Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Carries Support for Buses into Budget

Westchester County Bee-Line bus

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a vocal champion in support of bus transit in the I-287 corridor and on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project, carried this support for buses into his recently released 2013 Proposed Operating Budget.  For the second consecutive year, the County Executive keeps Bee-Line Bus […]

New House Transportation Chairman Keeps Open Mind on Revenue, Rail

Shuster.

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.), who was confirmed this week as the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sent several signals that he may offer a more cooperative, less partisan model of leadership for the committee than his predecessor, Florida Rep. John Mica.

Shuster told reporters yesterday that Congress needed […]

Wednesday Winners (And Losers)

Winners:

Buffalo-area Congressman Brian Higgins

Congressman Brian Higgins—US Congressman Higgins and Buffalo-area advocates are slowly convincing NYSDOT to support the teardown of Buffalo’s aging I-81 “Skyway.”  Rep. Higgins has vocally advocated for the removal of the 1.5 mile elevated highway seeing it as a potential catalyst for economic growth and […]

Livable Streets Advance Thanks to CT Advocates, Municipalities

Source: Sacramento Press. New Haven advocates are trying to 'crowd-fund' a bike corral like this one.

Some good news for bicycle and livable community advocates has been coming out of Connecticut over the past few weeks:

Thanks to the efforts of the Fairfield Bike-Walk Coalition, the Town of Fairfield will be getting its […]

We’d Be More Thankful If…

Turkeys dodging traffic on Staten Island.

Last week, Tri-State gave thanks for smart transportation policy that occurred throughout the region in 2012.  During our tryptophan-induced naps, however, we dreamed about what more can be done to make sustainable transportation advocates even more thankful in 2013.  What if…

The developer of American Dream Meadowlands […]

What We’re Thankful For in 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before we got down to business on our tofurkey, meatloaf trains, and other, more normal Thanksgiving treats, Tri-State’s staff gathered around the table and discussed what we’re thankful for in 2012:

NYC’s bike and pedestrian infrastructure—In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, when transit wasn’t running at full capacity and streets, bridges, […]

Sandy an Opportunity to Refocus New Jersey’s Transportation Priorities

Source: NJTransit. Damaged tracks between South Amboy and Matawan Stations

New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure got hit so hard by Superstorm Sandy that three weeks after the storm, the state is still reeling from the impacts.  The devastation delivers a key message–sustainable transportation investment and policies are needed to weather the next storm.  The […]

Federal Tax Discussion Could Create More Balanced Bicycle Commuter Act

The fiscal cliff tax discussion is complex but there is one relatively simple matter that can be addressed in the next few months: improving the little known commuter bike tax benefit. Buried deep in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act passed by Congress in 2008, is a benefit for those who commute to work by […]

Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan—Public Meetings on November 27 & 29

The Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan’s second set of public meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 PM in Kaplan Hall’s Great Room at SUNY Orange’s Newburgh Campus and Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 PM at the Westchester County Center.

The evenings will include presentations about the current draft of the Plan and allow […]

Save the Date! December 10th is Transit for CT’s Transportation Funding Forum

Basso. | Photo via AASHTO.

Under Governor Malloy, Connecticut has taken significant steps towards improving its transportation infrastructure, particularly public transportation. But there’s still much more to be done, including fully implementing the New Haven-Springfield rail project, increasing investment in public transit, and bringing the state’s roads and bridges into a state of […]