Complete Streets Policies Sweeping Across New Jersey

It was a banner week last week for sustainable transportation advocates in New Jersey.  Both Essex and Mercer Counties approved complete streets policies joining Monmouth County to become the second and third counties in New Jersey to adopt a complete streets policy.  So far, New Jersey boasts 26 municipalities and 3 counties with complete streets policies, […]

Winners and Losers

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NJ Transit’s River Line—Despite continuing service reductions due to damage from Hurricane Irene, ridership on the Camden-Trenton light rail line has risen significantly from this time last year.

The City of Hoboken—According to Hoboken’s Facebook page, the city is starting to stripe […]

TIFIA Loan Denial Shows Need to Improve Tappan Zee Project

The Tappan Zee Bridge | Photo: Brett Weinstein

According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), five projects were invited to advance to the next stage of the TIFIA program and the Tappan Zee was not among them. New York State had applied for a $2 billion TIFIA loan to help […]

New Government Report: New Jersey Transportation Fund Is Broker Than Broke

New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund is coming up against its bond cap | Chart: New Jersey Office of Legislative Services

Years of borrowing and a failure to raise the gas tax for over 20 years has led New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF)—established in 1984 to fund transportation capital projects—to be engulfed in […]

New Haven Applies for Bike Share Grant

Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C. has a 97% farebox recovery ratio; if New Haven gets funding for its own, it expects roughly the same | Photo: flickr/zcopley

At Tri-State’s April 11 Sustainable Streets forum, New Haven Director of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Jim Travers told attendees that his city was looking into a […]

Tri-State Urges Federal Funding for Long Island Transit Systems

Remapped bus bays in Hempstead, the result of NICE Bus' service changes. CMAQ funds could be used to mitigate these cuts.

Yesterday, Tri-State submitted comments opposing the deletion of a crucial item from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): $2.625 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding that […]

Nassau County to Hold Meeting on NICE Bus

Riders board the NICE Bus at the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center

Tomorrow, April 25, Nassau County’s Bus Transit Committee will host a public meeting beginning at 4p.m. At the event, officers will be elected, the committee will “attend to other organizational issues,” and Veolia, which assumed control over the county’s bus system on […]

State Lawmakers, City Officials Unveil Bus Regulation Bill

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver backs legislation to regulate the intercity bus industry | Photo: assembly.ny.state.us

In 2009, Tri-State released a report on improving New York City’s booming intercity bus business, which, over the past decade, has significantly altered the way that people travel between the metropolises of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. Now, New […]

Winners and Losers

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Senator Golden has reintroduced legislation that protects the funds that keep New York State's transit running | Photo: NYSenate.gov

Assemblyman James Brennan (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn)—After a bill to safeguard New York’s transit funding was defanged late last […]

Dispatch from Albany: Speed Cameras and the Transit Lockbox Redux

Assemblywoman Glick has introduced legislation that would bring speed cams to New York City

Legislators returned to Albany this week after a two-week hiatus, and with less than 30 session days left between now and the end of the legislative year, advocates and politicians got to work immediately.

Speed Camera Lobby Day

On Tuesday, […]