Weinshall Watch: Ribbon-Cutting on Staten Island

weinshall.jpgFrom the AP Daybook: Today at 2 pm, Transportation Commissioner iris Weinshall joins Staten Island officials at a ribbon-cutting for a new Park-and-Ride facility; Lindenwood Road and Lindenwood Place, Staten Island.

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Commissioner Iris Weinshall is leaving New York City’s Department of Transportation for a job as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management at the City University of New York. The Department of Transportation press office says that Weinshall will stay on for another ten weeks. Her last day on the job will be Friday, […]

The NBBL Files: PPW Foes Pursued Connections to Reverse Public Process

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Editor’s note: With yesterday’s appellate ruling prolonging the Prospect Park West case, Streetsblog is running a refresher on the how the well-connected gang of bike lane opponents waged their assault against a popular and effective street safety project. This is the fifth installment from the six-part NBBL Files. This piece originally ran on November 10, 2011. This is […]

Breaking: DOT Commissioner Weinshall Gets a New Job

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It looks like Streetsblog’s Weinshall Watch may be over. City University of New York just announced that New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall has been appointed as Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management. There has been no resignation announcement from the Department of Transportation. And there is no word as […]

Select Bus Service Launches This Sunday on Staten Island

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Select Bus Service begins on Hylan Boulevard this Sunday, aiming to speed bus rides by 15 minutes between Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and the Staten Island Mall, cutting trip times by 20 percent on Staten Island’s second-busiest bus corridor. Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota marked the occasion at a press […]

State DOT Pulls Transit Bait-and-Switch on Staten Island

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Photo: SI Advance via MTR. One of the more common excuses we’ve been hearing from local pols during the current MTA crisis is that "service never improves," so why bother to fund transit? Set aside, for the moment, the fact that subways and buses are moving way more New Yorkers than they did just a […]