Tappan Zee Meetings Continue Tonight, Thursday

This week, as stakeholders await the release of the Tappan Zee Bridge project’s final environmental impact statement, New York State’s informational campaign continues with two more community meetings about the span.

Since the bridge project was fast-tracked in October 2011, community members and elected officials have raised concerns about its inadequate transit component, the state’s questionable cost calculations, […]

Nassau County Transit Advisory Committee to Meet Thursday

This Thursday, August 2nd, at 4:15pm, Nassau County’s Transit Advisory Committee (TAC) is holding a public meeting at NICE’s office at 700 Commercial Avenue in Garden City, New York. Once again, the announcement was not made on NICE Bus’ website, nor were announcements seen at stations and bus stops around Nassau County […]

Nassau County Bus Crash Rate Has Improved Since January 1st [Revised]

Update 2: Tri-State took another look at bus accident data in Nassau County and determined that our initial conclusion, that accident rates were rising after NICE took over Nassau County’s bus system, was not based on the most up-to-date information available, and that it misinterpreted NICE Bus and MTA data on accident rates. We […]

Making Stamford’s Transit Center a Gateway to the City

The Stamford Transportation Center is a 10-minute walk from much of the city's downtown and south end, but doesn't act as the welcoming gateway it could be. | Image: Stamford Transportation Center Master Plan.

Just a short walk away from the city’s central business district, the Harbor Point development, and green affordable housing, Stamford’s Transportation […]

New York Lends an Ear to Lower Hudson—Will It Hear Calls for Transit?

Brian Conybeare, formerly a News 12 anchor, has joined the state's Tappan Zee team | Photo: Albany Watch

In response to public concern about the lack of information on the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, Cuomo administration officials have begun reaching out to the Lower Hudson Valley community, responding to questions about the project’s […]

Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

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

Winners

The East Hartford Bike to Work Challenge took place in a community that's becoming much more cyclist-friendly | Photo: Hartford Courant

The MTA—By continuing to identify cost savings and higher ridership revenues, the largest public transportation agency […]

Reminder: Tappan Zee Meetings Today and Tomorrow

Lower Hudson Valley residents continue to ask questions about the state’s replacement plans for the Tappan Zee Bridge, and rightfully so. The lack of a solid financing strategy, an inadequate transit component, and questionable cost estimates for bus rapid transit have all attracted attention among residents and policymakers.

At community meetings tonight and tomorrow, […]

With Millions on the Table, Communities to Speak Out on Sustainability Plan

The Mid-Hudson Sustainability Planning Consortium has kicked off an ambitious smart growth planning process to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and the community’s got a chance to get involved.

A public meeting about the process, dubbed the Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan, will be held at 6:30pm on Monday, July 30th, and […]

New Jersey Receives Federal Funds for Bus Fleet Upgrades, BRT

Senator Lautenberg at today's press conference | Photo: The Jersey Journal

Today, New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, and Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano brought some good news to NJ Transit bus riders. At a press conference in Hoboken, the group announced […]

NYC Receives Key Permit for Equitable Solid Waste Management Plan

Yesterday, New York City announced that it had won a key federal permit for its proposed East River waste transfer station at 91st Street.

The approval is a major step forward for the widely-supported Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), a City Council-ratified initiative that aims to create a fair garbage and recycling processing system in […]