Today’s Headlines

  • Congestion Pricing 2.0: $1B in Revenue, Fare Hike Reprieve, Outer-Borough Toll Discounts (News)
  • DOT to Replace Last Single-Space Parking Meter in Manhattan With Muni-Meter Today (NYT)
  • Interactive Touchscreens Bring Travel Directions, Service Advisories, News to MTA Hubs (News)
  • Staten Island Advance: Motorists’ Disdain For Traffic Laws Near School a “Ticking Time Bomb”
  • Port Authority Toll Hikes Push Some to Transit; Most Will Keep Driving (WSJ)
  • Bloomberg: Paying Higher Tolls Better Than Letting Bridges Fall Down (Post)
  • While Leaving Transit Unfunded, Gearhead Governor Cuomo Heads to the Auto Show (NYT)
  • The Daily News Takes a Ride in a Dollar Van
  • Speeding SUV Driver Kills Bronx Man in Hit-And-Run (News)
  • State Assembly Can’t Send Anyone To Congress, Silver Can’t Win Local Party Races (News 1, 2)

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  • Larry Littlefield

    “Despite a mighty effort, despite support from major elected officials, Silver lost an election: In a landslide, voters rejected his handpicked candidates for Democratic district leader in favor of anti-Silver insurgents.”

    I’m very surprised.  Most people don’t even know party offices exist; I didn’t until a few years ago.  So they generally are for insiders and players.

    Between this and the Tea Party, the NY Times must be happy.  They are against measures to allow more real elections on Election Day, when regular people show up, such as term limits, non-partisan elections, third parties, and independent candidates. 

    This is the type of election they prefer — intra-party battles between factions — but it hasn’t really existed since the 1960s.

  • fj
  • fj

     Freeways are expensive. “It’s almost $200 million for just about a mile and a half.”   bit.ly/rrJzRN @theoverheadwire 

  • Glenn

    Tax choice for NYC? this would revolutionize transportation funding priorities for NYC, state and at the national level I bet:

    http://www.democracyjournal.org/20/your-money-your-choice.php?page=1

  • Eric McClure

    Re: Motorists’ Disdain For Traffic Laws–

    On Sunday morning, I was driving east on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway when I came upon one of those big electronic “Your Speed Is…” signs right next to the 30 MPH speed limit sign.  When I looked down at my speedometer and saw that I was traveling at 33 MPH, I slowed down to the speed limit.  Within the space of a block, I was passed by at least two dozen cars like I was standing still.

    If that’s projectable, 95% of drivers have absolutely no regard for traffic laws.

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