Check Out the New www.tstc.org!

TSTC's new website is live.

We are extremely pleased to unveil the new Tri-State Transportation Campaign website at www.tstc.org. The new site should prove easier to use and navigate, do a better job of explaining our work, and just plain look nicer. We hope you agree.

Besides the new look, we want to […]

Midtown Pedestrian Tunnel Inches Closer to Reality

Vornado's proposal for 15 Penn Plaza includes widening and reopening the Gimbels passageway, an underground tunnel, shown in yellow above, that would connect Penn Station and the Herald Square subway station.

Some relief for pedestrian overcrowding near Penn Station may be in sight.  The reopening of the Gimbels passageway, and a host of […]

It Takes a (Small) City: Tackling Childhood Obesity with Complete Streets

Like policymakers across the country, officials in the small Hudson Valley city of Kingston, New York have found that tackling childhood obesity requires a big toolbox that includes both education and investment in safe routes for walking and biking. To this end, the city’s “A Healthy Kingston for Kids” initiative, funded by a $360,000 […]

Report: Transportation's Huge Health Costs Are Hidden in Plain Sight

$142 billion in annual national health costs from obesity, $50-80 billion from traffic-related air pollution, $180 billion from traffic crashes: The health costs caused by the transportation system are too massive to ignore. But a new report by the American Public Health Association (APHA), “The Hidden Health Costs of Transportation,” shows […]

Tri-State Region's Senators Step Up on Transit

Embattled transit riders in our region and across the country could get sorely needed relief thanks to the tri-state area’s senators. Today, Sens. Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Frank Lautenberg, Robert Menendez, and Chris Dodd introduced the Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010, a $2 billion bill to help transit agencies restore service cuts and […]

A First Glimpse of Cuomo's Transportation Policies

Over the weekend, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo formally announced his campaign for Governor, saying he would clean up Albany and reduce government waste. Transportation wasn’t specifically mentioned, but a quick look at his campaign website offers some tidbits about what transportation policy could look like under a Cuomo Administration.

Cuomo, at […]

Open-Road Tolls Arrive in Hudson Valley, NJ/PA Border

The I-78 toll plaza near the NJ/PA border.

Last week, the New York State Thruway Authority opened highway-speed tolling lanes at its Woodbury toll plaza in Orange County, the first Thruway plaza to offer open-road toll lanes for both personal and commercial travelers.

Also last week, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission […]

Is NYSDOT Doing Enough to Protect Pedestrians on LI?

Over the past year, the New York State Department of Transportation’s Region 10 (Long Island) office has made some progress to address the dubious honor of having the region’s most dangerous roads for pedestrians.  The SafeSeniors pilot program has slowly begun implementation and, after Tri-State uncovered that Region 10’s Local Safe Streets and Traffic […]

State Panel Bashes NYSDOT Over Spending

Representatives from the American Council of Engineering Companies testified before the State Senate earlier this month.

On April 20th the State Senate’s Task Force on Government Efficiency released a 41-page report concluding that there was $210 million in wasteful spending at New York State Department of Transportation and $60 million in potential cost […]

Older Pedestrians at Risk on Tri-State Roads

Most older pedestrian fatalities take place on wide "arterial" roads with fast-moving traffic, such as Hylan Blvd. in Staten Island. On June 29, Doris Tutolo, 81, and Frances Gredder, 85, both of New Dorp, were standing in front of the 7‐11 shown in the upper left corner of the picture when a van […]