TSTC Staff Updates

Moving on: Goodbye to Kyle Wiswall (second from left), Zoe Baldwin (fourth from left), and Michelle Ernst (rightmost)!

Tri-State Transportation Campaign welcomes four new team members and says goodbye to three.

Staff analyst Michelle Ernst will be moving to Connecticut in March to start a new chapter of her life as a full-time […]

House of Horrors: Spending Bill Unkind to Region

Early last week, the House of Representatives approved a spending bill that will cut more than $60 billion from the federal budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. The open amendment process, sanctioned by House majority leaders, allowed lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to offer both spending and cutting amendments to […]

Smooth Sailing For MTA’s Gateless Tolling Project

The gates came off the Henry Hudson Bridge's toll booths last month.

The MTA’s open-road tolling efforts are cruising along so far. This week, the agency released data from the first month after gates were removed from the toll booths at the Henry Hudson Bridge connecting Manhattan and the Bronx. The results so far? Travel […]

The Public Speaks at Federal Transportation Town Hall in Rochester

Tri-State's Ya-Ting Liu discusses the funding problems affecting transit agencies in upstate New York.

With the public more or less shut out of a planned Congressional forum on the next federal transportation bill in Rochester, NY, advocates stepped in, putting on a “Transportation Equity Town Hall” last Thursday to discuss the transportation challenges, […]

Four Bills to Watch in the CT General Assembly

The state budget will consume much of the CT General Assembly’s time in the coming weeks, as state legislators and Gov. Malloy work out how to close a budget deficit of $3 billion.  But there’s plenty Connecticut can do outside the budget to support safer roads and foster a more transit-oriented future.

Could […]

Malloy Budget Tackles Transportation Challenges Head On

Malloy delivering his budget address on Wednesday.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s first budget doesn’t lack for boldness. During his budget address on Wednesday, Malloy said the state’s transportation problems “extended to virtually every corner of Connecticut” but that the state had the opportunity to “create a 21st century transportation system.” To do it, the […]

MTA’s Board Ought to Reflect Its Riders

The MTA's board (not including chairman Jay Walder). Click for larger version.

Now that Governor Cuomo has staffed his Cabinet and made nominations for some key posts, he might want to focus his attention on the MTA Board. Nearly two-thirds of the MTA’s board members — fourteen — will be up for reappointment […]

Tri-State Grantees Showcase Cutting-Edge Transit-Oriented Development

Town of Babylon planners presented on "low-impact development" strategies that respect the environmental issues in Wyandanch, NY.

In 2009, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and members of the One Region funders’ collaborative awarded grants to municipalities in the tri-state area that promised innovative approaches to transit-centered development. Last Tuesday, the recipients showcased the fruits of […]

Streetfilms: Success Stories in Transit-Oriented Development From NJ

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In Streetfilms’ latest video, Tri-State’s Kate Slevin and NJ Future’s Pete Kasabach explain some of the factors behind the success of transit-oriented development in northern New Jersey. The film is the first in a multi-part series called Moving Beyond the Automobile.

Areas like Jersey City and Hoboken are blessed with myriad transit options including […]

This Week, Transportation Hot Topic in Upstate New York

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On February 17, the New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (NYSTEA) will hold a transportation equity town hall in Rochester, in advance of House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica and Rep. Tom Reed’s transportation bill “field hearing” the following day. Since details surrounding Chairman […]