Keep Chris Ward at the Port Authority

Ward.

[Update 6/6: A spokesperson for Gov. Cuomo tells Crain’s Insider, in its Friday edition, that “There are no plans to replace Chris Ward at this time.”]

An anonymously sourced story in Friday’s New York Post said that Port Authority executive director Chris Ward will be asked to step down after the 9/11 […]

Dear Governor Cuomo: New York Needs Complete Streets

Click to tell Albany to support a complete streets law.

With less than a month left in Albany’s legislative session, advocates continue to fight for complete streets legislation (S5411) to ensure that roads throughout the state are designed for everyone who uses them. On TSTC’s website, New Yorkers can now e-mail Governor Cuomo and […]

Advocates: Keep NY’s Transit Lockbox Locked

Members of TSTC, the Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives and other groups joined the Transport Workers Union and state lawmakers in support of transit lockbox legislation earlier this month. In foreground is Assm. Jim Brennan, with State Sen. Marty Golden directly to his left.

Earlier this month, Tri-State joined State Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) […]

NJ Future, Vision Long Island Smart Growth Awards Coming Soon

Two of the region’s premiere events celebrating smart growth are next month.

NJ Future’s 2011 Smart Growth Awards will take place on June 9 at the Newark Club in Newark, NJ; early bird admission prices ($100 for an individual ticket) end tomorrow. This year’s award winners include the Hoboken Housing Authority; the Byran Village […]

Six Months Later, ConnDOT Making Progress on New Bicycle and Pedestrian Policies

A road diet in East Haven created wider shoulders for walkers and bikers, and slowed down traffic, at low cost. (Click to view larger.)

Six months ago, ConnDOT announced it would adopt several policies putting walkers and bikers on more equal footing with drivers. What’s happened since then? MTR recently spoke with agency staff […]

Dangerous by Design: Tri-State Region Must Do Better

Too many roads in the region are "dangerous by design," such as Hempstead Turnpike on Long Island, which includes multiple lanes of fast-moving cars, destinations that draw foot traffic from surrounding areas, and scarce crosswalks and other pedestrian accommodations.

A new national report by Transportation for America examines the alarming number of pedestrians […]

Xanadu Gets Uglier

Xanadu, the half-finished mall complex in the Meadowlands. Two developers have failed to complete the project; NJ is hoping the third time's the charm.

Who knew it was possible to make Xanadu uglier? Gov. Chris Christie announced last month that the state will provide $200 million in low-interest financing and forfeit a similar amount […]

A Broad, Bipartisan Push for NY Complete Streets

In New York, the coalition standing behind a complete streets bill to make roads safer for all is even broader this year. Yesterday, State Senator Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, introduced an amended version of the complete streets bill (S.05411), co-sponsored by Senator Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn), the committee’s ranking minority […]

Seeking The Best and Worst of NYC Transit Moments

For most New Yorkers, the transit system is essential, and can even be a source of joy. Whether it’s the friendship among a group of commuters and their regular bus driver, street theater in a subway car, or a chance meeting that turns into marriage, many classic “only in New York” moments rely on […]

NJ 101.5 Listeners: State Needs Better Maintained Roads

The above poll ran with an NJ 101.5 story recapping Tri-State's analysis of NJDOT's fiscal year 2012 capital program.

Listeners of NJ 101.5 certainly seem to agree that the state needs to continue a “fix-it-first” approach to roads and bridges that prioritizes maintenance and repair. The poll above came at the top of […]