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United Transportation Alliance Launches App-based Taxi Service

March 25, 2015
By Stephanie West

Taxi riders in Newark can now enjoy the convenience of using a cell phone app to book a cab with the security of knowing the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.

Long Commutes Give New Yorkers Nation’s Longest Workweek

March 24, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

If you’re haggardly picking up pizza after a 55-minute trip home on the 2 or F trains, you’re not alone. Long hours and longer commutes mean New Yorkers have the longest workweek of any major U.S. city, according to a report released last week by city Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

The Public Ought To Know

March 20, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Funding the MTA Capital Plan

Much discussion around the MTA Capital plan revolves around its size proposed by the MTA and the revenues identified to fund it. Back in the day, the state and city stepped up much more from their own general budgets.

Westchester School Bus Drivers Seek Justice

March 18, 2015
By Bill Hohlfeld

The men and women who drive our children to and from school each day, and those who accompany them in order to monitor the safety of those children, have a simple request. They want the right to be heard.

N.J.’s Sweeney Repeats Call For New Rail Tunnel to New York

March 16, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

Newark, NJ—Just before the start of the chaotic 2014 Thanksgiving Day Holiday travel period, New Jersey’s Senate President called for the construction of a new passenger rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan to alleviate growing congestion along the corridor. He reiterated that call again while attending a rally to show support for Rutgers faculty and staff on Tuesday. 

‘Open Skies’ Equal Turbulence For U.S. Carriers

March 12, 2015
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC -  A newly released report documents $42 billion in foreign government subsidies and unfair benefits provided to Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline in direct violation of U.S. Open Skies policy.

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