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MTA Begins Fining New York City Riders For Not Wearing Face Coverings
"Starting today, The MTR will find riders $50 if they refused to wear masks on trains and buses. Mask list writers will be given the chance to put one on before they get a ticket
New York Police Dept. Seeking Suspects on MTA Bus Driver Assault
"Police say they're still after suspects in connection with the assault on empty a bus driver and they're asking for your help. Now, this after he ejected male and female suspect from his bus last month here in the city. The 35 year old driver was on his route and M two bus on Monday, August 31st when the driver said he witnessed two passengers making threats on another Warning to police reports. He ejected them along Lafayette East Eighth Street Park. The bus in nearby when the ejected couple apparently forced the bus door open, proceeded to beat the driver. He fled the scene. The bus driver warmed up with minor injuries. Any info call Crime stoppers at 1 805 77 Tips
New York - Front-Door Boarding, Fare Collection Resumes on MTA Buses
"For people who write M T a bus is for one thing. You once again have to pay fares. No more free rides on buses and you can now enter the bus through the front door. I spoke with New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg this morning on WCBS front door boarding is resuming. Today we've heard anecdotally from writers about some crowding issues on some bus lines. Will front door boarding help without you think I think it will. Look, this is New York City and a lot of people write the best in the subways who are always gonna have some crowding issues and you're you're probably never gonna be able to get the 6 ft that you would like. But we do think that this will help quite a bit. So this really opens up the front of the bus gives people the ability to spread out a little bit while you know, maintaining a lot of space between writers and bus operators. We've put up a barrier between the operator and writers so we can really minimize minimized sort of the air circulation between the two but also give writers more space. Some bus drivers have said the empty has not done enough to protect them. How would you respond to that? Well, look, I you know, we have been hit incredibly hard by Cove it you know, we set months where we had thousands of people quarantined. Many became sick. We've unfortunately lost. 131 of our colleagues. And so you know there is there is a lot of anxiety it empty a among our workforce and for good reason. Thes were the heroes who were out every day. All day all night moving the folks who needed to get to work. Not just moving New York through this crisis, but really giving the heart the ability to survive this crisis. So, look, I mean, this is what we're doing to protect our workforce and also to protect our riders. Masks were readily available. We give pee peed all of our operators. We've put this barrier up between the operator and the riders. To protect the operator, you know, but we also we also realised you need to do more until over the fall. We're going to be put it. We're going to be installing an even more significant barrier between operators and riders as well. New York City
"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.
MTA Says Free Rides, Back Door Boarding On MTA Buses Is Ending In New York City
"Saying. saying. There's There's no no such such thing thing as as a a free free lunch. lunch. They They will will add add bus bus rides rides that that now now once once again again in in a a couple couple of of weeks weeks here here in in New New York York City, City, rear rear door door boarding boarding on on all all empty empty buses buses was was put put in place back in March and effort to protect the bus drivers. It also meant a free ride. We can't afford to lose out on these revenues at this moment, the empty as interim city Transit President Sarah Feinberg says that free ride ends on the 31st. We're installing these protective barriers between operators and riders. Riders will also have more space to spread out. The front of the bus open again Empty A bus division had Craig Cipriani says Bus ridership is still growing basically on pace with subways. We can just as many customers as the subways, which is a big change from before the pandemic when the subway carried far more people, we start off with a communication campaign and eagle team reminding folks of their responsibility, Customs of responsibility to pay the fan where the mess a spokesman for Transport Workers union, local 100 says drivers are being told not to do any enforcement as they look to avoid confrontations with Riders in hell's
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.
Understanding Whats Really Underneath Your Childs Behavior with Dr. Pejman Katiraei
"Welcome to the brain podcast. I'm your host Droop wrote and each week my team and I bring on a new guest who we think can help you improve your brain health feel. Feel better and love more. This week's guest is Dr. Pettman Qatar Ryan Dr k as he's known to many of his patients is a board certified pediatrician who's also board certified and fellowship trained in integrative and holistic medicine. He completed his undergraduate at Ucla and then he obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western. University of Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, the famous Loma Linda. where, he stayed on as pediatric chief resident and then as teaching faculty for over four years while he founded the Loma Linda University holistic medicine clinic. Dr K also completed two fellowships integrative medicine one with the University of Arizona Dr Case. Second Fellowship wasn't Endo Bio Jeanie and thereby ginny as a European systems biology medical model, which emphasizes the use of. In the management of Neuro Endocrine, system Dr K. is one of a few physicians in the country with mastery of osteopathy functional medicine, functional endocrinology, herbal herbalism, medical herbalism, and more Dr K. is now in private practice here in lovely Santa Monica where he focuses on helping children with severe behavioral challenges incredible bio. Dr Kate Welcome to the broken being pot. Adding more LADES, you're young man, you're only forty-three. There's a lot more accolades you can add to your resume over the. Perfect job. A Mike my goal at the end of the day to help kids feel better. That's beautiful. Goal a beautiful purpose and I can't wait to dig into that in today's podcast and I wanna get into a little bit of origin story. How did you get clear and where did all the puzzle pieces aligned himself that that is your goal. You know. I think the universe was calling me. To do this. The first reason why I got into, it was for my own health up as a kid, I had pretty severe anxiety. SPENT, most of my adolescent teenage years in mix of anxiety and depression yo and. My nervous system was upside down and I couldn't really understand why I knew that I was different. I knew I experienced the world differently, but I really had no clue why you know like who would have thought that eating fast food everyday. All Day will be an issue for for your nervous system going bonkers is that what was going on? Were you eating fast food and kind of go? How is the standard American new way of life I mean college like that's what you do. Right Even I remember actually Loma Linda is a vegetarian institution. Why it's famous for being one of the hospital in the Blue Zone. The seventh day adventists. Yeah. But when I got accepted there, one of the thoughts that I had is like Oh my God. What am I gonNA do without my burgers. And that was the mindset I had going into training because I didn't know any better and what actually got me to start looking outside was during my training. I kept kept coming across these cases and I remember one very, very vividly. Twelve year. Old Guy. Severe Severe Colitis. Came in with toxic, Mega Colin were his colon had dilated to about ten centimeters, which is huge, and we did around the steroids. We did some medications for him. He got better when home. Two weeks later, I was still on service. Worse off than before and Beato, our team started the discussion and we brought in all the specialists and basically the end of the discussion was well, he's failing medications. We just need to cut out his colon literally was like he failed medications. So the next option is we just cut out this twelve year olds a lot inflammation. Something's going on. Let's just cut the thing out. because. That is the next standard of care, right. I had a lot of these kinds of scenarios where kids would show up like I remember another guy who plays soccer. He scraped his knee niece bowl up and then thirty six hours later, he was dead. You know and they were just like well, sometimes staff does unlike I've scraped my knee, I haven't died like, what was it about his system that caused him to fall apart and it was this recurring question of like these things don't add up two plus two equal in this scenario and the institution, and they're really smart people alone Linda, don't get me wrong. But the pediatric conventional training was like no two plus two equals farm like it doesn't look this way. So as it is in most hospitals and worst Western approach. Places. Because that's what people are trained in. But you were asking a different question. You're like, okay. This doesn't make sense what's really going on. Exactly. Yeah, and that is what ultimately led me to start taking courses. So I, I went to one holistic kind of course, and it was a dinky little course, but I was like, oh. My God I, you know I have found my people, the light bulbs went off and you started connecting dots. And then from there I went and did a bunch of training with Institute of Functional Medicine and the trading with the University of Arizona, and in the midst of that, I started realizing the pieces that were affecting me so like. I did the elimination diet and started feeling better and then I found myself to have MTA. And I think my initial homocysteine was sixteen when I first tested it, I'm like Jesus. So I started injecting myself with B twelve and you know I was my own best Guinea pig. And in the midst of getting interested, what also happened is Loma Linda's in didn't have anyone that was getting interested in this stuff. They're like, Hey, you wanNA, start a holistic medicine clinic and. Like. Two years of my training and there I was like all of the sudden getting handed these patients you know and I was the expert even though I basically didn't know that much. But through the process of learning and I was really really privileged to be put in a place where you know fifty year olds, I was a pediatrician fifth year olds with Severe Lupus. Land in my doorstep helped me I'm like. I don't know anything about Lupus. So let me learn so I. I spent all this time. Just researching in learning. You know any person that I could find with any material they had on the Web I was reading books listening to the videos. And I was just consuming all of this information in the midst of that. Also learning from my patients,
"mta" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
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Man Punched MTA Bus Driver After Being Told Masks Are Required: New York PD
"Of the man who punched in empty a bus driver in the face after the driver asked him to wear a mask before boarding. This happened Monday on the Jazz to bus near Madison Avenue and East 29th Street. The attacker ran away. The driver was treated at a hospital. WCBS
MTA Bus Driver Punched In Face After Telling Man To Wear Mask, New York City
"Police say a man punched in M T. A bus driver after the driver told the man that he had to wear a mask to get on. The bus happened Monday near Madison and East 29th. Police say the man tried to get on the M two without a mask, which is mandatory for all empty buses and trains. Man punched the driver in the face before running away. We're told the driver was not seriously hurt. He was checked out of the hospital.
MTA Allows Some Bus Windows to Open, Still Evaluating Subway Car Windows
"Increase ventilation on New York City's bosses, the empty is allowing drivers to open windows and the roof hatch is but w m. I see Steven Nessen reports it can't be done on old buses or trains. Only local buses have windows that can open the express bus is do have roof hatches, but if they're open, there's not enough clearance and tunnels. They have to stay closed. The MP says it's still evaluating whether subway windows should open. Darwin Kung is a health policy analyst at the Tri State Transportation campaign. He's concerned about underground air quality's amazing in circulation, and we can all feel it. Isn't a vigorous as an outdoor environment right? You can feel a hot system gets another drag. The head of Transit says some writers will feel more comfortable on buses, some on subways. It's up to them.
New York MTA Buses to Start Collecting Fares Again in August
"Says it's still on pays to resume collecting bus fares next month. Interim President Sarah Feinberg is not giving an exact date yet, but says the transit agency needs the cash. Passengers have been entering buses through rear doors as a safety measure for drivers, but that's made payment impossible. Perhaps not. Surprisingly, ridership on buses has increased more than it has for the subways, where people still have to swipe their metro cards. It's 11
Coronavirus: MTA puts $51.5B capital program on hold in New York
"The MTA board has decided to put an indefinite hold on billions of dollars of planned upgrades to the city's transit system that includes modernize signal systems new subway cars a new elevators it doesn't dozens of stations back in March the agency put a sixty day hold on all capital projects that will now continue as the MTA pushes for another nearly four billion dollars an emergency federal relief money during its virtual board meeting today the agency also said it's considering job and wage cuts as a way to address what looks like a ten billion dollar budget deficit over the next two years
The tech behind MTA's fight against coronavirus
"Cases of covid nineteen are turning down. The threat of the coronavirus continues to loom over the city. I'm Rod Chang and this is your daily charge. With me as chairman and CEO of the MTA PAT Foy at thanks for joining me x-ray Ranch, Nasr meals, but more than a week since the city reopened phase one. What has ridership been like? Ridership has actually been a pleasant surprise. We knew we would get an increase comparing yesterday Monday of the fifteenth two two weeks ago before we increased service and the governor listed. Announced a phase, one ridership on subways and buses has gone up a total of three hundred eighty thousand customers. That's about two hundred, seven, thousand on subways, one, hundred, seventy, five, thousand, more or less on buses, three hundred eighty thousand people per day is the size of a pretty. medium-sized, transits. So we're we're pleased by that. We expect ridership to continue to grow obviously the summer months, and this is going to be unusual summer for new. York City and and the suburbs. And what ridership will do this summer is is unknown, but we expect continue to build and especially after after Labor Day assuming that you know New York City are phase. Two of the governors are newer Polish. So you mentioned those numbers. Nearly nine hundred thousand daily riders. That is you know off the highs of the pre coronavirus air where we're talking about millions rights so. Curious. There are still a lot of people out there concerned that they might get infected that there might be a second wave. For folks out there. Who still hesitant like what do you tell people to reassure them that? The Newark Transit System is safe to travel in. Here's what I on a couple of things one is i. tell him that I got on the seven eleven I. Think it was out of Port Washington this morning. There was plenty plenty of seats the car smelled and little clean and every customer as far as I can tell and every employee winning the at a bass, the same was true when I go to Penn Station and got on the two or three, and then connected with the one at chambers. Appear to me, every customer was wearing a mask mass for really important. The Governor is made wearing masks on public transit a state law. Employees and customers required to wear backs. We did a physical study about ten days ago, which indicated that subway riders ninety two percent ask appliance. We're updating that study this week. In the latest data, point is ninety five percent that's incredibly or the latest research from around the world, including a report a couple of days ago from Cambridge in ranch universities in the UK. Indicates. That masks are really important. The subways mass transit does not appear to have two vectors and creating the and Derek. In any part of the world. We believe that's true also in New, York nursing homes. Obviously meat packing plants and people's homes have been significant tributaries. Obviously, the public health doctors empty epidemiologist will figure that out to your point about mass, and how important they are curious how you are encouraging riders to continue where I, just I ask because I've gone out of the last couple of weekends, at noticed of among my soaks here in Long Island where I live fewer and fewer people are wearing masks granted. They're not riding. The subway were riding a train, but how do you? Encourage. There's no way to enforce it. But how do you encourage writers to continue to wear masks and to be more vigilant when it comes to social distancing question? Plan, so we've been distributing mask in the subway. Stations are starting last the last Monday June eighth when phase one started. We're continuing that we've got a robust messaging and communications campaign on subway cars on subway platforms on the website will be doing was starting a digital campaign on that, so the the mass message has been robustly communicated. We're GONNA continue to do that. We've got employees. Employees Platform controllers wear finders way finders were also suggesting to customers who don't have a mask. Go upstairs and get one. You need to be wearing it again on transit law Allah railroad and the subways by anecdotal experience, everybody's wearing them and the minded five percent data point on subway mask. Compliance I think is really important in addition to that since the pandemic started right the. The first case was reported in New York March. First or second, we started disinfecting our subway stations subway cars buses metro north railroad that continues talk in a second about a couple of innovations that we're really excited about, but every station is being disinfected, not cleaned disinfected twice a day. Subway cars multiple times a day. Bosses won't Allen Railroad. metro-north cars saint same thing we are. are running a pilot right now on New York City Transit, subway, cars and buses, involving ultraviolet C light We did pilot prior to that with Dr David, Brenner at the earning, medical, center Columbia, University and Dr Bernard confirmed for the first time that ultraviolet C. Wider Radic fates, the coded the COVID nineteen virus. That's really important finding We are working with antimicrobials on and. Applaud Anti microbials. All of our subway cars, two and a half three times at this point. For verification from independent labs and the regulators, but it appears to be the case that there's a great deal of promise with respect to the ability of the Anti. Eradicate the COVID, seen virus and to do that for day weeks, and perhaps months and the UV light in particular. I really wanted because I find that fascinating. In terms of what you've found. It seems like there's some progress there. How how a widely is that being deployed because you sent that sort of a trial? Is that something that's being deployed into every car right now is limited tested to running. It's a pilot. We ran a demonstration of two or three weeks ago and the company that we're working with them. There are many vendors out there you and your viewers, undoubtedly no, then all tra- violet light is an established technology that's used in hospital settings, emergency rooms, operating rooms for for decades right, so the a virus and bacteria radicalization qualities of ultraviolet C light it well not we're running a pilot with the three stanchions. Temporary stanchions put an age subway car. There are two devices per stanchion. I'd say the size of a hardcover book. The operator has to confirm that there's nobody on the on the train neither employee or a customer. The ultraviolet light is is activated. Anne will disinfect disinfect car We're doing the same pilot on on buses, and we are really encouraged by the progress and really encouraged by Dr Printers finding. Up to and to your point about. Distance. There is a at that you guys introduced today. The capacity tracker APP for the L. A. Double are clearly selfish reasons. I'm interested because I'm a daily eligible are writer. Tell me a little about that how it works. It's a really cool innovation brought by fillings, the president along our era will fisher. WHO's is? A innovation officer and just the Long Island Railroad Sports. It uses sensors on the ninety percent of course seek. That is electric. And it will help customers it so long island railroad train by by the way. Apple store or glue for a free, you can download it and. I go to the APP couple times a day and now going more, but he gives customers data that if you're getting on the four fifty
Returning to Work on the New York Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know
"As the city of New York gets back to work starts to and people start to get back on subway cars the MTA is taking extra steps up cleaning the trains down to a science at several yards like this one in corona queens dreams go through what looks like a giant car wash now a pilot program is looking at the logistics of using UV C. light to kill viruses and germs inside a train and a New York City transit chief mechanical officer John Santa Maria says the services would get wiped down and then the lights would go on to pile it will help us determine how to best set up the fleet on a shot by shot basis to figure out the most efficient way to go through this process on a nightly basis so far they've figured out how to use it on a whole train in thirty minutes the plan is to make that happen system wide as soon as possible a Columbia University study determined the light is effective at killing the sars COB to virus infected so intense people need to clear out of the car while it's in use you can't see the light but a separate flashing light indicates that it's on Sonia Rincon ten ten wins in corona queens
MTA: 800K Took Subway on First Day of Phase One Reopening in New York
"New York subways are more crowded these days says that city relaunch it sold three openings there were eight hundred thousand subway rides Monday the most since late March that was the first day of the re opening mayor de Blasio thing some folks that were waiting for their college to try the subway buses out first to see if they feel safe from getting coronavirus folks go on the subway to go on the buses they feel good about experience they will tell their family they will tell their friends people start to try it more more you're going to see some natural movement and ridership has increased on both the New York City in Staten Island ferries
New York City subway ridership hits 800k for first time since coronavirus hit
"To the MTA says ridership jumped on the first day of New York city's partial re opening yesterday subway saw ridership that was fifteen percent of retired pandemic levels bus ridership was at forty
Cuomo rides subway on first day of New York City reopening
"Governor Andrew Cuomo kicking off the phase one reopening today with a subway ride. The MTA resumed regular services, hundreds of thousands or expected to return to work this week we caught up with one New Yorker who just started riding the subway again for the first time in four months. It was not like anything. I've ever experienced York City. I did not see a single person in the station I did not see a single person in the car I was in I looked. Throw it away to the other cars at the at the end of the neighbouring card. There was one person sitting there. No one else the seats they would just look like these ceramic plates that almost e from there I'd like Perfect Shiny Reflections and actually inspired me to think an instagram. Picture of people said like. Wow, it is from a cleaning at felt surreal. There was no reason not to feel unsafe anyway. At least now until more people figure out they can actually take the subway. Joining us now. Is Jackie Cohen Campaign? Director with straphangers in New York organization that pushes for safer and better subways and buses in New York City Jackie welcome tonight. Nice to speak with you. Nice. Scott thanks for having me. You GotTa start somewhere. How do you think it went today? So far so good I mean we've heard the reports writers who had keep the system you know. The subway has been shut down completely and I think that's important to remember that. The subway was working all throughout this pandemic, especially for essential workers to get some work each day but today's a big day, and you know what we've seen so far is an uptick and ridership. ridership is still way below what it was. was, higher to the pandemic. I think overall on subways buses combined. We saw eight billion. Sorry, eight million people using subways and buses each day prior to the pandemics, so we saw a ninety percent drop off in those ridership numbers throughout I. Think by April but you know we're starting to make our way back and it's great to see how long until you get back to some semblance of what feels like normal. Feels like normal I think that's hard to say. I don't know that we ever really go back to to normal right I. Think Normal for many New York for most New Yorkers especially. During rush hour, commuting time felt like being wedged into a subway car like sardine, so I don't know that going back to that is is the right way to go right? I think that there will be a return to transit, but I think we're going to need to see is. More frequent service to be able to reduce that kind of overcrowding in the years to come. The head of the MTA has been on this network. Suggesting that the New York City transit system is still the safest way to get to work. You think New Yorkers believed that. Do I think so and you know you have to. You have to ask people you know. You put ten New Yorkers in her room. You got a million answers. But I think that that's true. You know I think it's safer than traveling in a car you're you know as long as socially distant but I think that is the challenge trade. How do we make sure that New Yorkers while they're writing transit on subways and buses can maintain. That's all social distance You know to be able to travel safely.
"mta" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"That the MTA has done it's going to require the MTA the state the city N. Y. P. D. will work together it's not that easy to stop train service Cuomo says the dollar vans and buses will be available as alternatives he also says if necessary they'll bring in some for hire vehicles like uber and we have late word from the NCAA the customers will be limited to two trips per night on for hire vehicles they have to show proof of essential travel with appropriate credentials for that if you're going to get you in Newburgh now customers you do not have a smart phone we'll be able to ride through a dedicated phone number that late word coming from the NTA just the last couple of minutes as for the coronavirus curva New York Cuomo says that hospitalizations into basins in new infections are down there were three hundred six deaths in the last twenty four hours more than eighteen thousand new Yorkers have been killed by the virus one thirty to at W. C. B. S. M. governor Murphy made a face to face plea to president trump today for more coronavirus relief money the president noncommittal CBS news White House correspondent Steven Portnoy how do we do on ventilators in the democratic governor of New Jersey told the president the federal government delivered this is life or death stuff and we got the and we're forever thankful for that Phil Murphy briefly mentions the reason for his visit and ask for federal funding with the question I appreciate your consideration on the financial side going forward as well Mr trump has indicated he sympathetic to Republican objections to blue state bailouts he suggested he'd attach policy strings to funding for sales tax starts states and local governments Steven Portnoy a CBS news Washington more than one in six American workers more than one in six of lost their job in the last six weeks CBS news business analyst Jill Slazenger on these latest numbers were here an additional three point eight million Americans filed for unemployment claims that brings our six week total to over thirty million Americans it's unbelievable that's by far the worst string of layoffs on record the condom is a forecast of the unemployment rate for April could go as high as twenty percent that would be the highest rate since it reached twenty five percent during the Great Depression consumer spending plummeted to a record seven and a half percent last month as we all stayed home to convert to pardon said the spending plunge was accompanied by a sharp two percent drop in personal incomes in March both attributed to the impact of the corona virus shut down the report said that the country experience big declines as consumers canceled restricted or redirected their spending W. CBS news time one thirty four the U. S. intelligence community is weighing in on the cause of the global pandemic CBS news correspondent Pam Coulter is he's leaving to reinforce scientists view that the coronavirus arose naturally and bats U. S. intelligence agencies have concluded covert nineteen was not man made or genetically modified a statement from the director of national intelligence says they're still investigating whether the origin of the pandemic stems from contact with infected animals or an accident in a Chinese lap something president trump and other administration officials have suggested the virus has killed more than two hundred twenty eight thousand people around the world corona virus outbreak has prompted another major meat plant to shut down we have this story from CBS news correspondent Jim crystal ice in foods has suspended operations at a church be processing plant a Dakota city Nebraska after a surge of coronavirus cases in the area the plant is the largest employer for neighboring Sioux city Iowa Nebraska governor Pete rickets we are working with the food processors to be able to do more testing we are working to keep our meat processors open Tyson refuses to say how many workers at the B. flat have tested positive for coronavirus Jim chrysalis CBS news California beaches are about to be closed down after throngs of beach goers flocked to the beaches last weekend raising social distancing concerns governor Gavin Newsom plans to shut down all state beaches and parks beginning tomorrow the head of the California police chiefs association said a bulletin to members yesterday saying the governor plans to announce the order sometime today Australia is saying that the area around Canberra's free of coronavirus cases reporter Scott maim and with the update here known as the Australian Capital Territory hits the first Australian jurisdiction to eliminate all known cases of covert nineteen ICT is essentially a covert forget the ACT's chief nursing officer Allison McMillan that's what we want to maintain we want to see the complete flattening of the curve just over a hundred local scene camber were infected three people died Scott moment for CBS news Brisbane Australia it's one thirty six at W. 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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.
"mta" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"To hire five hundred new MTA police officers and three MTA buses on Manhattan's new fourteen three bus only through a between third and eighth avenues what an average of up to nine minutes faster since the busway went into effect in October so going to an independent study out today which also found cars getting around the busway of only been slow by a few minutes at the most the only CBS news time is ten sixteen and now to what another new report in twenty fifteen the New York state department of education began looking into the quality of education at yeshivas in New York City specifically if they were up to snuff with curriculum requirements concerning non public schools by twenty seventeen the deal we was planning to release a report with its findings prior to that report being issued in connection with lobbying in negotiations over securing the votes for me or extension of mayoral control of the schools in Albany that representatives of city hall had made a commitment to delay the issuance of that report and it all to me was not issued until August of twenty eighteen the vote to extend mayoral control for mayor of Lazio came shortly after this agreement was made prompted the question of whether or not the delay was made for personal gain Margaret Arnett commissioner of the city's department of investigation says the mayor knew about the agreement but it's not clear if the authorized we did not find any evidence of criminal violations here nor violations of any other laws rules regulations she says negotiations between lawmakers about policy priority happens all the time mac Rosenberg WCBS newsradio eight eight the the New York Post is reporting that the thirty two year old woman accused of being the one caught on video teasing ally and and sighed a lion enclosure at the Bronx zoo back in late September now accused of skipping out on court day last week so the post is reporting my archery now also has an arrest warrant hanging over after a first only facing criminal trespass charges only CBS news time is ten eighteen traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the aids roads foresees Kelly Dylan and leave a let's start with the north and New England Thruway we got to two trucks involved in an accident to right now right past route two eighty seven in the right lane jamming things up delays back onto east down to eighty seven so you want to skip that stock Tappan Zee bridge not looking too bad right now GW bridge that's a quiet ride and not too bad either way the link in the outbound Holland ten minutes if that'd inbound you were moving better a new accident now in the west and cross Bronx and this one is right before you get to third Avenue one laying down at least and delays going back to Rosedale bumper to bumper on the north end deacon ENT stadium on up to the cross Bronx a very busy still an overturned car on the westbound ally E. routes one oh six one oh seven getting cleared away two lanes the right and center currently down in New Jersey got a jackknife tractor trailer still getting cleared up on the Jersey turnpike northbound in the truck lanes by the southern mixing bowl two lanes left and center and delays going right back to interchange fourteen eighty eastbound also a jackknife tractor trailer by exit nineteen Alamut chain two left lanes and down a fuel spill also involved in on the westbound side you will see the left lane closed as well our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on.
"mta" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"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.
"mta" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"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..
"mta" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"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..
"mta" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"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.
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"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..
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"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.
"mta" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'
"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'
"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 WNYC 93.9 FM
"Person at the mta the mta about an mid late seventies and he had the change of mind change of philosophy to impart to the people he worked with and he's i think that's what i was told he was one of the people to to change the course and i think a lot of the listeners know the new york city's stations they're infused with all this sort of historical art you know this what we're talking about are the is the artwork and the details from that contract one and contract to station so this is nineteen o four night you know these are over one hundred years old and they're still amongst us as you know for commuters who take the subway today and it's all those mosaics and john said the detail in the station and on the walls that people don't really notice and as her and i were really struck by not only fill and his massive project but just this idea that there was this sort of artistry and amazing ness right in the middle of the stations that a lot of people hadn't even seen and that's what really struck us was designed from the from the ground up to to to to be a golden age gilded age kind of civic project yeah and and to to promote the maintenance of new york bringing the masses underground and make them feel comfortable in this new technology of the subway we're talking about the beauty of new york city subway stations with philip ashworth capella and as rebukes teen and jerry workman.
"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.