TSTC’s Newest Hire: Working for Safety in South Jersey

The following is a first-person account from Tri-State’s South Jersey advocate, Matthew Norris:

Norris.

If you’re a pedestrian or bike commuter in the state of New Jersey, it is probable that you’re used to traveling up to half a mile out of your way to cross busy six-lane thoroughfares (while honking trucks and [...]

National Bridge Report Underscores NY’s Infrastructure Crisis

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge's repair needs go beyond the corrosion pictured here.

Albany elected officials say they’ve wrapped up a budget deal ahead of schedule, a major accomplishment that will hopefully move the state closer to fiscal health. But they’ll have no time to rest as the state’s infrastructure crisis comes ever closer. [...]

Westchester Takes First Steps Toward Faster Central Ave. Buses

The Bee-Line's No. 20 and No. 21 buses connect White Plains, Yonkers, and the Bronx.

Westchester County is roughly a year away from completing the first phase of a plan to speed up buses on Central Avenue between White Plains and the Bronx, county officials said recently. The county is using state funds [...]

“Choice Lanes”: High-Occupancy Toll Lanes For the Region

HOT lanes bring in revenues, while easing congestion.

By converting carpool lanes to HOT lanes, governments could bring in revenue for transit while easing congestion.

Governments struggling to make ends meet need to look at a transportation option that can maximize the use of existing infrastructure, reduce congestion on some of the country’s busiest roads, and provide new revenue for transit [...]

Vulnerable User, Red-Light Camera, Tolling Bills Move in CT Legislature

As the Connecticut legislative session continues, MTR is still watching bills that could help improve Connecticut’s pedestrian and cycling safety, foster a more transit-centered future, and lead to the return of tolls in the state — but only on new roads.

The vulnerable user bill, which would protect walkers, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users [...]

LI Bus is Lifeline, Riders Tell Nassau and MTA

Hundreds came to a 7-hour public hearing last night on the future of Long Island Bus.

Despite hail and freezing rain, over 500 people came to last night’s hearing on the future of Long Island Bus, held at Hofstra University’s Adams Playhouse for 7 hours. The hearing covered plans to cut 25 of [...]

Hearing on Future of LI Bus is Today

A quick reminder that an MTA public hearing on Long Island Bus will start at 3 pm today in Hofstra University’s Adams Playhouse, and run through to 9 pm. The hearing will cover proposed cuts to 25 of LI Bus’s 48 routes and the Able-Ride paratransit system for the elderly and disabled, as well as [...]

“Shared Access” Brings Saratogans to the Table

Downtown Saratoga Springs.

Learning to share the road, and embracing community-wide policies that address the needs of bicycles and pedestrians, can come in fits and starts. Saratoga Springs, NY, has been circling around various policies for shared access for at least six years now, but at the inaugural meeting of “Shared Access, Saratoga“ on [...]

GOP’s Transportation Tour Comes to Upstate New York Thursday

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair John Mica will visit Rochester and Cortland on Thursday as part of the field hearings and listening sessions being held around the country by the Committee on the next federal transportation bill.

While the hearings are open to the public, testimony is via invitation only. Members of the public [...]

The Faces of Long Island Bus

Nassau County is staring at the loss of over half of its bus routes and 18% of Able-Ride paratransit service for the elderly and disabled by the summer. What will cuts to Long Island Bus mean for the county? Earlier this month, TSTC traveled to Hempstead to hear from bus riders, [...]