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Election Day came and went and everything was pretty predictable: Gov. Hochul, a Democrat, and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Long Island) won their respective primaries. And there were few upsets in the Assembly, as the Times reported. So let's get to the important news from yesterday:
The MTA's proposed Queens bus redesign needs more service, and the implementation of all-door boarding, if it will realize its potential "to significantly improve the lives of riders," a coalition of transit supporters will tell the MTA.
"We have decades of experience and expertise," Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez told the Council at a Tuesday hearing.
No fuss, no fight, more greenways. Apparently.
Secretive activists are deflating SUV tires to physically force their drivers to find less dangerous and polluting ways to get around — and it's prompting a conversation about the role of illegal direct action in the movement to end car dependence.