Today’s Headlines

  • It’s de Blasio vs. Everybody on Fair Fares (NYT)
  • Kabak: What Will Byford Do to Speed Up Subway Trains? (2AS)
  • Crain’s Calls BS on Simcha Felder’s Cameras for Cops Ploy
  • Park Slope Is Waiting for DOT’s Ninth Street Plan (AMNY)
  • How Many More School Playgrounds Are Vulnerable to Vehicle Attacks? (Post)
  • Thumbs Up From the Bx Times for Improved Madison Avenue Bridge Approach
  • Daily News Op-Ed Calls on Cuomo to Open Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
  • SI Driver Arrested for Hitting 2 People, Fleeing After Trying to Park on Sidewalk (Advance)
  • Heckuva Job, New York State DMV (Advance)
  • It Is What It Is (Politico, NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Bkbusriders

    NYPost story: “Only a good guy with a car can stop a bad guy with a car”

  • Fool

    I do understand the Mayor’s resistance to fair fares. It fundamentally ends up being another subsidy to the MTA. Subsidize service for the poorest and you are removing political pressure against fares increases and actually shift political pressure towards the city for increased subsidy when the MTA increase fares. It basically ends up giving the state a bigger shovel for feeding the money fire with.

  • ddartley

    We can try to circumvent Felder on School Zone Speed Safety Cameras. (This isn’t an exact re-post of my comment from the other day.)

    Don’t just ask YOUR State Senators and Assembly members to support school zone speed safety cameras, but if you have friends upstate and on Long Island, ask them to contact their Albany reps too and say “you better help protect my loved ones in NYC!” Voices from outside NYC are especially important. Also ask Senate majority leader John Flanagan, who represents parts of Long Island including Smithtown, Northport, East Northport, Stony Brook, and other areas. His Albany office number is 518-455-2071.

    Also very important are the following State Senators, because they’re members of the Cities committee, where the Senate version of the bill currently is. Please call them (and think about whether you know people in their districts (some far-afield)) who can call. Ask them to push for Senate Bill 6046 to move out of committee for a floor vote–and to vote for it.

    Sen. Fred Akshar: 518-455-2677 & 607-773-8771
    Binghamton and the Southern Tier; East Branch, McDonough, Norwich, Waverly, Spencer, Willeysville, Richford, Smithville (and Flats, Center), Deposit, etc.

    Sen. Chris Jacobs: 518-455-3240 & 716-854-8705
    Grand Island, part of Buffalo, Lake Erie Beach, and more.

    Sen. Rich Funke: 518-455-2215 & 585-223-1800
    East Rochester, parts of Rochester, Irondequoit, Canadice, Penfield, the Bristols.

    Queens Sen. Tony Avella: 518-455-2210
    Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Little Neck, Auburndale, Glen Oaks, Fresh Meadows, Bellerose Manor and parts of Flushing.

    Brooklyn Sen. Roxanne Persaud: 518-455-2788
    Canarise, East New York, Bergen Beach, parts of Brownsville and Sheepshead Bay.

    Brooklyn Sen. Felder: 518-426-6931
    Borough Park, West Midwood, parts of East Midwood, Kensington, Mapleton.

  • Vooch

    Now that’s the problem in the nutshell

  • Vooch
  • AMH

    That makes sense, actually. It keeps pressure on Cuomo, but screws the riders De Blasio claims to care about. If he actually gave a crap, he would tell the NYPD to lay off of them and tell Cuomo to give them a break.