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Old Posted Sep 22, 2022, 5:21 PM
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aww darn. i had my fingers crossed it was some kind of public tour i missed or something, but i was doubtful because i keep pretty aware of these things. as i suspected, you saw it because you are either a contractor or an employee, in this case an employee -- well anyway big congrats on being a dot mentee -- and definitely keep us up to date here with any inside news when you can!
Thanks! The inside news is that we are somewhat underpaid, definitely understaffed, overworked during the busy season (late spring to fall), and would like more remote work privileges (1-2 days remote is fine for me, but others want at least 3+ days). But that's not exactly inside news:

https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2022/09/...ransportation/

The organization and its employees also get constantly slogged by advocates and critics who believe they know how to do the job better:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MicromobilityNYC/

Also, the Mayor hasn't met with any of the public unions yet to discuss demands, and probably won't until the end of the year or start of next year.

On the plus side, I do get overtime hrs & pay on top of my base salary.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2022, 6:04 PM
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Penn Station rebuild to be overseen by architectural firm behind London’s King’s Cross station, MTA says

New York Daily News
By Clayton Guse
Sept. 21, 2022

"A British architect who redesigned one of London’s busiest train stations will oversee the redevelopment of Penn Station, transit officials announced Wednesday.

The MTA board signed off on a $58 million contract for a pair of companies to design the reconstruction of the busy Midtown train hub. The companies — FXCollaborative Architects and WSP — will tap John McAslan as the architect for the project..."

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...4ei-story.html

This is good. A European firm is going to have so much more institutional knowledge in how to do a transport hub like this right than an American firm. A sad statement, but along with the parallel of rail rolling stock manufacturing, completely true.
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2022, 6:40 PM
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whoot -- train daddy is coming back -- maybe mta snaps him back up??



Ex-NYC subways chief Andy Byford quits London gig, plans return to US

By David Meyer
September 22, 2022


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MTA board rep Andrew Albert said New York could benefit from Byford’s presence, though maybe in a different role since his old job is taken.

“He is coming to the US, that’s a great sign,” Albert said. “We all loved it when he was here. I don’t want to take anything away from [current NYCT president] Rich Davey, who I think is doing a fine job.”



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https://nypost.com/2022/09/22/ex-nyc...-return-to-us/
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common sense for a change re the money pit water taxi ferries —



City freezes NYC Ferry expansions to steady rocky finances

By Kevin Duggan
Posted on September 22, 2022


Mayor Eric Adams is putting NYC Ferry expansions on ice until city officials can get a better grip on the finances of the cash-churning transportation service.

Former Mayor Bill de Blasio grew the maritime transit network to 25 landings across six routes in all Five Boroughs, but Adams wants to anchor plans for any additional berths while his administration gauges how a recent fare hike and an upcoming new operator contract will affect the bottom line, officials with the Economic Development Corporation said Thursday.


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https://www.amny.com/transit/nyc-fer...eeze-finances/
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the slow rebound continues —



NYC subways see another pandemic-era ridership record fall, with nearly 4 million commuters back in system Wednesday

By Robert Pozarycki
Posted on September 22, 2022



For the second straight day, the MTA set a pandemic-era subway ridership high, as the daily number of commuters inches toward 4 million for the first time in more than two years.

Approximately 3.875 million people rode the subway on Sept. 21, adding 100,000 rides to the previous pandemic-era record set the day before. Wednesday also saw a pandemic-era record 204,600 Long Island Rail Road commuters, 600 more than the previous record set on Sept. 7.


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