This Week: Vote!

The margins are razor-thin in several New York Congressional races, in elections that will determine control of the State Senate, and in the contests for attorney general and comptroller. The federal transportation bill, the MTA’s payroll mobility tax, and future MTA funding all stand to be affected by the results, making tomorrow a critical election for transit. Be sure to get out and vote and, if you have the option, vote transit.

Here’s the rest of what’s on tap this week:

  • Tonight: DOT has been studying how to speed buses over the congested Queensboro Bridge and tonight it presents its recommendations to Manhattan CB 6’s transportation committee. 7:00 p.m.  UPDATE: Tonight and Wednesday’s Queensboro Bridge presentations have been postponed until December.
  • Tomorrow: Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Find your polling place here.
  • Wednesday: The Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability finishes its tour of “Community Conversations” in West Queens. Let the Mayor’s Office know what needs to be included in PlaNYC 2.0. 6:00 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: DOT presents its Queensboro Bridge bus recommendations to Manhattan CB 8’s transportation committee. 6:30 p.m.
  • And one more thing on Wednesday: We have yet to add this to the calendar, but we heard through the grapevine that opponents of the new Columbus Avenue bike lane are expected to testify at tonight’s Manhattan Community Board 7 meeting. If you want to see safer bikeways and pedestrian refuges extend to other avenues, come out and speak up in favor of the redesigned street. 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1000 Tenth Avenue.
  • Thursday: Former Bronx Borough President, current HUD official, and rumored 2013 mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrión discusses how to break down the silos between housing and transportation policy with NYU’s Rudin Center. 8:30 a.m.
  • Also Thursday: The City Council’s Transportation Committee takes up four bills related to reporting requirements on bike/ped safety stats and street redesign traffic analyses. 10:00 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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