October 2011


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Veolia Signs Secret Contract on LI Bus

Veolia Transportation has signed a contract to operate Long Island Bus next year, a Nassau County spokesperson told Newsday today. But the details of the contract have been kept under wraps, even as the Nassau County…


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Is Nassau Ignoring Federal Regulations on LI Bus?

The Federal Transit Administration requires that recipients of FTA funds – like Nassau County – analyze whether major changes to their transit systems have a discriminatory impact. Despite relatively clear intentions to make changes to its…





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Checking Up on South Jersey’s RiverLINE

Upon beginning service in 2004, the RiverLINE, New Jersey Transit’s 34-mile light-rail service between Trenton and Camden, was often reported to have been an expensive mistake. Critics cited the large construction cost overruns and posited that…



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Hudson Valley Smart Growth Update

Two non-Tappan-Zee stories from the Hudson Valley: Lewisboro Passes Complete Streets Policy On October 11, with a unanimous Town Board vote, Lewisboro became the first town in Westchester County to adopt a Complete Streets policy. Town…