PATCO Posts Ridership Gains

A PATCO train travels across the Ben Franklin Bridge, from Philadelphia to New Jersey | Photo: Bob Snyder

During the first three quarters of 2011, transit ridership was up by 1.8% nationwide, but PATCO’s numbers rose even faster.

The South Jersey-Philadelphia commuter line’s ridership grew by 3.62% in 2011, a figure that even […]

Hearings Address Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Extension

A proposed Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension could go as far north as Tenafly | Map: NJ Transit

Four public hearings were held last week on the long-awaited draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for a proposed Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) extension.

The DEIS proposes to extend the HBLR, which currently operates in Hudson County […]

NYSDOT Commissioner’s Testimony Characterized as “Deliberate Opaqueness”

The Capitol | Photo: Matt H. Wade

Legislators grew frustrated with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald at a hearing last week, bristling at what Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) called her “almost deliberate opaqueness” during a session about the department’s proposed 2012-13 budget.

Governor Cuomo’s budget makes significant […]

Help Put a Bike Ramp on the Ben Franklin Bridge

The Delaware River Port Authority will meet on Wednesday to discuss adding a ADA-accessible bike and pedestrian ramp to the Ben Franklin Bridge, which connects Camden, New Jersey to downtown Philadelphia.

Without the ramp, which was promised by the DRPA in 2010, Philadelphia-bound cyclists must carry their bikes up three flights of […]

Megamall Project Rests on Shaky Foundations

American Dream Meadowlands | photo:

Even before the developers of American Dream Meadowlands (formerly “Xanadu“)—a hulking, still-half-built retail development currently lumbering towards completion in North Jersey—announced plans to add a theme park to the project, they had been ignoring a serious issue: how people would get there. TSTC recently pointed this out […]

Winners and Losers

Your weekly guide to heroic and villainous actions in tri-state transportation and development.


Metro-North's New Haven Line posted record ridership | photo: Wikimedia Commons


Alliance for Biking & Walking Releases 2012 Benchmarking Report

Federal funding chart

Graphic: Alliance for Biking and Walking

This week, the Alliance for Biking and Walking released its 2012 Benchmarking Report, and the timing is impeccable. As Streetsblog points out, the release coincides with the soon-to-appear national surface transportation bill, and in the tri-state region, it comes just after state legislatures have gotten into full swing. With statistics, case studies and loads of other resources, the Benchmarking Report shows legislators where the nation’s biking and walking infrastructure stands.

After the jump, TSTC presents some of the report’s most interesting figures.

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TSTC Preliminary Comments on Tappan Zee DEIS Released

TSTC has released preliminary comments on the Tappan Zee replacement project’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).

The release is reproduced below, and there is also a .pdf available here.

TSTC’s preliminary review has found a number of issues with the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Among them are:

The […]

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released For Tappan Zee Project

The Tappan Zee Bridge | photo: rockinfree, via flickr

The draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge replacement has been released. The DEIS’ public comment period, which ends on March 15, gives New Yorkers a chance to voice their opinions on the project. For the past decade, Lower Hudson […]

North Westchester Energy Action Consortium Calls on State to Include Transit as Part of Tappan Zee Project

The North Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC), a group representing 14 Westchester municipalities and their 230,000 residents, has followed the lead of the town of Hastings-on-Hudson in passing a resolution that calls on “Governor Cuomo, the New York State Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Authority to restore dedicated […]