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.
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- Critics throw shade at Cuomo's plan to light NYC bridges
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Sunday Aug 13, 2017
- Golden Gate Bridge climbers go from daredevils to defendants
By Steve Rubenstein - Friday Aug 18, 2017
Two young Wisconsin daredevils were hit with charges of trespassing this week stemming from their climb in April to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge’s north tower — a stunt after which they posted video online of them dangling high over the roadway. Peter “Teatime” Kurer, 18, and Thomas Rector, believed to be in his 20s, were ordered to appear for arraignment in San Rafael on Sept. 12 on charges of trespassing and climbing a toll bridge, both misdemeanors, Marin County District Attorney Edward Berberian said Thursday.
- RV gets wedged in Golden Gate Bridge toll booth
By Filipa Ioannou - Thursday Aug 3, 2017
Drivers crossing the Golden Gate Bridge got an unusual view Wednesday morning when an RV crashed into a booth on the toll plaza, trapping the two occupants inside, officials said.No one sustained serious injuries when the large white vehicle crashed into the toll booth shortly before noon, but the only door to the vehicle was ripped off in the impact, and the vehicle was wedged into the toll booth, leaving the occupants unable to get out, according to the California Highway Patrol.CHP officers, Golden Gate Bridge workers and firefighters from the Southern Marin Fire District responded to the scene and extracted the RV in less than an hour, according to CHP.
- Golden Gate Bridge 75th Party! Fog, You Say?
Wednesday May 23, 2012
San Francisco is planning a party this weekend for the 75th anniversary of America's favorite bridge. But what happens if nobody can see the famous orange spires? WSJ's Geoffrey Fowler takes a look at the contingency plans so tourists won't be left in a sea of fog.
- New York Today: New York Today: New Subway Clocks
By JONATHAN WOLFE - Monday Aug 7, 2017
Monday: Rolling out new subway clocks, the Corkscrew Theater Festival, and National Lighthouse Day.
- 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.