Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo Never Met in Person With Walder, Hasn’t Paid Any Attention to MTA (NYT)
  • Two USDOT Officials, Karen Rae and Polly Trottenberg, Mentioned for MTA Job (Crain’s)
  • NYT: Cuomo Must Pick Transit Professional, City, State and Drivers All Must Chip in for Capital Plan
  • Post: Labor Negotiations Should Be Top Priority For Next MTA Chief
  • Bloomberg Not Leaping to Up City Contribution to MTA Capital Plan, as MTA Budgeted (Transpo Nation)
  • Workers Start Late and End Early on Subway Diversions, Say Comptrollers (NewsNYT)
  • 13-Year-Old Dies Saving Other Kids From Crashing Range Rover (News, Post)
  • Van Driver Hits and Kills Elmhurst 2-Year-Old Who Ran Into Street For Candy (NewsPost)
  • News: “The Scariest Part of the Lower East Side Is Trying to Cross The Street”
  • Seems Like NYT Mag’s Russell Shorto Hasn’t Seen an NYC Bike Lane Aside From the Central Park Loop
  • Riding Transit, Mets’ Dickey Gets Pitching Advice, Book Recommendations (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    Those publications are living in a fantasy world.  What they want at the MTA is a careerist ready to play ball.  I already posted the qualifications here:

    http://www.r8ny.com/blog/larry_littlefield/job_posting.html

  • vnm

    Noah’s right that Russell Shorto has a line in his essay giving short shrift to those of us who use bike lanes for errands and commuting. But otherwise his essay comparing transpo policy in Amsterdam and the U.S. is fantastic — a breath of fresh thinking in the MSM. It’s nothing we don’t know around here, but I hope a lot of Times readers saw it. FYI, his book on the history of Dutch Manhattan in the 1600s, and its personalities and intrigue, is a really fast read.

  • Jason Amey

    RA Dickey also rides his bicycle to spring training in Port St. Lucie.  

    The best Met.