Today’s Headlines

  • Will James Vacca Ever Tire of Bashing the Only City Agency Acting to Make Streets Safer? (Post)
  • TSTC: Many More Are Killed On the Streets Than On the Tracks, So Where’s the Outrage?
  • Anti-DOT Presser Coverage Omits Illegal NYPD Protocols and Stalled Reforms (TransNatPostCBS)
  • Cab Driver Slams Into Elderly Woman in East Village (DNA); News: It’s OK, Cabbie Had the Light
  • Motorist Pleads Guilty to DWI Killing of Worker on Grand Central Parkway; Sentence TBD (DNA)
  • Ten Blocks of Broadway Will Go Car-Free for Super Bowl XLVIII (CapNY, Bloomberg)
  • Major League Soccer Refuses to Consider Citi Field as Alternative to Park Stadium (CapNY)
  • Riders Alliance Campaign for More G Train Service Gets Some Press (DNA)
  • Handful of NIMBYs Show Up to Complain About Metro-North Service Increase (NYT)
  • Traffic Lights Sprout in Ditmas Park (DP Corner)
  • Turns Out There Are Some Places NYPD Can’t Park With Impunity (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Guest

    Too bad that was a patrol car on active duty.  It looks like they were actually on the scene trying to help, and a confluence of fast-moving events and perhaps a little inexperience resulted in the vehicle being in the wrong spot at the wrong time.

    I would have been much happier if it had been an SUV of one of those corrupt, moron cops who use their placard to park in front of the fire hydrant of their own building when they go home at night. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m confused about your second hed, “TSTC to Vacca: There Are More Monthly Deaths on the Streets Than Annual Deaths on the Tracks.” First off, TSTC didn’t say that. Second, it ain’t quite true. The ratio of traffic-crash deaths to subway-track deaths is around 6-to-1 (around 300 to around 50), not 12-to-1.

    The underlying point that motor v’s cause far more deaths and general mayhem than subway operation is clear enough, esp’ly since suicides make up a much higher fraction of track deaths than of traffic deaths. Still, let’s keep the numbers straight?

  • Brad Aaron

    Right, Charlie, as always.

    Fixed.

  • Brad Aaron

    Right, Charlie, as always.

    Fixed.

  • Anonymous

    @bradaaron:disqus Thanks Brad. I have my own clunkers, of course — we all do!