New Analysis Identifies Most Dangerous Roads for Bicyclists in Southern New Jersey Counties

A new analysis from Tri-State has found that between 2001 and 2010, there were 7,830 bicycle crashes  in crashes in eight Southern New Jersey counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem). During this period there were 60 fatal crashes.

Based on bicyclist crashes per capita, TSTC found that Cape May County […]

Nassau Hurries Toward Bus Privatization — But There’s No Need to Rush

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On Monday, the Nassau County Legislature’s Rules Committee voted 4-3 to support a much-maligned bus contract between Nassau County and Veolia Transportation.  The contract now will be the subject of a public hearing next Monday, December 5, at 1:00 pm at the Nassau County Legislature.

According to […]

What We’re Thankful For in 2011

The MTA had this message for travelers in the region this year.

Looking back at the year in transportation advocacy reveals that there’s a lot to be thankful for:

Safer streets for all in New York State… In one of this year’s most inspirational stories, Long Island mother Sandi Vega became a citizen […]

Busway Offers New Transit Future for Connecticut

Governor Malloy and FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff at the signing agreement on Monday. (Photo: Scott Vargas/FoxCT)

Apparently 13 is a lucky number for Central Connecticut transit riders and businesses. That’s because after 13 years, Connecticut and the Federal Transit Administration have finally signed off on a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Hartford-New Britain […]

It’s Time to Latch New York’s Transit Lockbox

2010 MTA service cuts went into effect after hundreds of millions of dollars were diverted from the budget by Albany.

In June, the NY State Legislature passed “transit lockbox” legislation to make it harder for Albany politicians to redirect money from dedicated transit funds, as has been done in recent years. Months later, […]

Working for Safer Streets in Gloucester County, NJ

Patty Woodworth, Action Wheels Bike Shop owner and Anthony Preziosi, Gloucester County cyclist, discuss the need for pedestrian and bicyclist-focused road safety improvements with Mayor Harry R. Riskie of Woodbury, NJ.

Last Friday, Tri-State Transportation Campaign joined Action Wheels Bike Shop, Mayor Harry R. Riskie of Woodbury, NJ, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater […]

Region’s Senators Working to Roll Back “Transit Tax Hike”

Sen. Schumer held a press conference at Grand Central Terminal this month in support of extending tax benefits for transit commuters.

All six of the region’s senators are standing behind legislation to avoid an impending “transit tax hike” that would affect many commuters. Under federal law, commuters can use up to $230/month in pre-tax […]

TSTC, One Region Funders’ Group Make Grants Available for Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Stratford, CT was awarded $50,000 in the initial TSTC/One Region grant program in spring 2009. It was able to build upon that grant, winning a $250,000 state grant this year.

Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the One Region Funders’ Group announced they would accept proposals for a second round of their community assistance […]

New Report Finds Traffic Crashes More Costly than Congestion

The cost to society of traffic crashes is over three times that of congestion, according to a new report from AAA. The report makes a clear case for the importance of traffic safety projects – road, bike, and sidewalk improvements that typically cost less than road widenings sold to the public as congestion relievers (but […]

Hoboken Opens Its First Pedestrian Street

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and others open the Garden Street Mews.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the opening of Garden Street Mews — Hoboken’s first pedestrian street, and only the second of its kind in New Jersey, according to the city.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined by president of Bijou Properties Larry Bijou, architect Dean […]