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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

Rep. Adriano Espaillat Rallying Bronx Pols Against Fordham Road Bus Lane Fixes: Sources

While he’s said nothing about the issue publicly, the congressman has been quietly assembling opposition to proposed bus lane upgrades in recent weeks, four officials told Streetsblog.

August 3, 2023

Manhattan Elected Officials Urge Congestion Pricing Discount For Electric Cars

Some elected officials in Manhattan are asking for a break on the full congestion pricing toll for electric vehicles, but advocates aren't so sure. "We need to, in this case, encourage people to be taking mass transit and using alternative means of transportation."

July 31, 2023

New York Doubles Down on Congestion Pricing After New Jersey Sues

"Congestion pricing is going to happen," a defiant Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Friday.

July 21, 2023

‘They’re All Adults’ — But Did The Traffic Mobility Review Board Do The Reading?

Meet the six people who will decide the future of New York City's congestion pricing program. Great news if you want to serve on a panel in your future: You don't have to pay much attention before you get there.

July 21, 2023

MTA’s ‘Hope’ for Eric Adams: ‘Stay With Us’ On Fordham Road

"Our hope is that we DOT stays with us and we're implementing this, hopefully, later this year," MTA New York City Transit President Richard Davey said.

July 20, 2023

$7 Metro-North, LIRR Peak Fare Coming in August as MTA Finally Kills Atlantic Ticket

A little-loved but useful ticket discount was tossed overboard when the MTA voted on its fare hikes and other changes on Wednesday.

July 20, 2023

Is A $15 Toll The ‘Political Sweet Spot’ for Congestion Pricing?

A "modest" $15 peak-hour, $9 weekend, and $3 off-peak toll combination would cut traffic by 14 percent and raise $1.2 billion for the MTA, economists Charles Komanoff and Gernot Wagner said in a new report.

July 17, 2023

Underfunded Parks Dept. Should Offload Greenway Maintenance to DOT, Advocates Say

As the city begins to grow its greenway system, advocates are pushing City Hall to get the right agencies in charge of the right aspects of the current and future network.

July 10, 2023

The Addabbo Bridge Protected Bike Lane Is Almost Here (Seriously)

The Addabbo Bridge's famous murder strip unprotected bike lane is finally going to be a thing of the past when the DOT finally, finally puts a barrier-protected bike lane on the bridge this summer.

June 22, 2023

Will Congestion Pricing Properly Toll Taxis and Ubers?

A new proposal to charge Uber and Lyft riders in Manhattan instead of drivers has been put on the table, but the MTA's agreement with the federal government may sink the idea before it can get any momentum.

June 21, 2023