Message from discussion Feds Support Use of Light Weight Trains!
From: "Adam H. Kerman" <a...@chinet.com>
Subject: Re: Feds Support Use of Light Weight Trains!
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Date: 16 Jul 2007 18:44:49 GMT
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william welner <wweln...@earthlink.net> wrote:
>I think that reasoning for Mayor Lindsey to propose placing the city's
>transit under the state MTA board is the fact that Triboro Bridge and Tunnel
>Authority was also placed under the MTA basically allowing the bridge and
>tunnel toll revenue to fund capital improvements for the subways.
Wasn't this the only way he could get Triboro away from Robert Moses,
his main base of power?
>New York City is unique in other ways in its relationship with the state as
>all the interstates, parkways, state and federal highways are not owned and
>maintained by the state but by the city, but all capital construction is
>done by the NYS DOT.
There is nothing unique about this. Obviously, they began building long
before there was an interstate highway program. Same thing is true in
Chicago, where various expressways were built either by the city,
county, or state, depending which level of government was able to free
up resources that year. Some expressways the jurisdiction changes.
Generally, the state spends capital monies these days, but there are
several specific instances in which the city continues to spend capital
monies on expressways, especially the portion of the expressway that
serves the airport campus.
Remember, Moses-trained men ended up being highly influential in
national highway policy.
>The state police or troopers also does not patrol NYC highways.
Also true in Chicago until a deal was made recently to transfer
>The city also gets the entire portion of the state gas tax for
>gas sold in the city to maintain these roads.
Now, that sound unique.