Today’s Headlines

  • TZB Construction to Start Within Months, With Old Span Removed by 2018 (NewsdayWCBS)
  • Buffalo News: Tappan Zee “Cannot Be Allowed to Suck Up Dollars Allocated to This Area”
  • Does Ray Kelly’s Fact-Filled Weekly Briefing Book Include Data on Traffic Violence? (NYT)
  • Driver Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run Death of S.I. Pedestrian Clara Almazo, Faces Up to 3 Years (NY1)
  • Owner of Trucking Company Whose Driver Ran Over Jessica Dworkin: Not Our Fault (Post)
  • More From Council Transpo Committee Hearing on Subway Deaths (CapNY, Gothamist)
  • TWU Uses Platform Deaths as Distraction (Post); What’s Behind the Scare Campaign? (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Industry Lawsuit Seeks to Derail Taxi of Tomorrow Rollout (NYT)
  • Storm Strands Drivers, With 27 Miles of LIE Closed for Snow Removal (AP, Post, News)
  • Cuomo: “When You Close the Roads, What You’re Saying Is People Can’t Get Home” (NYT)
  • Democratic Mayoral Candidate Sal Albanese Wants City Control of Subway (Bklyn Daily)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • So, Governor, it’s different when you pre-emptively shut down regional transit and local rapid transit systems in the face of 1 foot of snow, because no one uses those to do anything important. Unlike cars.

    (I feel like any opportunity I’d have to address him on this matter directly would result in a very impolite argument)

  • Anonymous

    Vacca’s quick action on subway deaths makes me wonder: does anyone know how many motor vehicles hit NYC’s streets each year?  Where can I find that data or a good estimate?  I’d like to compare it and the road death rate to the subway ridership and track death rate.  See more precisely just how good or bad Vacca’s priorities are.

  • Anonymous

    Vacca’s quick action on subway deaths makes me wonder: does anyone know how many motor vehicles hit NYC’s streets each year?  Where can I find that data or a good estimate?  I’d like to compare it and the road death rate to the subway ridership and track death rate.  See more precisely just how good or bad Vacca’s priorities are.

  • Anonymous

    Vacca’s quick action on subway deaths makes me wonder: does anyone know how many motor vehicles hit NYC’s streets each year?  Where can I find that data or a good estimate?  I’d like to compare it and the road death rate to the subway ridership and track death rate.  See more precisely just how good or bad Vacca’s priorities are.

  • Bolwerk

     The Tappan Zee is an obnoxious waste and squandered opportunity. The only hope of any good coming out of it at this point is if the old span gets preserved as a rail ROW, which Pataki Jr. seems to be trying to preempt.

  • Anonymous

    Re: Taxi of Tomorrow:

    This whole thing smelled fishy.   No ADA compliance.  Wide body vehicle.  Not fuel efficient.  it’s insulting really. 

    When you put forth a mega fleet proposal, you get to make a lot of demands.  This is a 10,000+ order, so, there’s no reason why we cannot get an ADA compliant hybrid.  Every London Cab is ADA compliant.