Today’s Headlines

  • Adrian Benepe Stepping Down as Parks Commissioner (NYT)
  • Cuomo Strikes Labor Deal for Dynamically-Financed Transit-Free Tappan Zee (Crain’s)
  • Lhota Post Column Details MTA Cost-Cutting, Exhorts TWU to Share the Pain
  • Staten Island Reps, Advance Say Port Authority Is Hiding Toll Study Results
  • Cab Driver Runs Light, Flips School Bus in Briarwood; 7 Injured; No Charges (NY1, DNA, Post, News)
  • People Who Bought Condos Next to Long Island City Railyard Complaining About Train Noise (DNA)
  • On This Day in History, Sunset Park Alternate Side Reduced to Two Days a Week (DNA)
  • SF Cyclist Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter for Killing Elderly Pedestrian (Transpo Nation)
  • Town in Washington State Cans Unenforced Helmet Law Over Fears of Liability (NYT)
  • Survey Finds Capital Bikeshare Spurred Trips While Saving Five Million Driving Miles (Transpo Nation)
  • Gothamist Examines the Bike-Share Terror Threat
  • Criminal Prosecutions Just Another Day at the Office for New York Pols (WNYC)

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  • Anonymous
  • Larry Littlefield

    Lhota’s argument is more than convincing.  With that case, if an arbitrator were to find for the TWU again, the “public interest” clause of the arbitration clause is a joke.

    But the question is, what about the commuter railroads?

  • Ian Turner

    The DNAINFO article waited until the third paragraph to mention the cause of the crash. Prior to that it sounded like a force of nature had taken place.

  • Eric McClure

    Those folks who live next door to the Long Island City railyard need to tread carefully — their carping might attract the attention of a Bruce Ratner, and then they might get 25 years of construction, and saws cutting through steel at 2 a.m., operated by charmers like this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing that a cyclist is being charged with vehicular manslaughter.  I seems like every day for the past few weeks there has been a headline that read “Insert automobile description here kills child( old lady, mother, firefighter…), no criminality suspected”  and the one time a cyclist pedestrian collision causes a fatality we get charges.

    But maybe that just SF, I don’t know if they have had a similar string of “no criminality suspected” incidents.  Maybe they are just better than NYC about investigating crashes and bringing charges against responsible parties.

    I won’t make excuses for this cyclist, but how is it that we can’t even get charges brought up against any drivers for vehicular manslaughter.  How many pedestrian deaths have there been since the last driver was charged with a felony?

  • bill b

    Those people in LIC  who brought the condos next to the rail yard must have not looked out the window . Did they not look around the area . Sometimes when you look at real
    estate on a quiet Sunday it looks real good, too good.
    They must be new New Yorkers.

     

  • Ian Turner

    @EricBoucher:disqus : Sadly, when SF motorists run people over it’s considered an “unfortunate accident”. http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/02/16/sfpd-declares-open-season-on-pedestrians-with-the-right-of-way/

  • Bolwerk

    ??“But not until you spend enough time in the neighborhood, do you
    really get a full sense of what’s going on here,” said Kolbek, 29.
    “During the week, you have to keep the windows closed.” ??

    Poor white male.

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