Transit priority at traffic signals is one of the easiest ways to speed up NYC's sluggish buses. But DOT is aiming to add it on just 20 more routes by 2020. Instead of the five routes per year where DOT is currently planning to implement Transit Signal Priority, Levine's bill would mandate at least 10 routes annually.
Mayor de Blasio is pulling out all the stops to frame congestion pricing as a "regressive tax," even though low-income New Yorkers stand to gain enormously. Not a single contender for council speaker is on the same page as the mayor. In a debate hosted by Crain's this morning, they all signaled support for congestion pricing, with a few caveats.