Monday: Rolling out new subway clocks, the Corkscrew Theater Festival, and National Lighthouse Day.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 22, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
20 POPLAR PL
BAY SHORE, NEW YORK, 11706
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2014 - BRIDGE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LLC
AROUND THE WEB
- New York Today: New York Today: New Subway Clocks
By JONATHAN WOLFE - Monday Aug 7, 2017
- Neighborhood Is Star-Spangled on Flag Day, and Every Day
By COREY KILGANNON - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Gerald Goldman, 94, a retired Marine who served in World War II, has made hundreds of wooden flags for friends, neighbors and local stores.
- Millions Meant for Rail Tunnel Subsidize Ferry Rides for a Few
By PATRICK McGEEHAN - Thursday Jul 6, 2017
After canceling a Hudson River train tunnel, Gov. Chris Christie diverted some of the funding to a lightly used Seastreak service to Jersey City and Hoboken.
- Golden Gate Bridge lawsuit: Daredevils climbed span for viral fame
By Kurtis Alexander - Friday Aug 11, 2017
Two thrill-seekers who enjoyed a moment of Internet fame this spring when they scaled the Golden Gate Bridge’s 746-foot north tower and then released footage of themselves performing death-defying stunts atop the iconic span are being sued by the bridge authority.The Golden Gate Bridge district’s lawsuit in Marin County Superior Court alleges that Peter “Teatime” Kurer, 18, and Thomas Rector, who is in his 20s, not only trespassed and created a safety nuisance but sought to enrich themselves by filming their escapade and sharing it on social media.Bridge officials said Friday that the men put “personal profit and gain” ahead of common sense and safety and that the district was compelled to act.“We take security very seriously at the Golden Gate Bridge and those who break the rules will face consequences,” said Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Deputy General Manager Steve Miller in an email to The Chronicle.The suit claims that the two intentionally dodged security cameras, allowing their actions to go undetected — at least until they posted footage weeks later.“Teatime and his associate Rector senselessly put the lives of themselves and others in serious jeopardy to exploit the San Francisco Bay Area’s most iconic landmark for their own publicity, expand their own Internet and social media presence and achieve fame and, relatedly, monetary profit,” the suit reads.The civil action, filed Aug. 2, alleges unjust enrichment, unfair business practices and unfair competition as well as trespass and public nuisance.The California Highway Patrol is pursuing a separate criminal investigation of the ascent.
- BART considers a later daily start during systemwide rebuild
By Michael Cabanatuan - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
Hundreds of early-morning BART riders will have to begin their commutes an hour later on weekdays — or resort to buses or their cars — as the transit agency struggles to keep up its aging infrastructure while undergoing a massive modernization.BART officials were already working on plans to push back its systemwide opening hour from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. starting in the fall of 2018 to accommodate seismic retrofitting work on the Transbay Tube.To take care of the estimated 2,400 commuters who ride BART during its first hour of the day Monday through Friday, BART is discussing several plans to shuttle them in buses.A systemwide late start would almost certainly make those predawn commuters cranky by forcing them to board buses or get behind the wheel and take to the highways, which are already getting increasingly more crowded at 4 a.m. Recent Metropolitan Transportation Commission reports showed that traffic on the Bay Bridge during that hour was up 36 percent over the past two years with steep increases on the Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo bridges as well.On Tuesday, BART Director Joel Keller asked the transit agency’s staff to consider adopting the schedule change this year, but said it should be dependent on a plan to take care of displaced riders.A transportation consultant, hired to study BART’s maintenance efforts, had told the committee that the transit system needed to make tough decisions and carve out more time for work crews to rebuild the aging infrastructure.Unless it steps up its maintenance efforts, Wallgren told the committee, BART runs the risk of falling into a downward cycle of disrepair, decreasing reliability and declining ridership, he said.The amount of time work crews currently have to perform maintenance work on the system is restricted by BART’s two-track configuration, the limited number of places available for workers to get on and off the tracks and its 4 a.m.-to-midnight weekday operating hours, with the last train ending service after 1:30 a.m. Those factors leave crews just 45 to 90 minutes each weeknight for maintenance work, he said, and that’s not enough.Because of Measure RR, BART is on track to avoid such problems, said Wallgren, but more time has to be made for maintenance.
- Critics throw shade at Cuomo's plan to light NYC bridges
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Sunday Aug 13, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Critics are throwing shade at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City's bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money.A government watchdog group this month called for a state probe into what it says are conflicting explanations for how much the lights cost and where that money will come from.De Blasio, who has frequently sparred with his fellow Democrat, urged Cuomo to reallocate the money for emergency repairs on the subway system, which has been plagued by mounting delays, derailments and other problems caused by decades of neglect.Despite initial reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would foot the bill, the state now says the money will come from economic development funds and proceeds from the state's Power Authority, which often works on big energy efficiency projects.