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Dave Colon is a reporter from Long Beach, a barrier island off of the coast of Long Island that you can bike to from the city. It’s a real nice ride.  He’s previously been the editor of Brokelyn, a reporter at Gothamist, a freelance reporter and delivered freshly baked bread by bike. Dave is on Twitter as @davecolon. Email Dave Colon at dcolon@streetsblog.org

Advocates Slam Albany Pols for Using Transit Fund to Encourage Driving

Gov. Hochul and state legislators in Albany are misspending millions of dollars on toll rebates for drivers while showing zero interest actual bus or rail ideas, transit advocates charged.

February 23, 2024

Underhill Ave. Still In Limbo Two Weeks After Mayor Promised Decision in ‘A Day Or So’

The mayor's perception of time differs from that of mere mortals, but he did say on Feb. 5 that he would decide "in a day or so." It's been two weeks.

February 21, 2024

Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption Better Not Rely on License Plates: Advocates

Disabled driver plates, especially those from out of state, are easy to get and aren't always even used to transport disabled people who are entitled to a toll exemption.

February 16, 2024

Exclusive: EPA Endorsed Congestion Pricing After MTA Resolved Initial Concerns

This previously secret assessment entirely undermines several lawsuits against the tolling program.

February 13, 2024

Pressure Mounts on ‘Incompetent’ Mayor Adams To Build Some Freakin’ Bus Lanes

Imagine how bad it's gotten when a TV reporter wonders aloud why Mayor Adams is so bad at buses.

February 9, 2024

‘We’ve Done An Amazing Job Building Bus Lanes,’ Says Mayor Who Keeps Killing Bus Lanes

It must be Opposite Day in Albany as Mayor Adams said something that is literally counter to the facts.

February 6, 2024

Big F’n (B, D And M’n) Deal: Congestion Pricing Lawsuits Threaten More MTA Signal Progress

Signal upgrades key to improving subway service hang in the balance as lawsuits threaten a key source of MTA funding.

February 1, 2024

Zero Vision: Mayor Adams Again Shrinks from Bike and Bus Lanes in His State Of The City

"Public transit is obviously central to the state of the city," said one advocate. "The mayor knew that when he ran for office and spoke to it directly then. His silence now says a lot."

January 24, 2024

The Money For Congestion Pricing ‘Carrots’ Is Finally Here

State legislators have $46 million to spend on transportation and transit projects outside of Manhattan, so they'd better get to it.

January 24, 2024

Seven Brooklyn Electeds Join Growing Calls For Universal Daylighting

"There have been far too many tragic crash fatalities and serious injuries from turning vehicles at intersections," the murder of politicians wrote to DOT.

January 17, 2024