Data Proves NYC Congestion Pricing is Progressive Policy

Congestion pricing is progressive policy, the Tri-State Campaign told the Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission as public hearings on a potential congestion pricing plan began last week.

Some anti-pricing politicians seem to have dressed up for Halloween as populists defending “working stiffs” from a “regressive tax” on driving. But an analysis of Census data [...]

Broad Coalition Announces Four-Point Agenda for ConnDOT Reform

A coalition of transportation, environmental, business and civic groups held a press conference in Hartford Monday, announcing a four-point platform for the ConnDOT Reform Commission to recommend to Governor Rell. The Reform Commission, set up by the Governor in April of this year to review the structure and operation of the Connecticut Department of [...]

Newark's Children Call for Safer Streets

Earlier this month, the Tri-State Campaign joined the community group La Casa de Don Pedro and students of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in a community walk in Newark’s North Ward. The walk highlighted the need for the city to “design streets that are safe for the children and adults who live, work, and go to school in Newark,” Tri-State executive director Kate Slevin told the Star-Ledger.

NJDOT has targeted state pedestrian funding to Newark, and gave the city nearly $3.5 million last year, thanks in part to the efforts of the Tri-State Campaign and La Casa (see MTR # 542).

There’s still much to be done, however. Missing sidewalks and crosswalks were in abundance on key walking routes to school. Also missing were pedestrian signals and flashing lights which would call attention to school zones.

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NJDOT: Keeping Up the Good Work

While the NJ Turnpike Authority pushes forward with misguided plans to widen the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike (see MTR #s 553, 552, 546, and others), NJDOT continues to set the bar for smart planning in the tri-state area.

Oct. 5 marked the completion of Washington Borough’s Route 57 streetscape. This hallmark NJDOT [...]

West Side Parking Debate: SIP Update

MTR was already impressed by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s show of backbone in resisting NYC’s plan for more parking on Manhattan’s far west side; the plan requires a revision of NY’s State Implementation Plan for attaining carbon monoxide (CO) levels in accordance with EPA standards (see MTR # 565). We are happy [...]