Today’s Headlines

  • NYC Transit Crews Faked Signal Inspections They Couldn’t Finish (WSJ, NY1, News)
  • Brooklyn DA Brings Homicide Charge Against Texting and Driving Teen Who Killed Delivery Man (Post)
  • Snore: Most Transit Riders Satisfied With MTA Service (News, AMNY)
  • The Post Lobbies to Bring City-Destroying Wal-Mart to NYC
  • There’s a Lot of Parking in the United States and It’s Terrible for the Environment (Planetizen)
  • Lew Fidler Can’t Comprehend That a Cohesive Bike Network Helps People Get Places By Bike (Observer)
  • Court Says Eminent Domain Okay For Columbia Campus Expansion (City Room)
  • Michelle Paterson, We Hardly Knew Ye: First Lady Bikes to Work (NYT)
  • Another Story About the Absolute Necessity of Parking in Downtown Manhattan (Villager)
  • MTA Adds Security Cams to More Buses (Post)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • CB8M member Teri Slater leads the fight against drivers who feed the meters, but wait! it’s taco trucks feeding the meters, not employees or owners of “brick and mortar stores, which are struggling.”

  • Larry Littlefield

    “Officials said it appears the signals division hasn’t had the manpower to inspect and maintain the 15,000 signals under the tight schedules mandated by agency safety standards. More time might be needed..”We’re not going to throw away the 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week railroad, [but] maybe one day a month, we can take a line and shut it down,” possibly on a weekend or overnight shift, Prendergast said.”

    The next stop on this train — ending signal maintenance and replacement as money is diverted to the core functions of government — debt service, pensions and retiree health care. And then shutting down entire lines for YEARS until money can be scrounged up to replace the signals.

    The values of the generations in charge would not settle for less.

  • vnm

    The Daily News and the Post have articles on a Staten Island councilman (and apparently the firefighter’s union head) blasting an FDNY official for the department’s proposal to protect the taxpayers from the costs of cleaning up car crashes.

  • Larry Littlefield

    I don’t see the car crash charge issue as clear cut, but neither do I want to hear from politcos objecting to it.

    The politicos have made a collective decision to sell out the future of public services. What this indicates is we will either have all our tax dollars diverted to the past and receive no public services, or pay for public services the less well off will be cut out of.

    Just wait until they start charging for high school.