Cuomo Administration Forms “Special Interagency Team” to Accelerate MTA Bridge, Tunnel Projects

Newsday reports that a “special interagency team, composed of the governor’s office, the Department of Transportation and the MTA” is overseeing the accelerated schedule of bridge and tunnel construction work that Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on June 12. Cuomo ordered the completion of several projects (AET conversions included) by July 8, to ease congestion that is expected to result from temporary, maintenance-related cuts in commuter rail service.

“Fleet Owner” reports that as part of the governor’s congestion reduction program, “Truckers entering New York City by bridges and tunnels operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a 50 percent discount on tolls during overnight hours this summer [from July 10 through September 1].”