State Assembly Transportation Committee to Decide Today Whether Bill Will Receive Floor Vote On Thursday, the New York City Council voted 40-7 to approve a home rule message enabling state lawmakers to enact bus lane enforcement legislation. The bill would permit the use of bus-mounted cameras to deter cars from using bus-only lanes. It now […]
We’re putting in some calls and getting some initial reactions to the State Assembly’s failure to bring New York City’s congestion pricing plan to a vote today. Michael O’Loughlin at the Campaign for New York’s Future said: Congestion pricing is dead. Long live congestion pricing. The Assembly still has to come up with a plan […]
The City Council has voted 30-20 to approve the home rule message sending congestion pricing to the state legislature. Noah Budnick of Transportation Alternatives gave us the full roll call, after the jump.
The Committee on State and Federal Legislation has voted in favor of the congestion pricing home rule message. Tonight, the full City Council will decide whether the state legislature can vote on the real bill. Transportation Alternatives’ Noah Budnick is on the scene and providing us with updates. The Daily Politics is getting the news […]
A map presented by Lee Sander shows routes of short-term transit improvements (slide available in this PDF). MTA chief Elliott "Lee" Sander delivered the first-ever "State of the MTA" address this morning, using the agency’s 40th anniversary to urge the enactment of the full $29.5 billion, five-year capital plan unveiled last week. Speaking before a […]
On Tuesday the Bloomberg administration announced record low traffic deaths from 2000 to 2007, and claimed, if not in so many words, that city streets are safer than ever. But the numbers, included on a chart that accompanied this media release, also indicated that 23 cyclists died in 2007. That would make last year — […]