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From Upstate Medical Center to Frank Kobliski


Taxpayer’s alert:  Michael Abbot, auditor for the State University of New York, states that when he got a complaint that Upstate Medical Center’s $50 million Institute for Human Performance had been sitting two-thirds empty since its construction in 2000, he … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part V)


(Continued from July 24) So now we have Centro Executive Director Frank Kobliski and his special assistant, Betty Petri, working on fixing Call-a-Bus (CAB), while Manager Linda McKeown continues to run the day to day operation—which isn’t going all that well.  Every time I … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part IV)


(Continued from July 21) I got Frank Kobliski, executive director of Centro, to come to Public Transportation Advisory Council meetings at ARISE.  At the first meeting Frank attended, he learned that Linda McKeown, manager of Call-a-Bus (CAB), had a standing … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part I)


Ten days ago, I wrote to the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights because they weren’t replying to phone calls.  My neighbor is in awe of me because, he says, he’s never known anyone who called Washington.  More’s the … Continue reading

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Centro: Can’t Budget 2 Dollars?


Someone calling himself zombiewalks has posted a comment on Syracuse.com saying, “Call me crazy, but 2 bucks to go anywhere? Im not sure why that is a bad thing… And this comment “I will have to decide between food and transportation,” … Continue reading

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