twelve plus years. Might cars always you do it once in a while happen, you go to window, you swipe, they go, you have money on. They buzz you in. I went there. I'm trying to catch a certain train at which McCall it Penn station, get the jersey to picked up. And I don't think I'm bugging out, but I'm kind of like just swipe and go, and we swipe and I figured he thought he said, cool. Because like YoM says the wa wa laws because. God bless you. All. Got you. I think you have to know what is understood anything that's ever been said by MTA person behind the window or a bu- I love when they get mad at you above when you're at the last Berber remember about take your headphones off. That's the only thing you've ever. Here's yelling. It's like, all like is scratching your doing? Yes. So the guy says, I thought he said, go ahead. I going then then I think you got a little upset because I just assumed he's probably having a bad day and I'm like, oh, what's going on? He's like swipe a good and he's like, yeah, your car is damaged damage car. Like. Cool. Man. He's like, you're gonna have to mail in our so it gets me an envelope and then I'm about to go to the thing and he goes, I can't again pose you go. Why law doesn't? He's like, you have to go. I'm like, well, I'm leaving town. He goes, no. So I'm now still trying to stay in the pocket, but I'm also I can't leave town. Of course. I'm going to be that. You can't leave town, no, sir, but you have to mail this in on like yet, but what am I gonna do at the by another one I have to leave. Now it took a second. Look, if this is what the laws your protocol on. I hope you understand. I'm trying not to get upset with you. If you're just doing job, I respected that'll be realize how frustrating this is to be in this situation because I hope you understand my situation like fine. And then I walk off and by single pass, which is more money that will be preceded going into your raise, which I knows not an f. theories and then whatever we'll get. And then I had to buy it and I was furious and after hours on the train, it's raining out a miserable. I'm wondering if I'm gonna get there in time and it's like, how do you like to me could be through been in a million times acted like you couldn't do it. Everyone is done that. Well. L. protocol is if you're Carter's damaged. Just that's no fault, your own and customer service is you get a courtesy ride. That's no more discussion, just being a dick and this is what I'm talking about. The rule and regular ones I'm talking of Bala believable motherfuckers claiming under the umbrella at a job and protocol and what blue book says and they do and they own personal jazz. Yeah. And he could elect you through and it's the same. Okay. Let me put my thing here request this perfect..
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"When you look at metro north railroad, they get much more money than we do and they shut down instead. We're twenty four New York City. Transit authority is twenty four, seven, whereas Long Island after certain time, their trains don't run. They get at least five to seven dollars more than we do in our what. But is it also because you guys a twenty four hour that there's more people that need to be on shift? Yes, but they shouldn't get. We should get more money than than than we much. I wanna know why you're not getting more money because you raise the rates on the train, or that's what I'm saying that doesn't correlate to our raise that has nothing to do with a raised when they raised the fare. That's what I'm saying. They tried to tie into the fact they whatever anyway, because of the state. Right. What were you in? So the union ago sheets, we already already have a union to deal with MTA, but they try to fight it in public to make it look like we're being greedy when the prevailing wage that we don't get because the cost of living has gone up. And why haven't gotten a prevailing wage to go coincide with that, which is all unions do. Let me. Doc, you ask you, this is your union rep single. I don't know, ask him now Jane before I'm not. I keep trying to get this story, but I feel like James, his thing. The thing that so James. Let's give us going going. Okay. So just start raining Tuesday taking the night off to go a day early into the south Philly area were on Wednesday, did warm up for my friend. He filmed a special so I didn't warm up. This is great and then go to a radio show than ever nice supper Lynch shelter. Casino key that dude loose. Beautiful. I'm Ana story. Ah, and I go up to the train and I've a travel bag behind me. I'm ready to go. And I'm swiping the card for those not familiar with public transportation. Most systems, I believe now use a swipe card? Yes, this is a plastic metro card is. Yeah, we call it fair media, Apor right record and. Well, not not plastic. Whatever the thing is, you can't tear it. I know. Yeah. So I got a month passable, and I go, what do you get a monthly people like, oh, you eaten. Oh, man. Oh, man. You could afford to order fish. It was water restaurant that healthy living. So I, I switched..
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"Oh, now on the caller, Tuesday get where you were when I talked to you on the phone about because one of those throat is a Briley not only issues a talented comedian, and my Scorpio sister, she is a comedy show producer. She's also a writer. She is also a stand up comedian, but she also works for the MTA and as she has been there with for me through a lot of the ES coz that I have gone through that I have gone through, I had a call one day so you can get your thing. Say real quick. Explain with them is to everyone and not in the New York area though quick, but everybody has MTA right. This another. The the metro transit is so MTA as much politics, transportation authority. I work for the New York City transit authority, which is a division of the MTA INTA is on a railroad adventure north, and the buses so company that encompass all aspects of the transportation system in the city. I didn't even know you ought to be their spokesperson because everybody I speak to sound like wing Wong with they suck and teacher from the when long along along with me, no mowing. Okay. Well, can I get a transplant? We we want we, I'm like, bitch, do any of you? Motherfucker speak anything other than hieroglyph. Yeah. God, I love the Maryland greater Farallon education. Did any because that was the parochial school baby college baby. I know that's what I'm saying. But. Say your story, so hit my story. So I called Joanna when there was a fit and he's gonna join all the time. Like what does that mean? No sense. Remember when we used to try to all get together, what station you was going to be, we would go through this this just the way that you say. I used to be Columbus circle along time that bleaker street. I was all over and you don't bleaker street here and you have one out in street. Was it Clark? The Brooklyn was high street Clark. Street Clinton, Washington. Why did they move you from Columbus circle before I go to my story, I want to be anymore..
"mta" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Work with other elected officials to accomplish common goals duchess county is at the northern end of the mta we rely greatly on metro north and the connection into the city and we know that you you can't build a four story addition on a house where the roof is leaking and the basement is flooded and what this is allowed the mta to do is focus on a massive advancements instead of ensuring that the system wants efficiently effectively and safely and i did one other thing joe i know you know this is important to me system that needs to be you universally accessible so that those of any ability have access to mass transit so that they can get to and from work get to and from home get to and from tourism locations and be able to live their lives without having to wait on a subway platform for hours so so your point is is corrected it seems that the policy is simply to outmaneuver the mayor and that's not that's not good government at the at the end of the day i think new yorkers need to have confidence that their government is working affectively to problem solve and have a degree of of appreciation that the government is competent and and the state government under this governor is not confident about passing the buck i mean this is the governor who who literally and figuratively he literally hired a brass band to to celebrate his triumph of opening this over budget delayed second avenue subway line and just months later tried to act as though he was not the person in charge of the mta i mean it's absurd but i wanna talk to you about duchess county because i lived there for a number of years the last year i lived there was two thousand and four and there were shootings on the block i lived on i lived on parker avenue for having discussed his where ninety comes into the city of poughkeepsie three or four shootings in the last year i lived there it was a very tough town to live in and every time i go back to visit whether it be poughkeepsie i mean th the hudson river bridge actually terminates right across from where my house would have been and to have that would have been wonderful i i.
"mta" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Citywide a phenomenon that's really going to relieve some pressure on our streets on the mta plus light rail which is coming to a brooklyn in queens that we're going to be putting it uh obviously another thing was started in previous administration i commend the man who's grown city by these are all all turn ways for people get around and the raw actually things you can do a lot quicker uh then putting in for example agassi a new subway line so that's where we're putting both energy and investment i think the political will point is fair to an upset very clearly uh we spent a lot of time i spent a lot of time last few months on things like mural control education and on the city budget but now i'm going to turn my attention the mta and i'm gonna be out there are a lot around the city and i'm gonna be advocating for the big changes we need but i disagree with that editorial uh certainly on the point about how investment works 'cause i think it absolutely ignores the fact that in the investment reality is that the money the mta takes in it does not um equitably utilize and it and that's something that's been known for decades in decades the vast majority of the mta ridership is in the new york city subway system but that's not where the vast majority the investment goes and so i want to uh look very closely at the mta's huge operating budget and capital budget and push for them more equitable distribution and a better set of priorities that will address the lives everyday people new york city i couldn't disagree more on the notion around what happened with the train i think that's a misunderstanding first of all responsibility responsibly lives with the state for the mta uh but joe loaded was there to his credit but second uh what we're trying to focus on is fixing the whole system not the exceptional uh incident that occurs and obviously that was a bad incident and i felt very bad for the people were affected this this is about fixing old system on a political will awful i got plenty of will to put into pushing the mta to be what it should be it's.