Today’s Headlines

  • Albany Deems Some Dirty, Destructive, Addictive Habits More Tax-Worthy Than Others (NYT)
  • City Looks to Dollar Vans to Help Compensate for Bus Cuts (Transpo Nation)
  • Oil War Veterans to Lose Bus-Driving Jobs (News)
  • Second Ave Residents Paid Up to $9K a Month for Temporary Displacement (NYT, SAS)
  • Assembly Hack Janele Hyer-Spencer Blames MTA for Theft of Transit Funds (Advance)
  • City Backs Off Plan to Trash Ghost Bikes (News)
  • Advocate on Yankee Stadium Park Replacement: "It’s a Mess" (News)
  • Fans and Foes of New Domino Gather for City Council Hearing (NY1, Bklyn Paper)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Construction Forcing Pedestrians Into Street (Bklyn Paper)
  • Driver Takes Time From Pumping Gas to Vent Anger at Big Oil (Riverdale Press)
  • MtotheI

    This is totally unrelated…if anyone lost a set of keys today, I found them on the Manhattan Bridge bike path and picked em up. Let me know.

  • Bolwerk

    “You have to be able to understand the technical nuances of these agencies,” said Ms. Hyer-Spencer.


  • J. Mork

    Where can I find the Dollar Van schedule?

  • Larry Littlefield

    So, bicycles, dollar vans and telecommuting. They can bankrupt the MTA, cripple the schools, close the libraries and let garbage pile up in the parks, but they can’t take those options away from us, can they?

  • J:Lai

    I just read the article in the Riverdale Press about drivers avoiding BP filling stations.

    I wish people were educated enough to know that this has virtually no impact on BP. Oil is a commodity and gas that you buy at an Exxon station may have come from a well operated by BP and vice-versa. There is a small margin that a producer makes selling through their own franchise vs. a third party, but it is a tiny fraction of the overall revenue. I’m not sure if it even gets its own line in the quarterly report.

    It would be so much more effective to just use less gas, period.

  • Andrew

    Does Hyer-Spencer really think the MTA is so mismanaged that $143 million doesn’t make a difference?

    I think Hyer-Spencer is mismanaged. Too bad I can’t vote for Malliotakis.


Today’s Headlines

Republicans Won’t Back MTA Rescue Without Road and Bridge Funding (NYT, Newsday) Study: Particulate Pollution Shortens Life in Urban Areas (BBC) Most Straphangers in Ruben Diaz, Sr.’s District Are Just Fine With Bridge Tolls (WNYC) How Transit Doomsday Brinkmanship Played Out in Chicago (Politicker) Price of Oil Is on the Rise, and the Feds Still […]

Today’s Headlines

City Council Lets Bloomberg Run for Third Term (NYT, NYT, City Room, News, News, Post, Metro) 2009 Mayoral Hopefuls Respond (Daily Politics) Port Authority to Sell Carbon Offsets to Car Commuters Starting Next Year (NYT) Bushwick Senior Killed by Garbage Truck (News) Federal Report: ‘All of Lower Manhattan Is a Free Parking Lot for Government […]

Today’s Headlines

Car Boom Puts Europe on Road to a Smoggy Future (NYT) How Vienna Got Cars Out of the City Center (NYT Letter) Congestion Pricing Works for Electricity, Why Not Traffic? (NYT) Columbus Park or Gov’t Employee Parking Lot? (Bklyn Papers) Stylish yet safe shirts for cyclists (AMNY) All the Technology Needed for 100 mpg, Batteries […]

Today’s Headlines

Park Smart Is Working, But Some Slope Merchants Still Fear Good Parking Policy (Bklyn Paper) Capn Transit: Commuter Van Critics Overlook the Evidence Right Under Their Noses MTA Will Set Up Cashless Tolling on the Henry Hudson Bridge By 2012 (Post) Carl Paladino Doesn’t Hate NYC, He Just Hates the Traffic (Daily Politics) Take a […]

Today’s Headlines

Free Bikes on Campus — It’s a National Trend (NYT) Park Slopers Ask DOT for Two-Way Avenues Near Prospect Park (Bklyn Paper) NYT Asks Drivers What They Think of Greenwich Village Performance Parking Pilot Gas Prices Dip Below $3/Gal Nationwide (NY1) SUV Hits Man and Drags Him for a Block (News) Block by Block, Allen […]

Today’s Headlines

City to Add Bike Parking at Municipal Buildings (City Room)  Schools Ponder Placard Cuts, Haphazard Parking Allotment (NYT, Post) More Big Box Development Eyed for Red Hook (Bklyn Paper, Post) WTC Transit Hub Could Be Scaled Back (NYT) Kelly Says Officers Were Not "Doing Doughnuts" in Park (News) Sadik-Khan Talks Freight Planning at DNC (TRE)  […]