Today’s Headlines

  • EDC to Replace Yankee Stadium Lots With Housing, Retail — And Garages Will Still Be Bankrupt (News)
  • Four Months Late, NYPD Releases Crash Data, Showing 4,813 Traffic Injuries in August (WSJ)
  • US Attorney: City Taxi System Violates Americans With Disabilities Act (NYTWSJ)
  • For Championing MTA Payroll Tax Repeal, Lee Zeldin Earns 2011 “Oil Slick” Award (CapTon)
  • Most MTA Elevators and Escalators Work, But Those Broken Rarely Get Fixed (NYT)
  • Potential MTA Chief Joe Lhota Has the Support of Staten Island Republicans (Advance)
  • De Blasio: Uncompetitive Bidding Lets School Bus Operators Take NYC For a Ride (News)
  • MTA Hopes to Sell Bronx Property to Big Box Developer (News)
  • Columbia Students Try to Improve Taxi Dispatching at JFK (WSJ)
  • Here’s One We Haven’t Heard Before: Bikes Are Too Noisy (WPIX)

More Headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Ben, August 2011 ended 44 days ago. How could data pertaining to that month be four months late? Does PD have a Precognition Division?

  • J

    @jrab:disqus I believe they were supposed to begin releasing data 4 months ago, and they’re only now releasing data, and only beginning with August. Ben, does that sound right?

  • The NYPD should have started releasing crash data four months ago. The first month of data they released was for August. From the linked WSJ article:

    Nearly four months after a deadline set by city law, the New York
    Police Department has begun to release the first public list of every
    traffic accident in the city—a comprehensive corner-by-corner snapshot
    of everything from minor fender-benders to fatal collisions.

    The City Council earlier this year passed a law, over the objections of
    the NYPD, requiring the department to publish the data on its website,
    just like it does with precinct-by-precinct crime statistics. The NYPD
    posted statistics for August on its website Tuesday night.

    The headline has been reworded to lessen any confusion.

  • kevd

    Since taxi’s must be replaced every 3 years, and many cities have taxi fleets are are 100% wheelchair accessible, I don’t see how the TLC hasn’t been found to be in violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act a very long time ago.

  • kevd

    Since taxi’s must be replaced every 3 years, and many cities have taxi fleets are are 100% wheelchair accessible, I don’t see how the TLC hasn’t been found to be in violation of the American’s with Disabilities Act a very long time ago.

  • The headline has been reworded to lessen any confusion totally.

  • Does anyone have a link to the NYPD data they can post here?

  • Anonymous