Today’s Headlines

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Authority officials have been adamant that the cuts, set to begin in June, would have only minimal effects, and in large part, Hopstop’s searches bore that out.”

    Right, as I’ve said, this isn’t doomsday. But either doomsday or decades of deterioration are coming.

    As for the student passes, based on the way Albany operates, I expect they’ll be a deal for the state to restore $40 billion to the MTA. In exchange for cutting the city’s school aid $200 million more than its pro-rata share. The city’s share of state education funding is slashed in every recession.

  • Queens State Senator, Road Pricing Skeptic George Onorato Won’t Seek Reelection

    Queens Assemblymember, Road Pricing Opponent Michael Gianaris Will Probably Run for His Seat.

  • J. Mork

    Isn’t Grand Central Parkway a limited access highway?

  • Yes, Mork, but it has a wide service road. I’m guessing that the News would have specified if the man had been hit on the service road, but they didn’t say he wasn’t.

  • Larry Littlefield

    The Times is blogging from the Detroit Auto Show.

    http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/detroit-auto-show/?hp

    Everything being shown is small — too small for carpools. That might help the energy demand from SOV drivers, but it won’t ease congestion.

    So when and where is the commuter bicycles and related equipment show?

  • Larry, that’s Interbike, September 22-24, 2010, held in Las Vegas.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Hey, they should bring Interbike here. Others would no better, but Vegas doesn’t conform to my idea of a place where there is widespread interest in bike commuting.