A RIOC Secret Spill: The Partial Tram Shutdown Straight Ahead

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

  • Mystery Solved. The Reindeer on the Roosevelt Island Tram
    The photo of the reindeer on the Roosevelt Island Tram always intrigued me. But I can’t even recall how I got it. I can’t even say which was more puzzling – the calm and steady reindeer or the woman concentrating on her knitting as the Tram drifted over the East River. But with some help
  • Is Political Corruption as Widespread as Many Now Think?
    Corruption is a problem in many countries around the world. it is defined as the abuse of power by a person or group for personal gain. It can take many forms, including bribery, embezzlement, and cronyism. it can also involve the misuse of public resources for private gain. corruption typically occurs when there is a
  • Love Your Clothes Again: Eileen Fisher Renew
    Do you have a closet full of clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Eileen Fisher Renew is here to help. We take your gently-worn Eileen Fisher clothes and give them new life. Not only does this reduce waste and help the environment, but it also saves you money. Here’s how it works: by David
  • Happy Shelton J. Haynes Cheapskate Holiday Now from RIOC
    Was a cheapskate holiday for Roosevelt Island exactly what RIOC President/CEO had in mind when RIOC’s contractor spread a much-reduced collection of decorations in early November? Downplaying local traditions is a hallmark of his administration. But is it anything more than laziness and indifference driving the new penny-pincher theme? by David Stone The Roosevelt Island
  • Governor Kathy Hochul Has A Message for Roosevelt Islanders: Get Lost!
    “Get lost!” The message from Albany shot loud and clear down the Hudson, landing on our little Island. Hochul vetoed a bill constructed by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Senator José Serrano, coordinating with Roosevelt Islanders. The bill aimed to create more local authority and transparency in running RIOC. This displeased the governor because it

Written by:

2,657 Posts

View All Posts
Follow Me :

Leave a Reply

One thought on “A RIOC Secret Spill: The Partial Tram Shutdown Straight Ahead

You May Have Missed

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
%d bloggers like this: