Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talk about high speed rail expansion while traveling from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA an Amtrak Acela train, Feb. 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Kids in Clinton Hill were unable to take advantage of an unseasonably warm January weekend because officers from the NYPD's 88th Precinct had once again used the Classon Playground to park their personal vehicles.
Living in environments with good access to destinations and transport options also protects against loneliness. In particular, it benefits individuals who are able to use active transport (walking and cycling) and high-quality public transport.
Across the U.S., transit agencies are grappling with a shortfall of operators. These operators — frontline workers that keep buses and trains running are essential to a functioning transit network that actually gets riders where they need to go.
Clarence Eckerson Jr. takes you much deeper inside the transformation of 34th Avenue, thanks to extensive access to DOT Deputy Commissioner Eric Beaton and Director of Public Space Emily Weidenhof.
The City Council's Transportation Committee has scheduled a long-overdue hearing to determine if Mayor Adams is honoring his pledge to "take seriously" the ongoing road violence epidemic — and it's demanding that Adams administration officials show up to testify.
Everyone covered Mayor Adams's first real State of the City address. But there was some other news.