Despite Praise for MTA Cashless Toll Plan, Governor Cuomo Draws Criticism from “Transportation Wonks”

Crain’s New York Business reports, “Transportation wonks and industry sources are not gung ho for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Penn Station plan. They’re grumbling about the Gateway project, too. And even his announcement [on October 5] about modernizing toll collection and beautifying bridges did not brighten their mood.” One complainant, the newspaper reports, is that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority “will have to postpone something in its capital plan” to pay for the new AET system and other bridge and tunnel improvements, although the authority says it has already identified the necessary funding sources.

The Village Voice also reports on concerns about MTA’s funding of the governor’s initiatives.