Letters to the Editor/OpEds

Demolish Red Tape

Newsday, June 26, 2018

Newsday’s call for comprehensive reform of how the MTA manages its capital budgets (6/26/18 – Demolish Red Tape) is heartily endorsed by the … More >>

The Hidden Costs of Poor Roads

Crain’s New York Business, March 1, 2018

Rather than focusing on the message, Crain’ shoots the messenger by questioning the GCA’s motivation in comparing the cost of a ga… More >>

Subway Construction Costs and Project Labor Agreements

Crain’s New York Business, January 9, 2018

Some facts on this issue will go a long way. Contrary to views expressed in the business leaders’  letter to the Governor, there … More >>

MTA Construction Cost Story

New York Times, December 29, 2017

The New York Times’ exhaustive story on the city’s subway construction (12/29/2017) reveals an enormously complex issue where critical facts ca… More >>

Build Better, Smarter, Faster

City & State Magazine, October 16, 2017

Every primer on effective management cautions against corporate silos.

They lead to project miscues, unrealistic budgets, impair … More >>

Intro 1447’s effort to improve construction worker safety is not the “union giveaway” it is being portrayed as. 

New York Post, September 20, 2017

Yes, unions already provide substantial mandatory safety training, much of which is covered in the bill.  This training is paid for by the employ… More >>

Layers of insulation keep politicians from being swayed on development projects

Crain’s New York Business, August 8, 2017

The General Contractors Association of New York Executive Director Denise M. Richardson responds to report Cuomo took cash from trou… More >>

Take Over Penn Station: Amtrak has bungled enough

New York Post, April 28, 2017

Washington, DC’s Metro may have to give up its crown for having the most neglected rail system in the nation: Amtrak’s record at Penn Station now… More >>

When is dedicated funding not dedicated? When it’s for the MTA.

Crain’s New York Business, March 14, 2017

Every weekday, 8 million commuters rely on New York’s mass-transit network, driving an economy worth billions of dollars to the st… More >>