Transportation

The MTA payroll tax lives on
8:23 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

MTA tax upheld. For now.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano
Credit AP

The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries.  On Thursday New York's top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn't over yet.  

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Buy America
6:32 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Murphy calls for "buying American" in federal transportation spending

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut
Credit WSHU file photo by Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut introduced an amendment Thursday in an effort to stop the federal Department of Transportation from buying goods and services overseas.