Today’s Headlines

  • Sheridan Expressway Now Even More Unnecessary (MTR)
  • Texting-While-Driving Ban Has to Go Through Albany (Daily Politics)
  • NYPD Developing Plan to Screen Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan (Crain’s)
  • Imagining Seatless Subway Cars (NYT)
  • City Workers Say Bus Diesel Fumes Made Them Sick, File Suit Against GM (NY1, Metro)
  • Council Member Joseph Addabbo: ‘Fight the Hike’ (News)
  • Biden VP Pick Would Put Rail Advocate on Dem Ticket (Yglesias)
  • Contrasts Between Obama and McCain on Surface Transportation (Citiwire)
  • Taxpayer Dollars Fund PR Campaign for Highway Builders (Streetsblog LA)
  • CNN Catches Road Raging, Anti-Cyclist Doctor on Camera
  • lee

    now if we could just get all those nypd cameras to charge people $8 …..

  • Max Rockatansky

    Imagining Seatless Subway Cars – Sounds horrible, can’t believe how bad the 6 line is already and their solution is to cram more people in there?

  • Larry Littlefield

    School bus routes eliminated in fiscal crisis; kids forced to walk.

    http://www.nysun.com/national/schools-eliminate-bus-routes-as-fuel-prices-soar/84125/

    “Health advocates long have encouraged students to walk, stressing the fitness benefits. But school and transportation officials say they fear that abruptly reducing bus service could lower attendance rates, increase traffic congestion, or endanger students if they cannot walk on sidewalks and crosswalks.”

    “Major cuts loom in California, where schools are not required to provide transportation to campus. As a result, districts squeezed by fuel prices and fewer state dollars are trimming millions from transportation budgets.”

    Money is going to drive everything for the next four years. The biggest argument for walking and riding bicycles will be cost.

  • Niccolo Machiavelli

    You gotta love Addabbo. Fighting the fare hike, complaining about how the MTA under-serves his neighborhood. Yet running right through the heart of his neighborhood is the abandoned Rockaway Branch of the LIRR. Each time the MTA tried to run trains down that track to serve his constituents and utilize that valuable resource the neighbors, who previously bought their homes at reduced prices because they abutted the right of way, squash the proposals. Time and time again.
    The politicians need the MTA to blame. Its a big agency, 60,000 employees, fully open to public scrutiny. It provides a gold mine of grievances for the aggressive politicians to pursue.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    Great piece from CNN. It’s nice to see the media start to take the side of bicyclists! I’ve seen plenty of pro-bicycling editorials in the New Jersey papers as of late. Here’s a great example from the Asbury Park Press:

    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008808130399

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