Today’s Headlines

  • Hope for Move NY Next Year? Staten Island Republican Andrew Lanza Supports Modified Version (Crain’s)
  • Fallback Traffic Reduction Plan: Bribe a Few NYPD Officers (Post)
  • Driver Killed 70-Year-Old Man Walking Across Atlantic Ave at Clinton Street Sunday Night (DNA)
  • Engineer: Finishing 2nd Ave Subway in 2016 Will Take “Unprecedented Performance” (AMNY)
  • Contractor Schiavone Construction Isn’t Staffing 2nd Ave Subway Work Sites Properly (News, Post)
  • New Select Bus Service Routes Launching This Year: M23, B46, Q70 (AMNY)
  • Daily News: Make the Q70 a Free Link to LaGuardia
  • More Victims Are Coming Forward to Report Sex Crimes on the Subway (DNA, NewsNY1, AMNY)
  • Ydanis Rodriguez Hasn’t Been Confirmed to MTA Board (WNYC)
  • Recent Carnage: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash, Stolen Cab “Joyride” Ends in Bloody Wreck (News 1, 2)
  • To Catch a Bike Thief, It Helps to Have Photos of You on Your Missing Bike (Velojoy)

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  • kevd

    Can airport transportation fees only be used for capital expenses?

  • ahwr

    Nighttime exposure to fluorescent lamps have documented ill effects. UV radiation suppresses melatonin levels, but much less than blue light.

  • Joe R.

    The old school halophosphor lamps running on magnetic ballasts were especially problematic for lots of people. The main issues which affected people were headaches from the color shifts (these had awful color rendering) and especially 120 Hz flicker. The current in the lamp decreased to zero, switched directions, and increased to maximum twice in every line cycle. The result was that it strobed 120 times per second (100 times per second in countries with 50 Hz). Even when people couldn’t actually see this strobing, it often made them ill. The flicker issue was eliminated with electronic ballasts, and triphosphor lamps improved color rendering. Those two things radically reduced the number of complaints associated with fluorescent lighting, although potential blue light issues remain. Those are even present to some extent with incandescent lighting but you would need longer exposure or much more intense light.

  • Andrew

    Or implement SBS and move fare collection off-board to speed the bus. Which is exactly what’s happening to the Q70 in September.

    There are many bus lines that carry a large share of passengers who transfer to or from the subway – and that carry far more everyday riders than the Q70. The issue isn’t unique to the Q70, even if the Riders Alliance isn’t aware of the others.