Streetsblog recently spoke to Dinowitz to find out what his constituents are telling him about transit service, how he plans to use his oversight role in the Assembly, and what he thinks must be done to turn around bus and subway service.
The State Senate bill to expand New York City’s speed camera program did not pass in part because of opposition from Brooklyn rep Simcha Felder, according to a Senate source familiar with the negotiations.
A small group of senators reportedly obstructed a vote on a bill that would have expanded New York City's speed camera program, effectively guaranteeing more New Yorkers will be injured and killed by speeding motorists.
Tomorrow the State Senate can make up for its inaction during the regular 2017 legislative session and vote to expand New York City's automated enforcement program, but it won't happen without public pressure.
Back in February we asked safe streets and transit advocates what they wanted to see state legislators get done in 2017. The session has now come and gone, and lawmakers have delivered on none of those initiatives. Here's our recap of Albany's 2017 so far. Read it and weep.