Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Board Mulls Busted Budget; Forecast Calls for More Layoffs (NY1, SAS)
  • Ravitch Breaks With Paterson on Daffy Payroll Tax Gimmick (Wonkster)
  • Newsday: It’s Time to Rethink Congestion Pricing
  • Post Approves of Walder Cuts, Which May Include Conductors (News)
  • Wayne Barrett to Bloomberg: You Can Do More to Protect Pedestrians (Voice 1, 2)
  • Will Erinn Phelan and Alma Guerrero Get Justice? Don’t Count on It (Wonkster)
  • Facing Uncooperative Suspects, Police Turn to Blood Test to Reveal Identity (Post, News)
  • Another Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Bronx Crash (NY1)
  • Chuck Scarborough to Jonathan: Be Thankful for My Windshield Perspective (City Room)
  • Own a Toyota? Andrew Cuomo Has Your Back (Gothamist)
  • Studies Find More Americans Using Transit, Walking, Cycling, Driving (MTR, USAT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • J. Mork

    Pretty good answer by Chuck Scarborough. I guess he can’t really say the real answer which is that they make money from the traffic reports.

  • TKO

    All the talk of Toyota and it’s problems the fact that cell phone and texting kills so many more. The media does not bring it up.

  • RNC Chair Michael Steele appeared on MSNBC this morning ahead of the health care summit and compared health insurance to having a driver’s license. “Health care insurance is a right or a privilege? Is your driver’s license a right or a privilege?” Steele said.

    Man, great analogy! 🙂

    The funny thing is that there is a type of insurance that is mandated by I think every state: Car Insurance. If you have a car, or drive a car, you are mandated to have some type of insurance. Obviously not all people have cars, but I guess in Steele’s twisted world it’s what separates the haves and have nots.

    Working class people – you need to earn that healthcare and automobile! Don’t expect us to give you health insurance or some type of direct government subsides for driving (like cash 4 clunkers)

  • Next time a cop pulls you over, maybe you should ask them to take a breathalyzer test first.

  • Kaja

    Glenn healthcare has nothing to do with livable streets, and will alienate a number of folks who’d otherwise be your political allies.

    Stay on target and keep the government-insurance debate to Daily Kos.

  • Kudos to Chuck Scarborough for taking Jonathan’s question – it was the second one overall that he answered!

    His answer was a little bit of spin, but it showed an awareness of the windshield perspective.