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Latest PABT development – Cuomo wants Inspector General

Dec. 23, 2016

New: Governor Andrew Cuomo wants an Inspector General appointed to oversee the Port Authority of NY/NJ which manages the bus terminal: his concern of widespread corruption, mismanagement and abuse.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and PANY/NJ John J. Degnan were in major disagreement during the latest high profile December meeting discussing the future of any New PABT or renovations of current one. The only thing agreed by both parties is the current terminal is deficient and in need of total overhaul. The next meeting is early January, 2017.

WSJ: Gov Cuomo wants overhaul and inspector general

NY Times report on PABT meeting

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New Automated Voice warning system to Pedestrians

Dec. 2, 2016

In the wake of a tragic accident in Providence earlier in the year involving a pedestrian who was struck by a bus, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority busses will  soon be equipped with a flashing and talking warning system to pedestrians that has been developed by New Jersey manufacturer ProTran Technology. The unit is called Safe Trans System and has been tested by RIPTA this year. For more info click below:

Click: Pedestrian safety systems for busses

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All New York City Airports rated LAST PLACE!

Nov. 30, 2016

A well known travel publication has rated JFK, Newark, and Laguardia Airports LAST compared to ALL other national airports.  Metrics included timeliness, accessibility and amenities, along with other factors.  In other words, the airports managed by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also manages (er, mismanages) the PABT, have the WORST record in a nationwide survey.  These airports came behind Chicago,  Detroit, Orlando and other cities.

Click: PANY/NJ manages worst airports nationwide

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