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Links roundup

March 19, 2012

Vintage bus tickets. Click image for source.

  • Assembly Bill 8822 would dissolve dozens of urban renewal agencies, IDAs, and other local authorities. [Courier-Standard-Enterprise]
  • Suburban legislators call for more oversight of the Port Authority. [Capital NY]
  • Some World Trade Center financial figures for thought. [The Torch]
  • Seems logical (if overinclusive to some degree): the Port Authority has barred its Port Commerce department from hiring convicted felons. [NJ Star-Ledger]
  • State Senate Republicans are truly and honestly concerned about the MTA’s debt problems. [2nd Ave. Sagas]
  • The MTA is using bird recordings to scare pigeons out of the Roosevelt Island station. [NYT]
  • New York City’s Economic Development Corporation has not yet disclosed the names of developers seeking to transform the auto repair shop oasis that is Willets Point, infuriating its opposition, Willets Point United. [Queens Tribune]
  • The Saratoga Economic Development Corporation and the Saratoga IDA commissioned a study on the ramifications of the tax cap and found that it undermines local economic growth and hurts school districts. [The Saratogian]
  • The Niagara County IDA is debuting its “Niagara Falls Central Business District” initiative. [Niagara Gazette]
  • The Chicago Infrastructure Trust: a sign of the times. [Chicago Magazine]
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