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WNYC: New MTA Taxes Take Effect Starting Sunday

Friday, October 30, 2009

NEW YORK, NY October 30, 2009 —Two new taxes intended to help the MTA are going into effect this Sunday and Monday. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

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WNYC: New MTA Chief Takes Stand on Pay Raises

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NEW YORK, NY October 28, 2009 —New MTA chairman Jay Walder says his agency is right to have appealed an arbitration ruling that gave transit workers a pay raise. In August the Transport Workers Union was granted an 11 percent hike over 3 years, but Walder says the arbitrator didn't follow the Taylor Law, which governs public employees. "The arbitrator is required to make a decision on a specific set of legal criteria. And our legal arguments indicate how the arbitrator had failed to make a decision on the basis of that criteria," Walder said.

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WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show: The New MTA Chief

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What will mass transit in New York look like in ten years? Chairman of the MTA, Jay Walder, talks about his vision for the future of the MTA.

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WNYC: MTA Chair Suggest His Old Employer: Transport for London as Consultants

Friday, October 23, 2009

NEW YORK, NY October 23, 2009 —The MTA's new chairman is proposing to spend up to a half-million dollars for technological advice from his old employer - Transport for London. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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WNYC: New Braking System Coming to MTA Commuter Rails

Thursday, October 01, 2009

NEW YORK, NY October 01, 2009 —The MTA says a new federal law is forcing it to spend $700 million over the next five years to install an automatic braking system on commuter rail roads. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

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