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Amtrak Calls for New Institution to Fund Infrastructure

May 1, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—At the Regional Plan’s Association annual Assembly last week Amtrak announced they would be advancing $300 million towards a new trans-Hudson passenger rail tunnel. But in order for the $20 billion Gateway Project to be built, Amtrak’s chairman said that a new regional enterprise or institution should be created to fund and oversee large infrastructure projects. 

Fallen Bus Driver’s Family Waits on Justice

April 29, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—More than one year ago William Pena was killed when a stolen truck slammed into the bus he was driving in the West Village. Pena’s fellow labor brothers and sisters and safety advocates commemorated his death and other New York City workers who died on the job last year. 

The Public Ought To Know

April 28, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Obama Administration's GROW AMERICA offers needed support for Public Transit

In its annual Earth Day message, ATU Local 1056, this year in concert with Local 1179, urged New Yorkers to support and use public bus transit.  On a day, we focus on our environment, touting the benefit of mass transit certainly fits.

Amtrak Puts $300M Towards Gateway Project

April 27, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—At the Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly at the Waldorf Astoria the chairman of Amtrak announced that the national passenger railroad company would be advancing $300 million of its own funds toward building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel to replace the existing tunnel that’s over 100 years old. 

Airline Snubs Councilman, Striking Workers

April 24, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Hanging on the line: Councilman Ben Kallos.

New York, NY - A Manhattan councilman hoping to secure a meeting with British Airways officials on behalf of striking airport workers was left cooling his heels on Park Avenue Thursday afternoon before ultimately being told that no one from the company would speak to him.

Transit Union Calls for Changes to MTA Buses and Vision Zero!

April 23, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY— The president of the Amalgamated Transit Union told media on Wednesday afternoon that there are blind spots in the current Vision Zero law that requires the City Council to amend the legislation, or else more MTA bus drivers may face arrest in the wake of a tragic accident. 

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