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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 11:39 AM

Cuomos back to dodging responsibility for the MTA

Cuomo’s back to dodging responsibility for the MTA



Gov. Cuomo’s micromanagement has earned him the nickname “Chief Engineer Cuomo” among MTA workers — but that doesn’t stop him from denying responsibility when his dictatorial ways bring bad headlines.

Like that $30 million in federal funds he wasted on retiling the Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels in New York’s blue and gold state colors, even though the original white tiles had already been ordered.


Or the $253,000 he just dropped on matching lane-marker pylons in both tunnels — a vanity project that may violate the Federal Highway Administration’s standards.

Cuomo’s minions are claiming that these pricey color upgrades are “modifications to meet New York state branding guidelines.” But with the MTA as cash-strapped as it is, you have to think it could’ve spent the cash on more-urgent needs.

No — the gov cares more about color coordination. And the MTA’s leaders don’t dare contradict him.

When Cuomo unveiled the newly tiled tunnels on July 20, he bragged about his scrutiny over MTA workers: “I would call them over and say, ‘You see this tile is crooked.’ ” In 2016, his office bragged about other blue-and-gold branding projects: painting the MTA’s new subway cars and city buses in the state color scheme.

This, from the guy who spent the weeks of last year’s subway crisis insisting he didn’t really control the MTA.

SOURCE- https://nypost.com/2018/07/27/cuomos-back-to-dodging-responsiblity-for-the-mta/

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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 11:50 AM

1. Cuomo has been a pita since back when he was a conductor on the MTA. Look what he did to...

... poor Charlie...

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