NJ's Gubernatorial Primary: Where They Stand

New Jersey’s Gubernatorial primary is on Tuesday, June 2. Tri-State took a look over the candidates’ websites and statements to the press to glean what, if any, thoughts they had on transportation.  Below is a list of the candidates and their positions.

Republican Candidates:

Christie.

Chris Christie, the former U.S. Attorney for New […]

Highlights From TransAction 2009

Participants in the TransAction VIP roundtable: Susan Zellman, NTJPA Chairman; Susan Bass Levin, PANYNJ; Richard Sarles, NJ Transit; Assemblyman John Wisniewski; and Assemblyman Alex DeCroce

A veritable who’s who of NJ transportation converged at the Tropicana in Atlantic City earlier this month for the 33rd annual TransAction Conference. Federal, state, regional and municipal […]

NJ Groups Call for Smart Use of Stimulus Funds

The expansion of the Garden State Parkway would impact parts of the Pinelands National Reserve and exacerbate sprawl.

Last week, Tri-State and 14 environmental, housing, and planning groups called on state policymakers to ensure that the state spends its federal stimulus funds in a way that furthers public policy goals.

Among the coalition’s […]

Manhattan DA Candidates to Debate Traffic Justice June 3

The highest-profile vehicular incident in Manhattan this year was the death of preschoolers Diego Martinez and Hayley Ng, who were struck by an idling van left unattended by its driver. No charges were filed.

With Robert Morganthau stepping down after almost a quarter-century as Manhattan’s district attorney, New Yorkers have an opportunity to […]

Greetings From a Car-Free Broadway!

Tri-State Transportation Campaign staffers took to a car-free Broadway today.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign staffers took to a car-free Broadway today.

New York City closed sections of Broadway to traffic over Memorial Day weekend, an audacious plan to decongest the sidewalks, create new public spaces, and speed up traffic on 6th and 7th Avenues to boot. TSTC staffers were on Broadway today to see the results. We loved it — and so did the visitors and residents we talked to. Here’s what they had to say:

“Wonderful. Only in New York can you come and sit in a lawn chair in the street.” – Carolyn, visiting from Buffalo. (More photos and quotes after the jump:)

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South Jersey Transit Improvements on Tap

The first phase of the project involves building light rail between Camden and Woodbury, with a later extension to Glassboro.

South Jersey got a few steps closer to a more integrated transportation network last week, when the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and Gov. Corzine announced the preferred route for a proposed South […]

PBS’s “Road to the Future” Features NYCDOT, Sheridan Advocacy

Alexie Torres-Fleming (third from right) and members of Youth Ministries of Peace and Justice at the Sheridan Expressway.

Those of you who missed this week’s showing of PBS’s “Blueprint America: Road to the Future” can now view it at PBS’s website. The episode compares different modes of urban planning in Portland and Denver […]

TSTC, NY Civic Groups: Don't Divert Transportation Money to Downtown Offices

Developer Larry Silverstein wants the Port Authority to back loans for two of his three planned WTC towers (The authority is building the fourth).

Tri-State has joined the Regional Plan Association and other civic and transportation groups that are urging Gov. Paterson, Gov. Corzine, and Mayor Bloomberg not to divert money from the […]

Connecticut's TOD Grants Nowhere to be Found

According to the FTA, both Hartford and New Britain have applied to Connecticut's TOD grant program.

While Tri-State is making progress administering our One Region Funders’ Group supported transit-oriented development (TOD) grants, the state of Connecticut’s TOD program is getting off to a much slower start.  Over a year and a half after […]

NYC Seeking Input on Next Phase of Bus Rapid Transit Program

More ambitious bus rapid transit plans being studied by NYCDOT and NYC Transit could look like this.

A new report shows that NYCDOT and NYC Transit are sprinting ahead with expansion plans for the city’s successful Select Bus Service bus rapid transit program. As part of these plans, the agencies will hold a […]