Winners and Losers: Tappan Zee Edition

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino stood up for transit on the bridge | Photo: robastorino.com

Each week, Tri-State lists the region’s heroes and villains of transportation and development. Today, at the close of the public comment period for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, we present a special installment of […]

ConnDOT Studying Corridor Congestion Pricing

ConnDOT Commissioner Jim Redeker's agency is studying congestion pricing.

In a major step towards a more sustainable transportation policy, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has announced that it will conduct a $1.4 million study of congestion pricing along the I-95 corridor between Greenwich and New Haven. An additional $800,000 study will examine road […]

Groups Sue Over NJ DEP Waiver Rule

In response to the March 8 adoption of a controversial rule change by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), 27 environmental and labor groups have filed suit against the agency.

Governor Christie's push to eliminate "regulatory burdens" has lead to concerns about separation of powers

The change, which would allow the agency […]

Do the Tappan Zee DEIS’ Alternatives Meet the Project’s Purpose and Needs?

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In January, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. Despite popular demand for better public transit in the I-287 corridor, the project’s DEIS makes few provisions for public transportation in the Lower Hudson Valley. Many residents want a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, and Tri-State has set up a website to advocate for BRT’s place in the project. With the March 30 public comment deadline approaching, the call for transit has sounded loud and clear.

This is the fifth and final installment of a series of Mobilizing the Region posts that explain why the state is wrong to conclude that the Tappan Zee should be built without bus rapid transit. Today, we examine why a bridge without public transit cannot fulfill the purpose of the project, as defined by the state in the DEIS.

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Albany Dispatch: The Budget Deal

Barring a major setback, Albany lawmakers will pass an on-time budget for the second consecutive year. Many vital details have emerged for transportation and sustainable development advocates.

The budget deal distributes tax revenues more equitably across New York, helping out upstate systems like NFTA

The MTA Capital Plan

Following a Senate budget resolution […]

Reminder: Brooklyn Gateway Transportation Workshop on Saturday

Potential changes to G train service could transform Brooklyn's transportation patterns | Photo: New York Times

This Saturday, March 31, Tri-State, New York City Council Member Letitia James, the Boerum Hill Association, the Park Slope Civic Council, and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council will host a workshop on Brooklyn’s transportation system.

With the G train’s […]

Prudential Amends Transit Hub Tax Credit Application

Military Park Station | Photo: Wikipedia

Prudential Financial is seeking to amend its application for a $250.8 million Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit (UTHTC), which originally proposed to build a new office near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center by Newark Penn Station. The change to the request comes as a bill to extend the […]

Public Hearing on Pedestrian/Cyclist Pathway in Rye

Rye's planned sharrows could be joined by a bicyclist/pedestrian pathway from the Metro-North station to Playland Park

In Rye, NY—where sharrows will be coming to Forest Avenue—pedestrians and cyclists may soon have more to celebrate.

Tomorrow at 7p.m., at Rye City Hall, the Planning Department of the County of Westchester will host a […]

Winners and Losers

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

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Representative Tim Bishop introduced the Senate's transportation bill to the House

G train advocates—Anticipating the potential closure of the G train’s last five south Brooklyn stops in 2013-14, likely Mayoral Candidate Bill de […]

More Hudson Valley Communities Call for Transit on Tappan Zee

Tarrytown and New Rochelle recently joined the growing ranks of municipalities including Yonkers, Dobbs Ferry, Wesley Hills, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson and Croton-on-Hudson, as well as the North Westchester Energy Action Consortium (members shown in blue) in passing resolutions in support of transit in the Tappan Zee project.

While the state moves forward with pile driving […]