New York Assembly to begin a new push for high-speed rail

Politico » Twenty-five years after Gov. Mario Cuomo proposed building high-speed rail between New York and Boston, a group of Assembly members will introduce legislation on Wednesday establishing an “exploratory commission” to “study and develop Hyperloop and High Speed Rail within New York State.”

2018-03-09T10:26:42-08:00March 7th, 2018|High-Speed Rail, Massachusetts, New York|

Trump pushes Republicans to oppose crucial New York-New Jersey tunnel project

The Washington Post » Trump personally appealed to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) last week to target federal funding for the $30 billion Gateway project. The project is widely considered to be among the most pressing and most expensive infrastructure needs in the country, and state and local leaders have long sought federal funding to jump-start work on it.

2018-03-05T10:37:38-08:00March 5th, 2018|New Jersey, New York, Rail, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Inside the Crucial (and Costly) Fight to Fix New York’s Tunnels

Governing » One of the most expensive infrastructure projects in American history is also one of the most vital. But no one knows how to pay for it.

2017-11-06T10:08:04-08:00November 6th, 2017|Highways, Metro Rail / Transit, New York, Urban|

New York Governor Cuomo calls on private sector to help fix subways

Reuters » New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called on the private sector to help improve New York City’s aging subway system, saying business and civic organizations could each contribute $250,000 to join a “partnership council” and clean up dirty, decrepit areas. He said firms including BlackRock, Estee Lauder and Blackstone already agreed to contribute the funds, and that companies could “adopt a station” to help fund cleaning, art or even wireless internet service for additional contributions up to $600,000.

2017-08-10T09:28:32-08:00July 27th, 2017|Metro Rail / Transit, New York, Public-Private Partnerships|
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