Winners and Losers

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone rightly acknowledges the need for improved transit service on Long Island | Photo:

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


New Haven, Connecticut—New Haven announced plans to introduce new, pedestrian-friendly wayfinding signage that will help walkers and cyclists get […]

New York State Improves Tappan Zee Project, But Must Do More

In what was called “breaking news” at last night’s News 12 town hall in Tarrytown, where attendees discussed the project to replace the Tappan Zee, New York State announced that it would dedicate a lane to buses on the new bridge, on day one—but only during rush hour. The announcement, made by Secretary to […]

Legislature Digs Deeper Transportation Funding Hole in the Garden State

New Jersey's transportation spending relies heavily on new debt this year.

With New Jersey’s state elections on the horizon in 2013, state taxpayers may look back on 2012 as a missed opportunity by current elected officials to identify a responsible transportation funding strategy. That’s because instead of exhibiting political courage and enacting a […]

Energy Project in Philadelphia Offers Lessons for Regional Transit Providers

Yesterday, the nation’s sixth-largest transit agency, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) demonstrated that it is possible to reduce energy consumption, lower harmful emissions, and increase operating revenue all with a single project.

At a ribbon-cutting event held in the Letterly Substation along Philadelphia’s busiest transit line, SEPTA representatives unveiled the “Wayside Energy Storage Project,” […]

Tappan Zee Transit Crucial to Hudson Valley Regional Goals

East-west transit is a crucial component of the Hudson Valley's regional agenda

Although the New York Times only turned its eye to the nuts and bolts of the new Tappan Zee Bridge project today, advocates, elected officials, and Hudson Valley residents have been working on the issue for years.

One of the more […]

Transportation Bill Deal May Be Close — But Will It Be a Good Deal?

With transportation bill talks reportedly "on the one- or two-yard line," input from Congressional leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer could be critical. | Photo: Senate.Gov.

With federal transportation policy set to expire on June 30, the conventional wisdom inside the beltway was that the Congressional conference committee negotiating a new transportation bill would […]

Winners and Losers

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


A small team of programmers has created a prototype for a real-time train-tracking application called

Nutley, New Jersey Mayor Al Petracco—Petracco […]

Dispatch from Albany: Legislative Session Closes

This session, New York City speed camera legislation did not pass, but it found a sponsor in Senator Lanza | Photo:

Yesterday, New York State’s legislative session closed quietly, with few late-night deals and almost no horse trading to speak of. After months of hard work, sustainable transportation advocates have several legislative […]

Advocacy Groups Call for Assembly Action on Transit Commuter Tax Benefit

Today, Tri-State, the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council, and Vision Long Island call on [pdf] the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee to release legislation that would fully restore the transit commuter tax benefit for New York State’s income taxes (an identical version of the bill has already passed the Senate). […]

Downtown New Haven Changes Attract Major Tenant

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy at the Alexion announcement | Photo: New Haven Independent

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that Alexion, a large biotech company currently based in Cheshire, Connecticut, will relocate its global headquarters to New Haven. Alexion is set to receive up to $51 million in incentives through Governor Malloy’s […]