New York Civic: Jaybird Flies By HENRY J. STERN

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Jay Walder is Not Casey Casey Jones, Jumps from NYC to Hong Kong because MTA Nears Fiscal Crash Jay Walder is no Casey Jones. Unlike the iconic railroad engineer, who kept his hand on the throttle while his train plunged down curving tracks to disaster, and by doing so saved the lives of many people, the MTA chief Jay Walder …

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Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Calls For MTA Forensic Audit

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Senators David Valesky (D- Oneida), Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David Carlucci (D- Rockland and Orange Counties. Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, the Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), that would commence a forensic audit of …

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Redlich Proposes Privatization of MTA

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Albany, NY, September 28, 2010 — Gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich proposed that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority be privatized. The move would reduce operating costs dramatically, allowing for fare reductions and improved service. "The MTA chronically overspends and underperforms," Redlich said. "It's yet another example of government failure in New York State."

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Assemblyman Spano: MTA Audit a Step in the Right Direction

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Image via Wikipedia Yonkers, NY, August 31, 2010 — NYS Assemblyman Mike Spano today said, “Comptroller DiNapoli’s announcement that he will be conducting a forensic audit onMTA overtime payments is welcome news to riders across the region. The MTA cannotcontinue to operate in the dark while passing the burden of its financial mismanagementdown to riders with increased fares. While the …

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Assemblyman Spano: Independent Forensic Audit of MTA Needed

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ALBANY, NY, July 28, 2010 — “Once again the MTA is placing their financial mismanagement on the backs of the hardworking people of Yonkers. The MTA needs to look from within before increasing the tolls and fares. Just last year the MTA not only increased fares and tolls but also reduced services, which placed further burden on all those who use the system. …

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New York Civic Dogs and Weasels BY HENRY J. STERN

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MTA Cuts Service;  DOT Doesn't Want Private Operators to Fill the Slack.  Daily News Calls 64 Legislators 'Weasels' Today (June 30, 2010) was the third workday New Yorkers have coped with more crowding in subways and buses, and delays at those bus stops that are still operating. These problems have been aggravated by the MTA's service cuts necessitated by its …

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