Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia AirTrain, Pet Project of Ousted Governor, Paused by Successor

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to rethink the plan for the $2.1 billion LaGuardia AirTrain, a contentious plan championed by former Governor Andrew Cuomo.

October 13, 2021 - AMNY

Coronavirus

Opposition to LaGuardia AirTrain Plan Emerges After Cuomo Resigns

A highly criticized project has new critics among staffers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

August 11, 2021 - New York Post

LaGuardia Airport

FAA Approves Circuitous, Controversial LaGuardia AirTrain Proposal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, almost driven out of office by scandal earlier this year, has won a legacy project six years in the making.

July 21, 2021 - The New York Times

New York Subway

Closure Averted, New York's L Train Repairs Also Finish Under Budget, Ahead of Schedule

A perhaps surprising measure of success has been achieved by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

April 30, 2020 - Curbed New York

Staten Island Ferry

New York and Illinois Follow in California's Footsteps by Declaring Shutdowns

Governors of three of the nation's largest states, containing the three largest cities, have issued emergency orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.

March 22, 2020 - The Washington Post

New York City Transit Station

Gov. Cuomo's Plan Would Expand Penn Station Tracks by 40%

A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.

January 7, 2020 - The New York Times

Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

$4 Billion Later, the New Tappan Bridge More Crowded Than Ever

Traffic data shows more and more cars and trucks using the new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2019, in what looks like an obvious case of induced demand.

January 2, 2020 - Times Herald-Record

Second Avenue Subway

Trump's Confusing Tweet Offers to Help Complete the Second Avenue Subway in New York

While the state of New York would surely lover federal help in building out several infrastructure projects around New York City, a tweet from President Trump over the weekend seemed to overpromise regarding the Second Avenue Subway.

August 26, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Red Light Camera

Gov. Cuomo Signs Street Safety Legislation For New York City on Mother's Day

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took his mother to work on Sunday so she could join him in a panel where he signed life-saving, street safety legislation to reinstate and expand the school zone speed camera program in New York City.

May 13, 2019 - Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Skinny Skyscraper

Changes to Proposed NYC Pied-à-Terre Tax Will Yield Less Revenue for Transit

The real estate intervened, and a proposed pied-à-terre tax became a mansion tax.

April 6, 2019 - City & State

New York Traffic

Breaking News: New York State Ready to Embrace Congestion Pricing, Finally

The New York State Legislature is preparing to reverse over a decade of reluctance regarding congestion pricing, according to reports from Albany.

March 26, 2019 - The New York Times

New York City Subway

Another Transit Funding Fix Proposed in New York: a Non-Resident Luxury Apartment Tax

One way, or another, wealthy New Yorkers are probably going to end up contributing to the financial end of the equation for solutions to New York's public transit woes.

March 12, 2019 - Bloomberg

NYC Subway Riders

Breaking News: 10-Point Plan to Restructure the MTA Announced

Local and state leadership finally agreed on a plan to fix the city of New York's struggling transit system.

February 26, 2019 - Bloomberg

New York Subway

How the New L Train Repair Plan Will Work

After the initial shock of Governor Andrew Cuomo's cancellation of the planned L Train closure subsided, analysis and commentary rolled in.

January 7, 2019 - New York Daily News

AirTrain

Clearing a Path for the Proposed AirTrain to LaGuardia

Eminent domain powers will be necessary to build a route for an AirTrain connecting to LaGuardia Airport.

June 14, 2018 - Politico

New York MTA

Report: MTA Shortcut Safety to Deliver the Second Ave Subway on Cuomo's Schedule

The New York Times has a potential damning report about shortcuts taken by the New York MTA, under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, to deliver the Second Avenue Subway on its scheduled opening date at the beginning of the year.

September 22, 2017 - The New York Times

Grand Central Station

Gov. Cuomo Promised a Plan to Fix the New York Subway; Critics Say it's MIA

Earlier this summer, the governor of New York promised an ambitious plan to fix the MTA subway system. Now, at the end of the promised timeline for that plan, critics are saying that the city is left with more of the same.

August 31, 2017 - Politico New York

New York Subway Station

New York Governor Declares Subway 'State of Emergency'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been heavily criticized for neglecting New York City's subway system.

June 29, 2017 - The New York Times

Robert Moses Parkway

$3.5 Million Awarded to Further the Demise of the Robert Moses Parkway

The state of New York this week took another step toward removing two miles of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly known as the Robert Moses Parkway).

December 22, 2016 - Governor Andrew M Cuomo

Port of Albany is a Major Destination for North Dakota Oil

Crude-by-rail from the Bakken shale formation has transformed the sleepy Port of Albany, NY into a major supplier of cheaper crude for East Coast refineries. Jad Mouawad writes two articles on the importance of the port and the dangers from the oil.

March 4, 2014 - The New York Times - Energy & Environment

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