Transit and transparency activists want legislators to finally overturn Executive Order 168, an edict that Gov. Cuomo issued in 2017 that declared the subway system an official disaster area, and has renewed every month for 49 consecutive months.
Activists and bike-friendly legislators are making a final push to get a floor vote for a stalled bill that would bring cyclist and pedestrian input to the MTA's planning process, a longtime oversight and sore spot for anyone who's tried to bike over an MTA bridge such as the Triboro or Gil Hodges.
A business improvement district that had asked the NYPD to get delivery cyclists to slow down on a popular restaurant open street now says it will not invite the cops back after they spent much of Saturday ticketing the mostly immigrant and low-income workers trying to do their job.
A state proposal that would allow gig workers, such as the city's delivery riders, to form unions and bargain for wages would also undercut recent City Council efforts to give far more rights to those workers, advocates say.
Yang's plan, or rather the hazy outlines of a plan, was pitched to New Yorkers on Wednesday. It calls for the city Department of Transportation, with its sub-$2-billion budget, to take over and run the city's subways and buses, which currently have an annual operating budget of $10 billion.