A Wish List for Governor Cuomo’s Upcoming Executive Budget

The 2013-14 Executive Budget is an opportunity for Governor Cuomo to bring New York’s transportation infrastructure into the 21st century. | Image: NYTimes.com

Governor Cuomo will give his State of the State address on January 9, providing the first peek at his 2013-2014 Executive Budget. In case he’s looking for suggestions, Tri-State Transportation [...]

Sandy Relief Bill Would Help Region Prepare for the Future

Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars of damage to transportation systems in the tri-state area. Pictured: A section of NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line after the storm. | Photo: NJ Transit.

Congress has begun debating a $60 billion funding package that would rebuild and strengthen the tri-state region’s battered infrastructure in the wake of [...]

Suffolk County Commission on Poverty Calls for Expanded Bus Service

In order to serve Suffolk’s seniors and low-income population, the County must look to the State for increased support for expanding and making permanent Sunday bus service. | Photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Newsday

In a report released last week, the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission called for $5 million to support the permanent expansion of [...]

Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

The PATH station in Hoboken was open for service today for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. | Photo: Aristede Economopoulos (The Star-Ledger)

Winners

Hoboken commuters – The Hoboken PATH station opened Wednesday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. Hoboken has had an especially difficult recovery; without commuters headed to and from the station, [...]

State to Shoulder Thruway Costs to Make Way for TZB

The latest step in the Governor Cuomo’s march toward building a new Tappan Zee Bridge was taken yesterday when the New York State Thruway Authority’s Board of Directors accepted Tappan Zee Constructor’s $3.1 billion bid to replace the existing transit-less span with two new, wider transit-less spans. When accounting for additional costs that include [...]

New Analysis Identifies Most Dangerous Roads for Bicyclists in Northern New Jersey Counties

Although some Northern New Jersey communities are working hard to make their streets safer for cyclists, many roads remain perilous for those on two wheels. TSTC’s new analysis, Northern New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Roads for Biking, highlights the 19,551 bicycle (bicycle and vehicle) crashes in 13 Northern New Jersey counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, [...]

New Haven Open to Additional Traffic Calming as Route 34 Project Advances

New Haven’s plans for Downtown Crossing have been criticized for replacing the highway with boulevards that will be too wide and dangerous to cross. The design of Phase 1 of the project includes roads with as many as 5 traffic lanes at intersections. Team members expressed a willingness to revisit this and other [...]

When Bicyclist and Pedestrian Fatalities Increase, Shouldn’t Investment Follow?

Source: Streetsblog.org Investments in cycling and walking infrastructure not only save lives, but save money in the long run.

Bicyclists and pedestrian fatalities were up nationally in 2011, according to newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2011 annual report on traffic fatalities. This increase in fatalities comes as [...]

Connecticut Officials, TOD Advocates Tour New Jersey’s Transit Villages

Kathleen Prunty of the Cranford Downtown Management Corporation (far left) explained the township’s successful transit-oriented development projects on Monday. | Photo: TSTC.

Interest in transit-oriented development (TOD) within Connecticut has rarely been higher. After releasing TOD grants to several cities and towns last year, the state has also moved forward on a TOD [...]

Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy at a ribbon cutting for the Grove Street bike lane in April. Healy recently announced a plan to install 54.7 more miles of bike routes. | Photo: nj.com

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in Tri-State transportation news.

Winners

Connecticut Governor Dannel [...]