21 Total Quotes

Gene Russianoff Quotes

Whoever gets elected, Democrat or Republican, it's the institution of the office of mayor that tends to dictate what I see as a lack of priorities.
Gene Russianoff
#Office

They know where the people are. But what are they doing for the people they're handing the literature to?
Gene Russianoff
#Literature

It's probably a tricky one for Freddy because it's really his constituents that are the most hurt by a fare hike.
Gene Russianoff
#Hurt

I'm worried about the politicians trying to use the money for things that make them look good and still leave the riders holding the bag.
Gene Russianoff
#Money

Before the strike, there was considerable sympathy for the workers, but once the strike began, that clearly changed. The real winners are neither labor or management but the public that desperately wanted their subways and buses back.
Gene Russianoff
#Sympathy

It makes no sense in an age of terrorism to leave only one person at the front of a train that might be carrying more than 2,000 people.
Gene Russianoff
#Age And Aging

The only pledge I'd believe is, if either one or both of them said, 'I'm going to be mayor in 2007 and, if the MTA has a deficit, I'll fill it with city money,'
Gene Russianoff
#Believe

It was shocking, in some ways, that somebody who couldn't do business with the city could do data business with the MTA,
Gene Russianoff
#Business

The words 'defense contractor' kind of worries me,
Gene Russianoff
#Defense

I can't fault them for picking a defense contractor, given all the public pressure to make the subways more secure,
Gene Russianoff
#Defense

The words 'defense contractor' kind of worries me.
Gene Russianoff
#Defense

I can't fault them for picking a defense contractor, given all the public pressure to make the subways more secure.
Gene Russianoff
#Defense

It was shocking, in some ways, that somebody who couldn't do business with the city could do data business with the MTA.
Gene Russianoff
#Business

Pataki's got to make up his mind. If he keeps asking the feds for billions for both . . . New York will wind up with nothing.
Gene Russianoff
#Mind

Most people feel that there's an angry and indifferent god that runs the subway and it's sort of lashing out at you.
Gene Russianoff
#God

Arbitration - in which the rank and file will have no vote - is a recipe for potential unrest for years to come.
Gene Russianoff
#Potential

It's about time that riders here enjoyed the same timely arrival and delay information that systems around the world have had for years.
Gene Russianoff
#Delay

For many people they don't have a choice. They take the 4 and the 5 and they have to go through Midtown. If you can take the local, the No. 6, that's a good idea and you definitely have to give yourself extra time. The Transit Authority says there'll be delays of 10 minutes, which always means to me that it will be a lot longer than that.
Gene Russianoff
#Choice

This is a necessary consequence of maintaining the system.
Gene Russianoff
#Consequences

It's just troubling that they would try to push it forward when there are technical concerns, community concerns and their own consultant is questioning the wisdom of it.
Gene Russianoff
#Community