Today’s Headlines

  • De Blasio Makes the Case for His Housing Plan, Skips the Part About Parking Reform (Politico)
  • Queens CB 3 — A Rare Community Board to Vote for the Housing Plan (QChron)
  • “Sick Passenger” Subway Delays Are Up a Lot Since 2012 (NYT)
  • Cuomo Vetoes Bill Allowing Two Free Transfers Per NYC Transit Fare (Post)
  • Proposed LaGuardia Transit Fix: Make the Shuttle Bus Free (News)
  • More Coverage of CB 8’s Request for Crosstown Bike Lanes on the Upper East Side (DNA)
  • Police Issuing About 18 Speeding Tix a Day on Staten Island — That’s Actually an Increase (Advance)
  • 2 Years and Counting Since People Could Use the Sidewalk By This Stalled Building Site (Bklyn Paper)
  • Here’s a Cop Who Doesn’t Care If You Ride a Hoverboard (DNA)
  • If Just One More Driver Honks, the Traffic Will Flow Like Water (Gothamist)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • HamTech87

    RE: two fare transfer story in the Post. Cuomo’s outer boro double-standard was just made clear: drivers are important, transit riders not so much.

  • bolwerk

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Andrew Cuomo make a constructive transit proposal. This is a man who is not afraid to light mountains of money on fire for cars and airports in exchange for virtually no discernible positive return.

  • bolwerk

    Well, there was the M to Essex on weekends, but somehow I don’t think it was his idea.

  • Matthias

    The article on sick passenger delays left a lot to be desired. I suspect that crowding is causing more people to fall ill, especially on hot trains in cold weather, but they focus on the emotional/human interest angle.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    First weekend in a month that drivers didn’t kill a bunch of New Yorkers

  • Andrew

    MetroCards now allow one free transfer between a subway and a bus or between two buses during a two-hour period.

    As part of their commute, most of these riders have to take two buses before reaching the subway and are paying two fares, said the bill’s sponsors, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn).

    What are they smoking? Virtually nobody has to take two buses before reaching the subway. Outside of Staten Island, don’t all bus lines connect to at least one subway line somewhere along the route?

    Dinowitz started this rant in 2010, when the Bx20 was cut to rush hours only. At other times of day, former Bx20 riders in the southern section of Riverdale who needed the A train, he claimed, would have to transfer from the Bx10 to the Bx7 to reach the A, for two fares. Which might have been a reasonable argument if the 1 train didn’t already connect the Bx10 to the A, with free transfers at both 168th Street and at 59th Street.

    I see he’s still on it.

    Cuomo hung his veto on opposition from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which claimed it would cost a bundle to provide the extra free transfer for up to 50,000 riders.

    In other words, it’s an unfunded mandate. I’m no Cuomo fan, but he’s right this time around. Who did Dinowitz and Golden expect to pay for it this?

    By the way, the overwhelming majority of those 50,000 would be people making multiple separate trips who would find (if they even noticed) that no fare was deducted on the third swipe.