Picture of the Week: "Better" Is In the Eye of the Beholder

This advertisement, which MTR spotted on the back of a New Jersey business journal (we won’t identify who took it out), just goes to show that “better” is a subjective word. The Route 4 & 17 Interchange project, pictured above, expanded both roads. Not long after the completion of the project, the nearby [...]

Thruway Authority Can Help Open Door to Tappan Zee Transit

The NYS Thruway Authority can't operate buses and trains over a new Tappan Zee Bridge, but it can help pay for the bus lanes and tracks.

One of the unresolved questions about the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 corridor project is who will run the bus rapid transit and commuter rail systems planned for the [...]

Can New York Bridge Tappan Zee Project's Funding Gap?

(Based on data in Tappan Zee study team's Preliminary Financial Report.)

The Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 corridor project hit major milestones last year, with the project team splitting the environmental review and later selecting a combination of bus rapid transit and commuter rail to run across the bridge. Hudson Valley newspapers singled out the [...]

MTA Fare Hike Hearings Continue in Brooklyn, Westchester

The B75, one of the bus routes proposed to be cut as part of the MTA's doomsday budget.

Public hearings on the MTA’s “doomsday” plan to raise fares and cut service continue tonight, at 6pm in Brooklyn at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St. (map here) and in White Plains [...]

NY, NJ, CT Stimulus Wish Lists: Reasonable, Disappointing, Secret

The East Side Access and Garden State Parkway widening projects are both in search of federal dollars.

Transportation advocates are still fighting to get more transit funding into the economic stimulus bill, with anywhere from $9-12 billion likely to be included in the final package. But another important question is where that money [...]

1% of Stimulus for Public Transit = Disappointment #1?

These Northeastern transit agencies are cutting service, raising fares, or both. (Click the image to see transit cuts across the country.)

Many transit advocates are working to ensure that public transportation receives more funding in the federal economic stimulus plan. Right now, transit is slated to receive $9 billion, just 1% of the [...]

Gas Prices Fall, But Auto-to-Transit Shift Continues

Driving fell throughout the U.S. in November 2008. (Click for larger version – PDF.)

How times have changed. As of today, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $1.85.  This may be just a temporary drop, but it’s nevertheless relatively cheap to drive again.

And yet Americans are continuing to [...]

Picture of the Week: New Haven's Traffic Safety Swag Bags

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New Haven officials gave out some traffic-safety-themed goodie bags at a recent meeting attended by TSTC staff and others. TSTC’s bag bore the logo of New Haven’s Street Smarts traffic safety education program, which the city launched in October at around the same time its board of alders passed [...]

NYSDOT's Rt. 347 'Greenway' Plan Could Be Turning Point for Project

Could the future of Route 347 look like this?

NYSDOT’s Region 10 (the Long Island office) will be holding an open house next Thursday, January 29 from 4 to 9 pm to present and receive comment on the Vision Plan for a ‘Green’ Route 347.  The open house will be held at the [...]

MTA Fare Hike Hearings Continue Tonight on Long Island

Public hearings on the MTA’s “doomsday” plan to raise fares and cut service continue tonight, at 6pm in Garden City at the Garden City Hotel (Grand Ballroom), 45 Seventh St. (map here). To avoid doomsday, state legislators and Gov. Paterson will have to pass the Ravitch Commission’s funding recommendations (including a payroll tax and [...]