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‘Buy, Bully, Bamboozle’: Report Alleges App Companies Threaten Democracy

App delivery companies seek to block worker-led improvements by spending big money on political influence, leveraging their data, and even co-opting progressive language, argues a new report that lands days before a national one-day strike by app-workers. 

Justice Dept., Citing Streetsblog, Threatens to Sue NYPD Over Cops’ Sidewalk Parking

The city is now facing a major civil rights suit from the Biden Administration if it doesn't eliminate illegal parking by cops and other city workers.

LETTER FROM SWEDEN: Congestion Pricing Will Make New York a World-Class City

The choice is ours, New York: We can live in a nice, calm, pleasant and economically vibrant European-styled civilization, or we can continue to drive ourselves straight to ruin.

Data: NYPD Enforcement, Now in Decline, Was Once a Key to Vision Zero Success

And the decrease in effectiveness of Vision Zero due to the NYPD fell hardest on low income people of color, a new report shows.

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Letter from Sweden: Congestion Pricing is Going to Be Great … With a Few Bumps

Swedes, even drivers, were stunned to hear that a majority of New York-area residents oppose congestion pricing.

Thursday’s Headlines: Will Albany Green Light More Red Light Cameras

Ydanis Rodrgiuez lobbies Albany to reauthorize and expand the city's tiny speed camera program. Plus more news.

The Definition of Great BRT Is Changing Fast — And Most of the U.S. Isn’t Measuring Up

A top international transportation organization is setting the record straight about what BRT is – and what it should aspire to be in 2024.

Talking Headways Podcast: Highway Fighting in Texas

Jeff Wood talks to Megan Kimble about an amazing footnote to the creation of the Interstate Highway system.

New York Pols Back Gounardes’s Bill to Cut Driving by 20%

From Buffalo to Brooklyn, lawmakers want less driving.

Investigations

Car Crashes by City Workers Cost Taxpayers $180M in Payouts Last Year: Report

A record number of victims of crashes involving city employees in city-owned cars filed claims in fiscal year 2023 — and settlements with victims have jumped 23 percent, a new report shows.

GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates

Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.

‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show

As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.

Wednesday’s Headlines: A Little Biking Music Edition

Seeing Neil Young last night reminded us that he sings too much about cars. Plus other news.

DOT Proposes Protected Bike Lane To Fill Crucial Gap In Queens

The westernmost segment of Queens Boulevard will finally get protected bike lanes, Department of Transportation officials said.

Tuesday’s Headlines: The Phantom Menace Edition

The car-loving New York Times does it again. Plus other news.

The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions?

Certain government vehicles will be exempt from paying the congestion pricing toll, but which ones? And how? Let the Explainer explain it all to you.

City Plan for Maritime Freight is Too Slow: Experts

Six maritime freight piers are a start, but will barely make a dent in the trucking network.

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Congestion Pricing

Wednesday’s Headlines: Trump Posts About Congestion Pricing Edition

Donald Trump comments on congestion pricing — no surprise, he's against it. Plus more news.

Stockholm Leader’s Message to NYC: ‘Congestion Pricing Just Works’

"In Stockholm, people really thought that congestion pricing would be the end of the world, the city will come to a standstill, no one would be able to get to work anymore and all the theaters and shops would just go bankrupt. None of that happened."

Adams Offers Bare Minimum to Seize Congestion Pricing’s ‘Space Dividend’ Opportunity

The mayor's list of projects supposedly meant to harness congestion pricing's expected reduction in traffic is mostly old news, according to critics.

OPINION: Congestion Pricing Will Help My Family Get Around As We Navigate Cancer Treatment

My partner was recently diagnosed with cancer. Congestion pricing will make getting her to treatment faster and easier.