A debate over the legality of funding the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) rail tunnel with toll [...]
NJDOT released three new bicycle guides earlier this month, adding the “Burlington County Bikeways,” “Cape May Shoreline Ride,” and “Cumberland Salem Revolution” guides to a growing list which now includes 14 guides. The new guides encompass over 168 miles of bike routes, encouraging healthy, carbon-free day trips in South Jersey.
The guides offer loop [...]
The Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor project hit a major milestone this morning, when NYSDOT [...]
On Saturday, the Coalition for a Better Astoria held a rally to protest the sale of a piece of ConEd land in Astoria, Queens, for the development of a FedEx distribution [...]
Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the One Region Funders’ Group announced a new community assistance grant program to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD) by offering financial support to municipalities ready to address the linkages between affordable [...]
Last week, Long Island was the recipient of $4.3 million in aid from the federal Safe Routes to School program, a program to improve infrastructure to enable and encourage children to walk [...]
Late last year, Connecticut’s Transportation Strategy Board (TSB) commissioned a study to analyze the impacts and benefits of tolling Connecticut’s roads and highways in some capacity. (See MTR here and here for background.) This past Thursday, the TSB received an update from the study team, Cambridge Systematics, concerning the status of the project and [...]
Today the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national advocacy group, published a list of the top ten highway removal projects with the most potential to stimulate urban revitalization. Three projects TSTC has [...]
On Wednesday, TSTC and La Casa de Don Pedro, a Newark-based community group, held a press rally to celebrate pedestrian safety improvements won as a result of joint advocacy efforts. The City of Newark recently installed three flashing street signs at the intersection of Crane Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., giving additional safety to children playing in nearby Coretta Scott King Community Playground and students attending the Barringer 9 Success Academy. In addition to the new lights, the intersection had also been repainted alerting drivers to pay attention to pedestrians.
Over a two-year period, Tri-State and La Casa conducted three walking tours of several Newark neighborhoods to call attention to unsafe conditions for pedestrians (see “Newark’s Children Call for Safer Streets” [Oct. 2007], MTR # 542). Working with the City and County, our groups were successful in winning some visible changes. Besides the improvements described above, the earlier walking tours have helped win improvements at eleven other intersections in the Lower Broadway neighborhood.
After the jump, a Google Maps image of the intersection before improvements were made:
Although Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi’s Proposed 2009 Budget Summary includes a property tax hike of 3.9% for the next fiscal year, none of that will be dedicated to increased funding for Long Island Bus. That’s because it was more of the same when it came to the County’s responsibility for funding [...]