Welcome to the New Mobilizing the Region Blog!

Say goodbye to the old layout.

We’re pleased to announce a revamp of the Mobilizing the Region website (driven largely by our very tech-savvy intern, Evan Carter). Besides a cleaner appearance, there are some new features that deserve noting:

Social bookmarking through Digg, Delicious, etc. A new “Contact Us” form on the top [...]

157 Traffic Violations an Hour at Typical NYC Intersections

TA also surveyed pedestrians near the four studied intersections. 57% of pedestrians said they felt endangered by traffic in the area, and 78% said they observed drivers breaking the law.

Transportation Alternatives continues to quantify the disregard for traffic law that New Yorkers witness every day. The organization’s newest report, From Chaos to [...]

Walking All the Way to the Bank

Property values are higher in areas where it's easy to walk to shops and schools.

Walkable neighborhoods translate directly into higher home prices, according to a new report from the business group CEOs for Cities.

The researchers studied real estate listings in 15 metropolitan areas and found a positive relationship between a home’s [...]

amNewYork Picks Up on NYC Bus Parking Issues

The city designates some bus layovers, like this one in Lower Manhattan.

Private bus carriers are ubiquitous in some NYC neighborhoods, raising community concerns about noise and air pollution.  amNewYork recently picked up on the trend, taking a look at  scofflaw bus companies in Chinatown and sparking an NYPD crackdown on illegally parked [...]

New England Advocates Get Behind Connecticut High Speed Rail

Connecticut's high-speed rail application focuses on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Line and Northeast Corridor.

Tri-State and 21 organizations from Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have announced support for Connecticut’s application to use federal High Speed Rail funds for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor. In a letter, the groups called on the Federal Rail Administration, [...]

A $1.4 Billion Missed Opportunity: NJ Transit's Capital-to-Operating Transfer

As a proportion of NJ Transit's operating budget, the capital transfer has gradually shrunk.

For over a decade, NJ Transit has taken money intended for capital projects, much of it borrowed, and spent it on day-to-day operations. This alarming habit, which reflects the state’s shortchanging of transit operations, has continued under Gov. [...]

NYSDOT Seeks Long Island Input on New Capital Program

NYSDOT's capital program details the agency's priorities and the specific projects it chooses to fund.

Long Island civic groups have a timely opportunity to make their voices heard when it comes to the Long Island they would like to live, work and recreate in, in the 21st century.

The New York State Department [...]

Brooklyn Community Board Highlights Need for More Truck Management

The Brooklyn communities of Greenpoint and Williamsburg deal with some of the worst truck traffic in New York City and are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to do more about it. Brooklyn Community Board 1 recently sent a letter to the Mayor asking him to improve truck traffic management and enforcement by directing “all city [...]

Save the Date! Tri-State's Annual Benefit is October 29

Please save the date for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s 2009 Annual Benefit, the evening of October 29 in Manhattan. We will be honoring U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and the New York City-based Streetsblog.

Menendez.

Sen. Menendez (invited) has been a champion for transit, both for the country at large and in [...]

Transportation Alternatives Takes the Pulse of NYC Office-Seekers

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New York City voters are in luck, with two leading mayoral candidates who have put serious thought into transportation. In responding to Transportation Alternatives’ just-released Candidate Survey, both Mayor Bloomberg and Democratic challenger Bill Thompson provide plenty of [...]