Today’s Headlines

  • Cabbies Push Back on TLC Rules to Cut Down on Fatigued Driving (NYT, NewsAMNY, Post)
  • Residents Tell DOT: More Space for Walking in Downtown Jamaica, Please (TL)
  • Huge New Airport Parking Garage Not Welcome in East Elmhurst (QChron)
  • Cuomo Releases Plan to Improve Pedestrian Safety Outside NYC (MTR)
  • Sounds Like Carlos Menchaca Opposes BQX Streetcar (Bklyn Paper)
  • Daily News Pats Itself on the Back for Times Square “Activity Zones”
  • Driver Who Caused 10-Car Pileup in Staten Island Sunday Has Died (AdvanceNews)
  • DOT Won’t Replace Union Street Bridge Until After EPA Cleans Up Gowanus Superfund Site (DNA)
  • Uber App Will Be More Transparent About Fares (Post)
  • What’s Taking So Long to Get a Speed Hump on 98th Street in Woodhaven? (QChron)

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  • Flakker

    The trolley is stupid but so is Menchca’s reasoning. We’re talking about the guy who prevented a tugboat company from being able to pay the city to tie up their boats in his district when not in use, because the “community” wasn’t somehow getting a bonus handout out of this totally normal, minor proposal from which nothing was required of it. He is exhibit A for preventing city council members from being able to block things in their districts.

  • ahwr

    Were the tugboats going to spend a lot of time idling dirty diesel engines while tied up?

  • Flakker

    I would assume based on my experience that they would run a service generator but not idling main engines, no. In any case that was not his objection.