Today’s Headlines

  • Three Men in a Room Set the Bar Low for Transit Rescue (NYT, Daily Politics, Politicker, AP)
  • MTA Budget Gap Grows Bigger; Second Fare Hike Coming Up Soon (News)
  • Senate Dems’ Shape-Shifting MTA Bill Clears Committee (Daily Politics, Politicker)
  • Bill Hammond: Transit Crisis a Failure of Malcolm Smith’s Leadership (News)
  • Taxi Surcharge Appears Dead (Post)
  • New Yorkers Have No Idea Who Malcolm Smith Is (NYT)
  • Van Driver, Pursued By Police, Hits and Kills Mother in Greenpoint (News)
  • Pennsylvania Driver Shoots, Kills Man Who Told Him to Slow Down (AP)
  • Alternative to Congestion Pricing: Rising Unemployment (WSJ)
  • Bay Ridgites Complain About Buses Setting Off Their Car Alarms (Bklyn Paper)
  • Helmet Use Is Context-Sensitive (How We Drive via Streetsblog.net)
  • New Yorkers Have No Idea Who Malcolm Smith Is

    His name, picture and phone number should have been on every anti-fare hike flyer from the moment he said that tolls were off the table. “If service gets cut, you’ll have this guy to thank.”

  • RE: Bay Ridgites Complain About Buses Setting Off Their Car Alarms

    There’s also the little matter that they drive like complete freaking maniacs.

  • Larry Littlefield

    The decline in congestion relative to driving cited by the article. It shows who the biggest beneficiary of congesion pricing is — drivers who remain on the road.

    And why it is perfectly reasonable for them to pay compensation to those who give up their equal right to use those scarce roads through financial support of alternatives.

    But again, everyone wants and no one wants to pay, which is exactly how our society ended up in this mess — and NOT just with regard to the MTA.

  • “everyone wants and no one wants to pay”

    that does pretty much sum up our world

  • Car Free Nation

    Anyone know what the Republican plan was? They’re keeping it secret so my guess is it’s probably not politically feasible. Perhaps no taxes, but reduce service severely, then raise fares and tolls to cover the rest, with a dollop of MTA bashing built in.