The New York Water Taxi service from Yonkers to Manhattan, ending Dec. 31, simply never drew the customers it needed to stay afloat. (Sorry. It’s a pun no one can seem to resist.)
The company announced the end of service on its Web site. I’ll include the text below.
The ferry service was run with millions of dollars in grants and loans and originally was part of an effort to get people back into lower Manhattan following 9/11. Because it used a Lower Manhattan Development Corp grant, it was limited to only serving lower Manhattan, rather than Midtown.
When that money ran out, Read more of this entry »
The Obama administration’s new 3-hour limit for stranding airline passengers on the tarmac is great news for travelers who get stuck (though the airline industry says the move will cause more flight cancellations), but it won’t have much impact on Westchester County Airport.
Airport manager Peter Scherrer said passengers don’t get stranded that long on stuck airplanes there. Part of the reason, he said, is that the airport controls all four gates, unlike Read more of this entry »
Amtrak, like everything else in the Northeast, was hit hard by the weekend snow storm, and is still recovering. But the railroad wants people to know what it did accomplish while everyone was struggling.
So here’s a statement just out from Amtrak. It’s in quotes, though not attributed to any particular Amtrak official…
WASHINGTON— “As the Northeast continues to dig out from Read more of this entry »
I’m checking out the announcement that the New York City council is about to grant people who park in the city a break of they’re a couple of minutes late getting back to their cars.
To do this, they are defying Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who shows no great love for those who drive to his fair city. According to the Associated Press story (below), Bloomberg says the law would lead to chaos.
Doesn’t that seem a bit extreme? Read more of this entry »
It’s Monday and Amtrak is still seeing some delays around these parts from the winter storm that blew through over the weekend.
Some regular trains in the Northeast are being cancelled. The Acela Express service is mostly Read more of this entry »