Today’s Headlines

  • Government Should Help Cushion Transit Fare Increase (NYT)
  • State Lawmakers Would Support Rail If They Used It (NYT)
  • Senate Approves $325 Million for Second Ave, LIRR Projects (Gothamist)
  • MTA to Develop ‘Green Master Plan’ (AMNY, Daily News)
  • National Park(ing) Day Is This Week (Streetsblog)
  • ‘Smart Car’ Coming to US (Gothamist)
  • Calls for Change After Carriage Horse Dies (NYT, AMNY, Daily News)
  • Arrest in Canal Street Hit-and-Run (Gothamist)
  • Denied School Bus, Parents Start Carpool (Daily News)
  • San Fran Buses Could Target Bus Lane Blockers (Examiner)
  • steve

    Many thanks to Brad and the other S’blog staff responsible for getting us “Today’s Headlines” before 9:00 each day. It’s great to be able to to read before work. Don’t think we don’t notice!

    Park(ing) Day–glad to see the list of approximate locations. We won’t be putting up a site but we do hope to ride around to visit the sites of others and spend some time at each, which should be just as fun!

  • ddartley

    bus lane cameras ON buses: probably psychologically more appealing to the public and policy makers than cameras just hanging around on street fixtures. CP planners and advocates-take note?

  • Dave H.

    One horse dies and the incident and calls for reform are granted considerable coverage in many outlets.

    A pedestrian dies and what happens?

  • bill

    Article in today’s Bergen Record about suburban towns trying to reinvent their downtowns:
    http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1OSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzE5NjQxNCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTI=

  • Chris H

    Re: Bergen Record article,

    Now if you want to see some sprawl, take a trip to Wayne.

  • ME

    I’d also like to thank Streetsblog for bringing us these clips.

    Here’s another interesting one: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/nyregion/17giving.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin
    Bloomberg is giving the WHO $9M to work on global traffic safety.

  • steve

    Addtional Story:

    “The World Health Organization said yesterday that the mayor was giving $9 million to global traffic safety programs.

    That gift will go to design and put in place demonstration projects in Mexico and Vietnam to help decrease death, injury and disabilities resulting from crashes, which kill nearly 1.2 million people and injure as many as 50 million more each year, and which are the leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds around the world, according to the group. The problem is particularly acute in low- and middle-income countries and is an area of public health that has not received sufficient funding in the past, the group said.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/nyregion/17giving.html?ref=nyregion&pagewanted=print