Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has written Andrew Cuomo the New York state governor lambasting the decision to abandon planning for a rebuild and modernization of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and the Gowanus Expressway (GE), both NY/I-278 and urging they be financed with a public private partnership and pension fund i
New York State DOT's abandonment of a project to rebuild the 70 year old Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and a connecting portion of the Gowanus Expressway for lack of money has produced calls to reconsider it with toll financing and public private partnerships (P3s).
NTTA's board of directors last week voted 5/4 against proceeding with rebids of long established services contracts at a special board meeting August 5. Five consulting or services contracts expire this year and procurement was under way with staff recommending three major changes. Instead, as it has for many years, NTTA will simply renegotiate the extension of the existing contracts with existing contractors.