Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Kate Slevin

Feds Green Light Funding for Better Nostrand Avenue Bus Service

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A potential configuration for the Nostrand Avenue SBS Route. Image: NYCDOT. As Elana reported earlier today, the Obama Administration’s 2011 budget includes $28 million for the Nostrand Avenue Select Bus Service project. The announcement should help build momentum for a high-priority transit project set to launch in 2012. Nostrand Avenue SBS would ply the B44 […]

Planners and Green Groups Call for Off-Street Parking Reform

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Yesterday, several planning and environmental organizations joined Transportation Alternatives on the steps of City Hall to tout the release of "Suburbanizing the City" [PDF], the new report that critiques New York City’s off-street parking policies. The coalition is similar — but not identical — to the array of groups that pushed for congestion pricing earlier […]

Albany to Consider Bus Lane Enforcement Legislation

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Bus-ted! In London, automated enforcement has led to significant improvements in bus service. A package of legislation recently introduced in the state legislature would help speed New York City buses and enable traffic agents to cite drivers for blocking the box. Members of the Campaign for New York’s Future, the same coalition that fought for […]

Advocates Continue Pricing Push

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With all eyes on the governor’s Fifth Avenue apartment, congestion pricing supporters are nevertheless soldiering on. The Empire State Transportation Alliance is one of several groups in Albany today, trying to get lawmakers’ attention despite what has been described as a "surreal" atmosphere. [Insert "Yeah, and?" joke here.] From an ESTA media release: Principals underscored […]