Today’s Headlines

  • Silver Introduces Pricing Bill in Assembly; Quinn Optimistic About Council (News)
  • Speaker’s Full Support May Hinge on Fate of Millionaire’s Tax (NYT)
  • Growth of Atlanta, Phoenix, and Houston Is Slowing (NYT)
  • MTA Approves $1B Deal With Tishman Speyer For Hudson Yards (Post, AP, NY1)
  • More on Quinn’s Statement About MTA and Pricing (Daily Politics)
  • Tony Avella Says DOT ‘Jumping the Gun‘ on Pricing (Politicker, Daily Politics)
  • Commuters Call for Metro-North to Ease Restrictions on Bikes (E)
  • Brooklyn Heights Garage Plan Rears Its Head Again (Bklyn Eagle via Brownstoner)
  • How You Can Take Care of Newly-Planted Street Trees (Hawthorne St.)
  • Bay Area Companies Offer Incentives to Bike and Reduce Carbon Footprint (ABC)
  • momos

    I’m not a good kremlinologist. Is Silver’s introduction of the CP bill in the Assembly an indication of support for it, or is it a routine administrative move without political significance?

  • double edge sword

    In a way, it’s bad because no ordinary member wants to own it, but then again it’s good because it means it will actually get introduced.

    After a few meetings with politicians about this lately, my conclusion is that no one wants to own the plan in its entirety, but many, many are chomping at the bit for a piece of the proceeds. People will not go back to their constituents with “I’m for charging drivers” but rather “My vote was for [insert pet transit project in district]”

  • Hilary

    The leverage is held by the Port Authority. They have to come up with an offset formula that satisfies NY-ers that NJ motorists will be equitably deterred from driving into Manhattan. The current formula doesn’t cut it.

  • Dave H.

    Cyclists hit a brick wall trying to convince Metro-North’s chief to allow more bikes on trains, but they’re pressing on

    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2008/03/bikes_on_trains_2.php