It looks like it’s full steam ahead for The Gateway Project, an infrastructure proposal that will add two new tunnels to improve rail connections between New York and New Jersey and avert what some are calling “Transportation Armageddon.” The project was recently placed on the President’s Permitting Dashboard, a process that will have any permitting needs for Gateway pushed to the front of the line. If all goes according to plan, New York Senator Chuck Schumer says that construction on the Hudson tunnel portion of the project could begin in 2019. But, is the project truly necessary? What obstacles stand in its way? And beyond that, why has it been so difficult to build and repair our nation’s infrastructure over the past few decades? Philip K. Howard, chair of Common Good, a nonpartisan coalition whose goal is to simplify government, joins us to discuss how critical The Gateway Project is for our region and the roadblocks that infrastructure projects face.
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ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE!
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April 10, 2017: NYS BUDGET: WINNERS & LOSERS
“HUGS & KNISHES”
April 10, 2017: “THE GREAT WAR”
April 7, 2017: HEROIN & HEALTH CARE
April 7, 2017: GLORIA BUCKS TRADITION
April 7, 2017: “SESAME STREET” & AUTISM
April 7, 2017: A “PURPLE” PROSPECT!
April 6, 2017: HOMELAND UNDER SIEGE
April 6, 2017: WORLD WAR I
April 6, 2017: SEXISM IN CENTRAL PARK?
April 6, 2017: “AMERICAN PIE” HONORED
April 5, 2017: THE YOUNGEST VICTIMS
NY NATURE: SUCCESS & FAILURES
CHASING THEIR DREAMS VIA DANCE
April 4, 2017: RIKERS: THE END GAME
April 4, 2017: #STANDWITHTHIRTEEN
April 4, 2017: IN MOMMA’S FOOTSTEPS: LORNA LUFT
April 3, 2017: FIGHTING FOR THE ARTS!
April 3, 2017: WHAT’S HOLDING UP THE BUDGET?
April 3, 2017: LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM