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)
Newsday published a pro-driver take on a promising school bus camera program that was a particularly egregious example of a bunch of suburban editors reflexively siding with whining, entitled drivers over kids. Plus other news.
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand on Monday joined fellow federal, state, and local pols to announce an $18-million federal grant to redesign dangerous Delancey Street with accessibility upgrades, a separated bike lane, and a road diet — but New York's two-term senator didn’t know what a road diet is.
For the past century, the public and private sector appear to have agreed on one thing: the more parking, the better. But we see signs that that’s finally starting to change.
The MTA could avert plans to hike subway and bus fares to nearly $3 if lawmakers come up with another $350 million in annual funding, its chairperson and CEO Janno Lieber said Monday.
Friday, Feb. 17 will mark two decades since London inaugurated congestion charging — and the latest data continue to show that it's been an unqualified success.
A new federal "mega-grant" program will fund major safety and transit projects that have been at the top of sustainable transportation advocates' wishlists for years ... along with business-as-usual highway expansion projects that could negate those mega-gains.