Dynamic! MTA Could Hike Congestion Pricing Toll 25% on Gridlock Alert Days
The MTA said it had that power, and modeled it in its environmental assessment (see footnote 2 below), but no one ever reported it, until Wednesday.
Council Repeals Decade-Old Law that Stalled Bike Lane Installation
The City Council repealed a notorious. out-dated law that imposed lengthy delays on the city before it could break ground on new bike lanes.
Judge Orders Trial for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Turned Down ‘Reasonable’ Sentencing Offer
Judge Brendan Lantry turns down driver's request for mere probation for killing a delivery worker in 2022. The trial will start in January.
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Adams Says He’ll Ban Parking Near 1,000 Intersections Every Year To Make Corners Safer
The city will daylight 1,000 intersections a year. A Brooklyn corner where a boy was killed in a crash is still waiting for the safety upgrades.
City Hall Functionary is Quietly Interfering with Critical Street Safety Initiatives: Sources
"He only was going to raise the concerns that you’re going to hear from car drivers," one official said. "He’s never been on the pro-pedestrianization, pro-bike-lane side.”
A ‘Giving Tuesday’ Streetsblog Primer
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Tuesday’s Headlines: Gridlock Alert — And Gridlock Abort — Day Edition
A "Gridlock Alert" day is a perfect day for supporters of congestion pricing to rally in Union Square! Plus other news.
‘Crazy Nonsense’: City Now Allows (Cough) Plateless Vehicles to (Cough) Break Idling Law
City environmental protection officials are now refusing to punish owners of commercial vehicles for idling if the trucks don't have license plates — a move that has enraged citizen enforcers.
The Explainer: What’s Next for Congestion Pricing?
Let's run through the major issues still looming over New York City's first-in-the-nation congestion toll.
Monday’s Headlines: Congestion Ahead Edition
Good news: We're not going to start our week with our typical ascent on our long-legged steed to criticize the Times for its flawed, car-centric coverage. Plus other news.
Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is the Perfect Killing Machine
The Cybertruck represents a lot of what's wrong with the U.S. transportation system — even as it purports to address those problems.
Three NYC Asphalt Trucks Exploded Last Spring, Raising Safety, Environmental Concerns: Records
The explosions raise questions about the city's decision to use a paving material that other cities have phased out because of safety and environmental risks, an official said.
GHOST TAGS: Inside NYC’s Black Market for Temporary License Plates
Read all three parts of Jesse Coburn's award-winning investigation.
‘A Very Dangerous Job’: Dozens of NYC School Crossing Guards Injured by Drivers Since 2012, Records Show
As thousands of guards returned to street corners across the city last week for the reopening of public schools, records obtained by Streetsblog reveal the dangers that guards face on the job.
Cycle of Rage: Mayor is Failing the Leadership Test on Congestion Pricing
Purely for political and self-serving purposes, Mayor Adams is attacking congestion pricing — and, in doing so, is undermining the implementation of a program that he has long claimed to be a "strong" supporter of.
New York City is Down One MTA Board Member as Mayor Fights Congestion Pricing Fee
Sherif Soliman, who was appointed to the board only last year, quietly resigned on Sept. 22, and the mayor won't get a new person on the panel until next year.
DOT’s New Emissions Rule is a Big Deal, Even if It Doesn’t Punish States for Polluting
No states will face penalties for building needless toxic road projects — but they also won't be able to hide those impacts from the public.
Cops Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 3-Year-Old in Queens
The merciless motorist killed 3-year-old Quintas Chen in downtown Flushing, Queens on Wednesday night.
Unlike Mayor Adams, Gov. Hochul’s Support for Congestion Pricing Toll is Full-Throated
The governor said what needed to be said.
Congestion Pricing Mayhem: Mayor Adams Already Raising Concerns About Toll He Says He Supports
Mayor Adams said the pricing scheme should merely be the "beginning of the conversation" with "communities to deliberate and to make a determination of who is going to be exempted."
Thursday’s Headlines: Congestion Pricing Will Be $15 Edition
The proposed congestion pricing toll is $15 for cars entering Manhattan below 60th Street, the TMRB said on Wednesday. Plus more news.