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:

    http://www.allaboutjapantrains.com/uploads/1/3/0/8/13086271/4404788_orig.jpg

  • bolwerk

    Haha, it might.