Weinshall Watch: Ribbon-Cutting on Staten Island

weinshall.jpgFrom the AP Daybook: Today at 2 pm, Transportation Commissioner iris Weinshall joins Staten Island officials at a ribbon-cutting for a new Park-and-Ride facility; Lindenwood Road and Lindenwood Place, Staten Island.

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Today’s Headlines

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Albany Has Put Off Confirmation of de Blasio’s MTA Board Appointees for Nearly a Year (MTR) Today’s the Day DOT Officially Opens the Pulaski Bridge Bikeway (Gothamist) DOT’s Crosstown UES Bike Lane Plan — Now With More Bike Lanes (DNA) $4 Billion WTC PATH Station Will Get a Ribbon-Cutting After All (Politico) 3 Things Brooklyn Spoke Would Change […]

Select Bus Service Launches This Sunday on Staten Island

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Select Bus Service begins on Hylan Boulevard this Sunday, aiming to speed bus rides by 15 minutes between Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and the Staten Island Mall, cutting trip times by 20 percent on Staten Island’s second-busiest bus corridor. Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota marked the occasion at a press […]

Three Hack-tastic Ideas to Fix Staten Island’s Broken Bus System

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For all intents and purposes, Staten Island’s bus network is broken. Which isn’t surprising when you consider that the borough’s 31 local routes have barely changed in the last half-century. For the most part, ancient bus lines that pre-date the Verrazano Bridge (which opened in 1964) don’t go where people actually need to get around. Then there […]

Is a 1.3 mph Increase in Crosstown Traffic Speed “Innovative?”

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  The Staten Island Advance reports on Monday’s press conference outlining the qualities that leading City Council members would like to see in the next DOT Commissioner. The Bloomberg Administration responded to the Council with the following statement: The Mayor will appoint a commissioner who will carry out policies to meet the sustainability challenges he […]

The NBBL Files: PPW Foes Pursued Connections to Reverse Public Process

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Editor’s note: With yesterday’s appellate ruling prolonging the Prospect Park West case, Streetsblog is running a refresher on the how the well-connected gang of bike lane opponents waged their assault against a popular and effective street safety project. This is the fifth installment from the six-part NBBL Files. This piece originally ran on November 10, 2011. This is […]

NYC DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall Resigns

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Commissioner Iris Weinshall is leaving New York City’s Department of Transportation for a job as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management at the City University of New York. The Department of Transportation press office says that Weinshall will stay on for another ten weeks. Her last day on the job will be Friday, […]