Smart Growth Bill Passes State Assembly, Senate Vote Expected

The State Assembly passed Sam Hoyt’s smart growth bill today by a vote of 95-2, one day after the bill sailed through three key committees. The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation tomorrow, setting up the possibility of a rare Albany victory for sustainable planning.

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Albany Committees Wisely Advance Smart Growth Bill

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The bus cam bill isn’t the only piece of progressive transportation and planning legislation having a good day in Albany. Sam Hoyt’s smart growth legislation passed through three important committees today and could pass the full legislature as soon as Thursday, according to Peter Fleischer of Empire State Future, the smart growth advocacy organization.  In […]

Albany Update: Hayley and Diego’s Law Has Momentum

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The Albany legislative session is scheduled to end two weeks from today, and time is running out for state legislators to make streets safer, buses faster, and cities more sustainable. Earlier today we discussed the prospects of bus lane camera enforcement. Here’s a survey of the other top legislative priorities for supporters of livable streets. […]

Transit Lockbox Passes Senate Unanimously, Needs Final Push In Assembly

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This afternoon, the transit lockbox bill passed the State Senate, where it was sponsored by Brooklyn Republican Marty Golden, and according to the Senate’s twitter feed, the vote was unanimous. The legislation, which would bar the governor from raiding transit funds while raising the political cost of legislative raids through a series of disclosure requirements, […]