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Eyes on the Street: Protection for Cyclists on Bruckner Boulevard

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DOT crews were out on Bruckner Boulevard yesterday putting in Jersey barriers to protect a new two-way bike lane. The bikeway will run for half a mile between Hunts Point Avenue and Longwood Avenue, the first phase in what should eventually be a link between the Bronx River Greenway and Randall’s Island. For the time being, it will terminate […]

Would Dems’ Pledge for “Change” Bring Transportation Reform?

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Hillary Clinton ad now airing in Southern California  This is part two of a two-part series on where candidates for president stand on transportation issues, authored by Streetsblog Los Angeles correspondent Damien Newton. Damien currently runs the blog Street Heat, which is soon to become Streetsblog L.A., our first foray into foreign territory. Damien was […]

As Service Cuts Kick In, MTA Deficit Keeps Growing

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Reports of the death of the M and R train in 2009 were greatly exaggerated, but tomorrow’s aren’t. Image: J Bary via Flickr. MTA service cuts are here. With reductions taking effect on Sunday, tomorrow marks the last day of operation for weekday-only services like the V and W trains, and many express buses. And […]

Two “New Yorkers” Debated in Brooklyn and Transit Barely Got a Mention

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Remember that time two Democratic presidential candidates had a nationally-televised debate in New York City and barely said anything about transit? This week Bernie Sanders was endorsed by the Transport Workers Union and the Amalgamated Transit Union. Hillary Clinton, speaking in Manhattan, called transportation — referring to transit specifically — a “civil rights issue.” So you’d […]