A RIOC Secret Spill: The Partial Tram Shutdown Straight Ahead


A partial Tram shutdown is in the works, starting in the next couple of weeks. RIOC’s barely present president/CEO Shelton J. Haynes told the board, last week, but did not see informing the community as necessary.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Roosevelt Island Tram to Manhattan
Roosevelt Island Tram makes its way between big and little islands.

A Partial Tram Shutdown

Reading – mumbling, really – from a prepared PowerPoint, Haynes said the Tram shutdown would start in a couple weeks, but this prompted a rescue. CFO John O’Reilly interrupted, jumping into the Zoom meeting, reminding the absentminded, $200K per year executive that the shutdown would be partial. Only one cabin at a time will be out of service.

Haynes then mumbled something about “three weeks.” But O’Reilly did not rescue him, this time. So, two weeks, three weeks, who cares when you drive to work and have your own private parking area?

The RIOC CEO also mumbled something about working with other forms of transit, buses, etc., but was no more clear than usual. That is, he didn’t really say anything and the board of enablers nodded cheerfully.

As of now, we don’t know a lot because, although a full week passed, RIOC’s alleged Communications Team has not released details. Public Information Officer Amy Smith attended the meeting.

Watch for further information, which we will share when they emerge from behind RIOC’s bunker.

More from the Roosevelt Island Daily

  • When You Think About Your Health, Don’t Forget Your Eyes
    Bernard J. WolfsonSeptember 22, 2023 I vividly remember that late Friday afternoon when my eye pressure spiked and I staggered on foot to my ophthalmologist’s office as the rapidly thickening fog in my field of vision shrouded passing cars and traffic lights. The office was already closed, but the whole eye care team was there … Read more
  • Americans now want gun restrictions for those convicted of domestic violence
    Originally published by The 19th Your trusted source for contextualizing America’s core issues. Sign up for our daily newsletter. Want to support this work? Donate today. Michele Bell wishes more politicians knew what she saw in her 50 years working as a nurse at a Houston hospital, where she cared for countless women who had … Read more
  • A Fabulous New Haynes Lawsuit Gets Crain’s Attention Again
    Filed last week, the new Shelton Haynes lawsuit required an article here, but that’s where it should have ended. But Crain’s New York got wind of it and couldn’t resist. Missing much of the substance and misconstruing more, their report embarrasses Roosevelt Island and repeats unsubstantiated claims by Haynes. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island … Read more
  • How to Get the New COVID-19 Vaccine in New York City
    The newest shot is not a booster, and it’s available at pharmacies at no cost. Here’s how to make your appointment for a jab. Rachel Holliday Smith, The City This article was originally published on Sep 21 5:00am EDT by THE CITY ‘Tis the season for a new COVID vaccine. If it’s been more than … Read more
  • Building a Better World for People With PMDD
    August 31, 2023 by Ciara McLaren For one week of every month, I have a very bad time. My back aches so badly I struggle to stand up straight. My mood swings from frantic to bleak. My concentration flags; it’s difficult to send an email. Then, my period starts, and the curse is lifted. I … Read more

About Author

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Previous Story

Why quantum physics can’t be right but isn’t wrong either

Next Story


Latest from Roosevelt Island News

0 $0.00
%d bloggers like this: