Groups Circulate Petition for Safer New Haven Streets

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign has co-sponsored a petition calling for the City of New Haven to take immediate action to improve traffic safety within New Haven – with the goal of reducing traffic injuries by 50% by 2009 and 90% by 2015. The petition asks that the city immediately step up enforcement of traffic [...]

NYCDOT Caps Greenway Summit With List of Major Bike Improvements

NYCDOT will extend the 9th Ave. protected bike lane, pictured above, to 33rd St. (Image TSTC)

At Transportation Alternatives’ 2008 Greenway Summit, keynote speaker Jon Orcutt, Director of Policy at New York City DOT (and former TSTC executive director), laid out an extensive menu of bike infrastructure projects that the agency [...]

NYC Solid Waste Plan Again In Assembly's Hands

Once again, only the New York State Assembly stands in the way of NYC’s plan to reduce waste truck traffic. Last week, the New York State Senate voted to amend the Hudson River Park Act to allow a marine transfer station at the Gansevoort Peninsula in Manhattan. The transfer station is a key component [...]

After Medical Student Is Killed on Rt. 34, Yale and City of New Haven Respond

This afternoon, New Haven community members will discuss traffic safety in the area around the Route 34 Connector. Speakers will include Michael Piscitelli, the director of New Haven’s Dept. of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking, and Dr. Kimberly Davis of the Yale University School of Medicine.

The event is being held in memory of Mila [...]

NYS DOT Mute on Tappan Zee Bridge Options

According to scoping update documents released in February, this month NYS DOT will decide whether to run bus rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, or a combination of modes on the I-287 corridor in Rockland and Westchester Counties. But as June approaches, the agency has offered little indication about when or how [...]

Like Herding Cars: NYSDOT Explores Cutting-Edge Lane Management

It’s clear that expensive road widenings won’t solve downstate New York’s congestion problems. However, innovative alternatives to general purpose lanes could offer some sustainable relief, help raise revenue, and boost transit service. That’s why NYSDOT began a “Managed Use Lanes Study” last year, and will discuss the study’s early findings at public meetings next [...]

MTA Saves Hudson Yards Deal, but Capital Shortfall Still Looms

Despite a new Far West Side development deal, prospects for saving the MTA’s current capital plan still seem as barren as the Hudson Yards (Image via Hudson Yards Development Corporation).

Last week, developer Tishman Speyer backed out of a deal to develop a mega-complex of offices, residential units, and park space [...]

Oklahoma City's Highway Teardown

USA Today recently highlighted another victory in the burgeoning national movement to tear down or relocate urban highways and create vibrant neighborhoods in their place:

Oklahoma has a radical solution for repairing the state’s busiest highway.

Tear it down. Build a park.

The aging Crosstown Expressway — an elevated 4.5-mile stretch of [...]

NJ Turnpike Traffic Declining Even as Widening Proposal Advances

400,000 fewer cars and trucks traveled the NJ Turnpike in the first three months of 2008 than over the same period last year, according to a recent article in the Star-Ledger. With the Turnpike widening predicated on growing traffic volumes (the DEIS states that “the purpose of the Proposed Project is to service existing [...]

Few Big Moves at Close of CT Legislative Session

The Connecticut General Assembly’s “short session” ended at midnight this past Wednesday. In light of recent projections that the national economic recession will impact Connecticut to the tune of a $68 million budget deficit, many of the bold transportation initiatives proposed by the Legislature either failed to move forward or were drastically scaled down [...]