Wednesday’s Headlines: Yes, We’re Working Today Edition

SB Donation NYC header 2To be honest, almost no one is working today, but we did want to give you more Streetsie Award winners (see above), plus give you the day’s news (below).

Oh, and we also wanted to remind you that our December donation drive is coming to a close, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. You know how you tip your doorman or your super at the end of the year? It’s kinda like that — only we fight for safe streets and livable communities, not help you with packages or send up the heat.

Now the news:

  • In case you missed it, our friends at TransitCenter followed our lead and did their own transportation-themed Christmas carols.
  • The MTA lost track of a bus for eight hours on Sunday. (NY Post)
  • Meet a guy who tweets subway information faster than the MTA! (NYDN)
  • Now the state wants a judge to delay a hearing on the taxi congestion fee, which remains suspended pending a court ruling. (NY Post)
  • Streetsblog has been vocal in its support of New York’s hard-working delivery workers. But no one should bike drunk, as this guy allegedly did. (NY Post)
  • And, finally, in some personal news. (Gothamist)
  • Larry Littlefield

    I don’t like this talk of an MTA breakup arranged by the state legislature, the worse group of people outside a prison (those still outside), Governor Cuomo, seeking revenge on the people of NYC, and our dilettante Mayor, seeking symbolic wins as he runs for his next job.
    The people of NYC were screwed and cheated on the way into the MTA. I would expect the same for the way out. With the toll surplus on what had been the city’s TBTA before the MTA was formed and all those “dedicated” taxes remaining with the state, for use outside it, while we pay and get nothing. And, perhaps, a pension increase for the TWU and a pay increase for the state legislature as part of the deal.
    No limits, no shame.