Today’s Headlines

  • President Trump: It’s Happening (NYT; Politico 1, 2)
  • NY Senate Balance TBD (WSJ; Politico 12); Transit Obstructionist Joe Addabbo Reelected (TL)
  • Schumer Wins Easily (NYT); No Surprises in Other NYC Races (AMNYQNS)
  • The Post Thinks Cuomo Plans to Stick His Successor With the Bill for His Tappan Zee Bridge
  • De Blasio Says People Holding Him to Promise of Vision Zero Are Really in It for Themselves (@nahmias)
  • Pedestrian Killed by Truck Driver on 42nd Street Was Nuesa Marques-Diniz, 68; No Charges (News)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Three People in Staten Island Crosswalk — Perp at Large (Advance)
  • Livery Cab Driver Injures Port Authority Cop Who Caught Him Soliciting Fares at LaGuardia (Post, News)
  • Advance Tracks Speeding Summonses Issued by Staten Island Precincts
  • DOT to Tear Down and Replace Pedestrian Bridge Over Bayside LIRR Tracks (QNS)
  • MTA to Add L Train Service During 2017 M Line Repair Work (QNS)
  • Pedestrian Observations Looks at Reasons Why It’s So Expensive to Build Subways in NYC

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • ItsEasyBeingGreen

    Bill de Blasio is the Electoral College of traffic safety. Even when you win, you lose.

  • Kevin Love

    From the Pedestrian Observations link:

    “That New York specifically has a factor-of-10 difference with cities that share most of its construction difficulties suggests that there really is a large problem of waste.”

    Kevin’s comment:
    This is a fascinating article comparing each excuse for high subway construction costs in New York with peer cities that have the exact same problems, but order of magnitude lower costs.

  • HamTech87

    Couldn’t help notice Trump’s touting of infrastructure and roads and bridges. Nothing about rail or transit.

  • Kevin Love

    Can’t tout what you know nothing about.

  • bolwerk

    Trump probably doesn’t think on that level. He wants to see stuff done. He might not care what, but probably favors things with phallic shapes.

  • AnoNYC

    He was just spewing rhetoric. There’s no comprehensive infrastructure plan yet.

  • Joe R.

    That might bode well for getting high-speed rail at least:

  • bolwerk

    Haha, it might.


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De Blasio Budget: TEAs, SI Ferry (NYT); “Vague” on MTA (Politico); Gov’s Hand Still in the Till (Politico) Winter Cuomo Watch: De Blasio, MTA Predict Subway Service This Weekend (NYT, Politico) Feds Award $176M for Manhattan Resiliency (NYT); NJ Pledges No Local Funds, Loses Out (WNYC) DOT, CB 8 Promise UES Crosstown Bike Lane Proposal Doesn’t Touch Parking or Car Lanes […]

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Today’s Headlines

Bratton Out (NYT, WSJ, Politico, Post); O’Neill In (NYT 1, 2; Politico 1, 2; WSJ; NY1; Post; News) The Post Says O’Neill Likes to Ride His Bike, and His Harley MTA Plans Select Bus Service Between Downtown Brooklyn and Bushwick (Bklyn Paper) DOT Report Finds Seniors Disproportionately at Risk From Drivers Turning Left (News) Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Roberts Nukheimra, 29, on […]

Today’s Headlines

De Blasio Administration Settles With TWU Over Right-of-Way Lawsuit (AMNY, News, NY1, Post) Tom Ryan, UPS Worker Struck by Hylan Blvd Driver in April, Dies of Injuries; No Charges (Advance) Times Square Isn’t the First Time the Mayor Has Disappointed Livable Streets Advocates (Politico) Gelinas: Even Thinking of Ripping Up Times Square Shows a Stunning Lack of Imagination (Post) Video: […]

Today’s Headlines

Bath Beach SUV Driver Going in Reverse Kills Galina Shibayeva, 76 (News) De Blasio Visits Staten Island to Promote Increase in Street Repaving Budget (DNA, WCBS) …And Gets an Earful From a Man Who Likes Speeding (NYT, WSJ, News, Capital, Advance, AP) WCBS Spends Time With NYPD to Learn About Laser Speed Enforcement Second Avenue Subway Is […]