Today’s Headlines

  • Irene: Emergency in NY, NJ; Street Events Canceled; Transpo Agencies Brace (NYT 1, 2; News; WNYC)
  • MTA May Shut Service Completely Beginning Saturday Night (News, Post)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Hospitalizes 2 Women on Upper West Side; At Least One Critical (Post)
  • Chelsea Crosstown Bike Lanes Clear CB 4 Committee, Though Questions Remain (DNAinfo)
  • Brooklyn Paper to Jim Walden and NBBL: Get Over It
  • Johnson-Era C Train Cars Aren’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon (NYT)
  • Related: Essential Reading From Transportation Nation on the MTA Debt Bomb
  • NYLCV, GCA Leaders Push for Federal Transit Funding (Newsday)
  • Rahm Emanuel’s Bike Program: The First 100 Days (WBEZ)
  • Survey Shows Younger Americans Driving Less (Sightline)
  • City Pays the Rent for East Villager’s “Living Room on the Sidewalk” (News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • J

    re: The Brooklyn Paper editorial. 
    This is a big deal. All the hard work on the part of DOT, Streetsblog, and many others to create this lane and remind people continually of the facts appears to be paying off. I think this editorial is a major indicator of shift in opinion of the media to be more in line with popular opinion. Brooklyn Paper has, at times, been a major mouthpiece for Jim Walden and NBBL. Now they can’t be more clear that they reject his campaign of misinformation, distortion, and fear. Perhaps they (NBBL) will actually bury the hatchet, since they have no case and have rapidly declining public support. Fantastic news!

  • Commuter

    J, I agree.  The audience for Linda Gross’ press releases and “the DOT can bike but it can’t hide” quotes from Jim Walden appears to be getting smaller and smaller.  Good riddance. 

  • macstukuls

    Don’t get in a huff, the fellow with the RV is going on a three year road trip. You can get mad at other folks for parking in his absence.

  • If only the driver involved in that Upper West Side hit-and-run had been licensed and insured…

  • Larry Littlefield

    RE:  The decrease in driving among the young.   Starting with those in the second half of the baby boom, the typical (non-rich) member of each generation has had lower inflation-adjusted earnings than the one before.  The decline in inflation-adjusted well being is even greater if one excludes now dirt-cheap imported items, that are often non-necessities.

    The question is, what can be given up with a minimum decrease their standard of living?  Reversing some of the increase in driving and square footage per person over the past 40 years seems high on the list.

  • Johnson-Era C Train Cars Aren’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon (NYT)

    Glad to see The Times is on top of things that were timely four weeks ago. Between that and the dumb article earlier this week about the T train merchandise, they have this transportation thing down pat.

  • Thanks Ben. I was on leave for a few weeks and missed your C train piece.

    That article on T merch was so ridiculous I couldn’t find words to snark on it.

  • Long-Time Reader

    At this point, I’d much rather see Grynbaum and Haughney churning out NYC transportation fluff pieces than doing their poisonous, politically-motivated, misinformed and tabloid-esque “policy” reporting.

  • Anonymous

    Re: Brooklyn Paper:
    Even Tal Barzalai is ready to bury the hatchet!  Not without a few parting insults, mind you, but his comment seriously blew me away.  If Tal’s ready to give up, it’s time for NBBL to call it a day.

  • Mike

    There have been a lot of forgeries pretending to be Tal, so I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  • Mike

    There have been a lot of forgeries pretending to be Tal, so I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  • Chief Slinging Bull

    Walden and NBBL have been busy burying the hatchet in Janette Sadik-Khan, Brad Lander, Community Board Six members and local (real) activists for the past year.  And they’re acting like Bunyan’s decision was somehow something other than the rout it was.

    Also, just wondering — are Seniors for Safety taking any steps to prepare elderly Brooklynites for the hurricane?

  • Tal Barzilai

    That could not have been my comment on the Brooklyn Paper web site, as I was not at my computer…

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