First Day (of October), and Watching Closely

Crisp autumn day: a blue sky and calm river/© Janie Rosman

Crisp autumn day: a blue sky and calm river/© Janie Rosman

Things are moving along with the New NY Bridge project — various panels and committees convening, the transit task force nearing its year-end deadline, and preparing to make recommendations, its finance subcommittee also considering options.

New York State submitted a TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) loan request for the estimated $3.9 billion undertaking.

Washington intervened. The US Department of Transportation posted Government Shutdown Information on its website that details what will/not be closed.

We are monitoring the situation, and will do what we can to keep the process moving forward, a Thruway official assured; in the short term, the Federal Highway Administration doesn’t anticipate the shutdown will have an impact on the TIFIA program.

Then again, the situation might be temporary. Let’s hope so.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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