LIRR Online Ticketing Pilot Program a Hole in One

Long Island Rail Road conductor Edward Doerrbecker Jr. scans a customer's ticket | Photo: John Splotore, LIRR

A Long Island Rail Road online ticketing pilot program that allowed Barclays Tournament attendees to buy train tickets online was a “huge success,” according to LIRR President Helena Williams, and the agency is working towards a […]

Bridgeport Awarded Funds for Bike Share, Multi-Use Trail Extension

Bridgeport cyclists like this one will soon be able to ride safely from Beardsley Park to downtown | Photo: CTPost.com

Yesterday, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the City of Bridgeport would receive $1.6 million in federal funds for bike projects, allowing the area to move forward with plans for a bike […]

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Tony Danza voiced his support for bike share and public transit this week | Photo: twitter.com/tonydanza

ConnDOT—Earlier this month, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail project received a “finding of no significant impact” statement in response to its environmental assessment, bringing the region […]

Borough of Dunellen Named Most Recent Transit Village in New Jersey

Yesterday's Transit Village designation announcement lays the groundwork to encourage new businesses and residents to locate to Dunellen’s downtown, a short walk from the Dunellen train station.

Yesterday, at a press conference on the platform of the Dunellen, New Jersey rail station, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno officially announced that the Borough of Dunellen has become the 26th […]

Save the Date: October 5th Bus Rapid Transit Symposium on Long Island

Proposed Bus Rapid Transit system in action along Rockville Pike in Maryland Source: MDOT

Tri-State Transportation Campaign, in partnership with United States Senator Chuck Schumer, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, the Town of Babylon, Vision Long Island, the Melville Chamber of Commerce, the Long […]

NHHS Rail Project Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor | Image: ConnDOT

Earlier this month, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) rail project took a major step forward when the initiative’s lead federal agency cleared its tier one environmental assessment, which examined plans to dramatically improve train infrastructure from New Haven, Connecticut to Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tri-State has long supported the project, which would […]

Judge Strikes Down Vital MTA Funding Source, Threatening State’s Economic Health

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' office was "pleased that the judge found the payroll tax unconstitutional;" the Senator's office told MTR that it had not discussed the future of MTA funding | Image: nysenate.gov

The payroll mobility tax, a vital funding source for the MTA, has been struck down by New York State […]

Is New York State’s Federal Trails Funding in Jeopardy?

[A previous version of this article stated that New York State was considering opting out of the Recreational Trails Program, which was eliminated under MAP-21. In fact, RTP was merged into Transportation Alternatives funding under MAP-21, but recreational trails funding remains an explicit set-aside underneath the TA umbrella].

Yesterday, Parks & Trails New York warned […]

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New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm helped turn a controversial pedestrian plaza into a widely-embraced community space | Photo: council.nyc.gov

County Executives Rob Astorino, Scott Vanderhoef, and MaryEllen Odell—In the face of growing pressure to sign on to a Tappan […]

NYC Sustainable Streets Index Shows Safety, Economic Benefits of Pedestrian-Friendly Projects

The area targeted by NYCDOT's "Broadway: Union Square" project | Graphic: NYCDOT

The New York City Department of Transportation’s Sustainable Streets Index (SSI) [pdf], released yesterday, is an annual progress report that takes stock of transportation trends and is a vital document in evaluating the utility of the city’s different transportation initiatives. In addition […]