Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Vacca Watch

Council Transpo Committee Passes NYPD Hit-and-Run Transparency Bill

| | 4 Comments
The City Council transportation committee passed a bill today that would require NYPD to issue quarterly reports on hit-and-run crashes and investigations. Originally, Intro 1055 would have had NYPD report to the council every two years on hit-and-runs resulting in serious injury or death. The language of the bill was tightened after sponsor Leroy Comrie and other committee members […]

Vacca Looks to Squeeze $ From Bikes, But Won’t Touch the Price of Parking

| | 20 Comments
The headline from today’s City Council transportation committee oversight hearing was Janette Sadik-Khan’s announcement that the official launch date for Citi Bike is Memorial Day. Meanwhile, for Transportation Committee Chair James Vacca, it was another occasion to flail at bikes and defend cheap parking under the guise of holding a budget hearing. Sadik-Khan kicked off the hearing […]