Wednesday’s Headlines: Weekend Reading Edition
Today at 6 a.m., the MTA will release the environmental assessment for congestion pricing — and it’s filled with everything you want: toll scenarios, pollution projections, traffic modeling and, most important, billions of dollars just sitting there for the taking (from drivers).
You can start reading the document here, which will take three days, or you can give yourself a few hours and start reading the coverage:
- Streetsblog did a breakdown of the scenarios in its inimitable cheeky way.
- The City played it straight.
- The Post also played it more or less down the middle (hat tip Nolan Hicks)
- Gothamist went big with the numbers, which was a good approach (hat tip Stephen Nessen)
- The Staten Island Advance focused only on the Rock.
- The Times and the News did not cover it.
So until then, here’s the best of the bunch from a slow news day:
- A Bronx man injured three kids when he threw his car into reverse and drove into a salon. (NY Post, amNY)
- It was nice to see a media outlet besides us talking about how difficult it is to be a delivery worker in this town. (Hell Gate)
- Politico did a full magazine piece on new Brooklyn Council Member Chi Osse.
- Bike riding Boston pitcher Chris Sale fell and injured himself (and we can’t even blame a driver). (NBC Sports)
- In case you miss former MTA CEO Robert Kiley, Larry Penner penned a tribute. (Mass Transit)
- There was very little coverage of the Riders Alliance rally at Flatbush and Ocean avenues yesterday to demand better bus service — and which featured Mayor Adams dropping by to offer support (but, alas, no new proposals beyond his prior commitments). The Brooklyn Paper covered and we tweeted from the scene:
— Streetsblog New York (@StreetsblogNYC) August 9, 2022