November 2007


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Variable MTA Tolls Could Save the Fare

The MTA reported $220 million in unanticipated revenues last week, helping to somewhat alleviate its budget deficit. But the agency still needs to raise a significant amount of new revenue and is now suggesting that it…



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Fare Hike Epidemic Spreads to Bee-Line

Earlier this month, Westchester County’s Bee-Line bus system joined the ranks of transit agencies seeking fare increases after County Executive Andrew Spano released the proposed 2008 budget, which calls for a 25-cent increase in the cash…


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Advocacy Alert: Tell NYSDOT to Swap the Sheridan

Nearly ten years have passed since regional planning and transportation organizations and community groups in the South Bronx began their campaign to replace the 1.25-mile Sheridan Expressway with 28 acres worth of affordable housing, green space,…



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We'd Be More Thankful If…

Yesterday we discussed the many policy developments we’re thankful for. Today, we’re stuffed with turkey (and tofurkey) and can barely move, which has given us plenty of time to consider how far the region has to…


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What We're Thankful For

It’s astonishing to look back at this year in transportation advocacy and realize just how much we have to be thankful for: Congestion pricing is on the table. Around this time last year, the Tri-State Campaign…


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Bike Lanes and the Bottom Line

The New York Post recently quoted a few business owners angry about the effect NYC’s separated Ninth Avenue bike lane is having (or potentially could have) on their bottom line. Typical among the complaints was that…