State Asks for 4th Extension on Tappan Zee Document Delivery

On February 3, 2012, Tri-State sought state documents related to the environmental impact statement for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. Today, 111 days after that request, the organization got word that the state needs another 28 calendar day extension. This is the fourth such extension request.

Re: FOIL Request […]

Coalition Announces Campaign to Connect Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania Trails

The Circuit, a bi-state, multi-use trail network in southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia

Today, Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and New Jersey State Assemblyman Angel Fuentes of Camden joined a coalition of leading foundations, public agencies, and non-profits (including Tri-State) to announce a campaign to complete a bi-state, multi-use trail network [pdf] in southern […]

While New York State Thruway Authority Considers Toll Hike, Tappan Zee Financing Remains Unclear

NYSTA's proposed toll hike offers no clues about the financing of the Tappan Zee Bridge's replacement | Photo: Brett Weinstein

Yesterday, the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) moved towards implementing a 45% toll hike for some commercial vehicles with more than three axles. NYSTA could implement the change as soon as […]

Tri-State: Suffolk County Must Meet Transportation Needs of Low-Income, Elderly Populations

Suffolk County's low-income and elderly populations rely on public transportation | Photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Newsday

This month, Tri-State was invited to testify at the Suffolk County legislature’s Welfare to Work Commission hearings on poverty in suburbia. In testimony at the hearing, Tri-State Policy Director Ryan Lynch focused his comments [pdf] on the almost […]

New TSTC-AARP Report: Seniors, Low-Income New Yorkers Hit Hard by Transit Cuts

Source: National Transit Database

Funding cuts to non-MTA public transportation occurring between 2008 and 2011 have had a negative impact on transportation options for elderly and low-income New Yorkers, according to the results of a groundbreaking new report released by AARP and Tri-State today.

The study examined five public transit systems across New York […]

Dispatch from Albany: Speed Camera Legislation Advances

Speed camera legislation, sponsored by Senator Lanza and Assemblywoman Glick, is moving through the legislature | Photo: nysenate.gov

Last week, Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) introduced a slightly modified version (S7481) of the speed camera legislation (A7737) sponsored by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan). In response, Assemblywoman Glick has amended the language in her […]

Senate Transportation Bill Offers Steps Forward for Transit in the Region

The federal House-Senate conference committee negotiating the details of the federal transportation bill is “making very good progress,” conference chair Sen. Barbara Boxer said at a Washington press conference this week. But this optimism could prove unfounded if talks break down over pedestrian and bicycle safety funding, the Keystone XL pipeline, or any number of […]

Winners and Losers

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

Winners

Tri-State Policy Director Ryan Lynch presents a grant certificate to Norwalk Mayor Richard A. Moccia | Photo: Tad Diesel/Norwalk Redevelopment Agency

Norwalk, CT; Brookhaven, NY; Flushing, NY; and Mamaroneck, NY—The One Region Funders’ Group and Tri-State have announced the awarding […]

One Region Funders’ Group, TSTC Announce Community Assistance Grants for Transit-Oriented Development in Connecticut, Downstate New York

TSTC and One Region present a grant in Norwalk. L-R: John Chamberlain of the Housing Development Fund of Connecticut; Karen Brown of the Fairfield County Community Foundation; Nicole Chevalier of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Emil Albanese, Chair of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency; Norwalk Mayor Richard A. Moccia; Ryan Lynch and Steven Higashide of TSTC. | Photo: Tad Diesel/Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.

This week, the One Region Funders’ Group and Tri-State Transportation Campaign announced four grants that will help municipalities and development agencies in downstate New York and Connecticut pursue innovative and equitable transit-oriented development. As it did in 2009, the Transit-Centered Development Grant Program supports projects that will help grow our region in a more sustainable manner. This year’s grantees are a diverse group, and the chosen projects reflect different ways that transit-oriented development can help foster affordable housing, walkable communities, and neighborhood revitalization. » Continue reading…

Connecticut Breaks Ground on Busway

Governor Dannel P. Malloy speaks at the groundbreaking | Photo: Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Yesterday, Connecticut broke ground on a 9.4 mile bus rapid transit project that promises to help revitalize the state’s economy and ensure a more sustainable future for Connecticut.

In addition to the groundbreaking, the project, previously known as the New Britain-Hartford […]