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Old 07-10-2019, 11:29 PM
 
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Well I for one am just shocked, *shocked*!


https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...qgu-story.html
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:20 AM
 
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Cant wait till we settle our Contract so all this media stuff can go away.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:11 AM
 
Location: NY
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Of the almost 40 years I worked I could never understand how some of my acquaintances I met along the way were always fresh and full of energy readying for their second jobs while I was struggling to make it up the steps of my home after a hard day of back breaking work. I always had an inkling that they were scamming the system but best give the person in question the benefit of the doubt. All I can say is that I retired on a meager pension with no regrets disappearing into obscurity while these other pilferers are now making headlines with the possibility of fines and jail time. What goes around, comes around................
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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Why am I not surprised?
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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Stick a fork in it, it's done!
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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This is peanuts. They are not investigating real stuff that goes on in capital projects.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:46 PM
 
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This is peanuts. They are not investigating real stuff that goes on in capital projects.

No, they're not.

NYT ran an excellent piece on fraud, waste and abuse going on with that hot mess otherwise known as Eastside Access. No show jobs and whatever. No one in the MTA, Albany or elsewhere said boo.

Part of reason why everything built in this state/city cost ten times or whatever more than elsewhere. Everybody has to get their taste....


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Old 07-11-2019, 05:15 PM
 
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No, they're not.

NYT ran an excellent piece on fraud, waste and abuse going on with that hot mess otherwise known as Eastside Access. No show jobs and whatever. No one in the MTA, Albany or elsewhere said boo.

Part of reason why everything built in this state/city cost ten times or whatever more than elsewhere. Everybody has to get their taste....

People involve in it are way too high for them to reach, and too scare to do anything about it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:22 PM
 
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No, they're not.

NYT ran an excellent piece on fraud, waste and abuse going on with that hot mess otherwise known as Eastside Access. No show jobs and whatever. No one in the MTA, Albany or elsewhere said boo.

Part of reason why everything built in this state/city cost ten times or whatever more than elsewhere. Everybody has to get their taste....


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/n...ion-costs.html
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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I've always been of the opinion that we should hire a French, Japanese or German company to come in and build out a new subway system (ala LaGuardia and building the IND). Europe/Japan have the technical expertise to get it done cheaper and faster....they can hire from the local unions to keep the politicians happy but other than that everything from planning to design to building would be under their [foreign contractors] watch.
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