Timelines: August 2, 2012

MTA Updates Plan for Financial Future The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its 2013 Preliminary Budget and July Financial Plan for 2013-16. In 2010, the MTA demonstrated the most aggressive cost cutting in its history. The plan released now builds on those same cost cutting initiatives. These efforts have generated $686 million in annual recurring […]

Diana Squashes MTA Speculation for Now

From MidHudsonNews.com Upon hearing news that Rockland County might seek to withdraw from the MTA if it can form a partnership for a new transit authority with Orange County, County Executive Edward Diana said he is not ready to consider withdrawing Orange County from the regional authority. The MTA’s Metro-North Railroad provides commuter train service […]

Vanderhoef Administration Says Pursuit of MTA Withdrawal is Likely

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF   At a meeting of the Rockland County Legislature’s Economic Development Committee on Wednesday, Rockland Commissioner of Planning and Public Transportation Thomas B. Vanderbeek said a study by Cambridge Systematics on the MTA Value Gap in Rockland County, shows that the county should seek to cooperate with neighboring Orange County in withdrawing […]

Scott Vanderhoef and John Grant’s $1 BILLION MTA Mistake

Just in Time to Help Rockland County with these New Taxes Rockland County Times Staff Editorial Did you know, Rockland County, that in 1986 our state legislators did something very useful for us here in the Hudson Valley and passed a law that said any of the outlying counties which wished to withdraw from the […]

Train Service Resumes Monday, November 28 on the Port Jervis Line

The rebuilding effort of the Port Jervis Line by Metro-North should result in resumption of full train service on Monday November 28—one full month earlier and at a substantially lower cost than originally expected. “Metro-North appreciates the patience of its 2,300 Port Jervis Line customers during the past few months,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. […]

MTA Sucks Tax $$$ from Rockland to Pay for Overtime Waste

DiNapoli: Forensic Audit of MTA Reveals Systemic Overtime Abuse at Metro-North Railroad Unit Supervisors and workers at a Signal Construction Unit at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Hudson and Harlem Line have manipulated the payroll system by abusing overtime rules that inflate their salaries and pensions according to a forensic audit of overtime practices […]

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