NEWS: At yesterday’s Stated Meeting, Councilman Vincent J. Gentile joined his colleagues led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn to authorize a study into the feasibility of burying overhead power lines underground in order to keep New Yorkers safe during severe weather emergencies.
With the MTA’s financial picture looking rosier, and with service restoration on this year’s budget agenda, local pols are asking the transit authority for a slice of that proverbial pie on behalf of Bay Ridge drivers.
State Senator Marty Golden put out a press release yesterday calling on MTA officials to consider extending a version of the so-called Staten Island discount to Brooklyn commuters.
Under Golden’s proposal, enrolled E-Z Pass users with non-commercial plates would only pay full price for their first three trips over the Verrazano, and $4.75 afterwards.
Golden’s office included part of a letter sent to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota in the statement:
Could 250 grand stand in the way of an end to the ConEd lockout? Last night the Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Gershman and Anjali Athavaley reported that Consolidated Edison has gifted $250,000 to The Committee To Save New York, a pro-Governor Andrew Cuomo lobbying group that’s come under recent scrutiny regarding a $2 million donation it [...]
The following is a press release from the office of City Councilman Vincent Gentile: COUNCILMAN GENTILE STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UWUA LOCAL 1-2; COMMENDS SPEAKER QUINN FOR DEMANDING CONED FIND SOLUTION TO LABOR DISPUTE BAY RIDGE– Struggling with its first work stoppage in nearly three decades, while desperately trying to keep the electricity grid running [...]