Today’s Headlines

  • Walder: Better to Downsize MTA Projects Than Break the Bank on Cost Overruns (Post)
  • CA Poised to Enact Enviro Rules That Don’t Discriminate Against Green Transpo (Streetsblog SF)
  • Fed Transit Chief: "We Want to Be Funding Streetcars in a More Robust Way" (Green Inc)
  • NYPD Thinks Its Cell-Phone Stings Are Deterring Distracted Driving (City Room)
  • Vans Collide in St. Albans, Killing 15-Year-Old Passenger (News, NY1)
  • Police Sergeant Indicted for Vehicular Assault in Manhattan; He Was Drunk, Says Morgy (NYT)
  • Subway Delays Surged this Summer (Post)
  • MTA Smooths Out the Ride on Hybrid Buses (AMNY)
  • Kingsbridge Parking Lot Sits Unused: The Tragedy (News)
  • Police, Parks Dept Seize 13 Pedicabs in Central Park; Reasons Unknown (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    So instead of the same work for more money, the contractors will be allowed to do less work for the same money.

    Not good enough.

  • J. Mork

    Pedicabs:

    Why would you say the reasons are unknown? The Post quotes the police:

    The rickshaws “cannot obstruct entrances or endanger pedestrians by operating on pedestrian paths” […]

    Despite several meetings between the Parks Enforcement Patrol and pedicab drivers, the rules are still regularly flouted and pedestrians are endangered the department said.

  • LN

    I find it difficult to believe that Parks didn’t know why the pedicabs were seized, because it was Parks Enforcement that was confiscating pedicabs and handing out tickets. I saw them stop at Tavern on the Green walk up to the pedicabs there and heard them say: “take any pedicabs that aren’t tagged.” Pictures here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28840225@N06/4049174350/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28840225@N06/4049174042/in/photostream/

    Pedicab regulations go into effect on Nov. 20, so are not in effect now.

  • Why would you say the reasons are unknown?

    Parks Dept explained the rules, but it’s not clear which rules these pedicabs violated.