New Jersey Walking and Cycling Advocates to Convene in February

The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, in partnership with the Voorhees Transportation Center, will be hosting the 4th Annual New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit on Saturday, February 23 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. This year’s summit is expected to be twice the size of the 2012 [...]

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

Secretary LaHood worked tirelessly to make our transportation network more balanced during his time at USDOT. Source: jimsbikeblog.wordpress.com

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USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood – After four years of advocating for non-motorized transportation, transportation funding that supports livable [...]

Could Cuomo’s Budget Bring More Bus Service to Long Island?

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget delivers good news for Long Island’s bus riders. If adopted by the Legislature, downstate bus systems would share $23.5 million in increased transit operating funds. An analysis of the new transit funding in the executive budget, conducted by the New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA), found that this 9.16% [...]

No Plan, No Problem: NYSTA Board Authorizes $500 Million in Borrowing for New TZB Construction

The proposed Tappan Zee Bridge still lacks a financing plan. (Source: Transportation Nation)

Last Thursday, the NYS Thruway Authority announced that it will be borrowing $500 million to pay for the initial construction phases of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. Unfortunately, the state still has not outlined a plan to pay back [...]

Tri-State Analysis Used in New Wisconsin Report

A new report from WISPIRG uses data from a Tri-State analysis. | Image: WISPIRG.org

A new report from the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group Foundation (WISPIRG), Highway Boom, Budget Bust, uses TSTC’s Tracking State Transportation Dollars analysis to show that Wisconsin’s highway expansion plans are out-of-line with the needs of Wisconsinites.

TSTC’s Wisconsin analysis [...]

Where’s the Outrage Over Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths?

Subway deaths have prompted calls for hearings and investigations, yet fatalities caused by reckless driving get little attention from elected officials. | Photo: Gothamist

Elected officials are outraged over the spate of recent deaths in MTA subway stations. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has called upon the MTA to “conduct an in-depth investigation” [...]

Cuomo’s Executive Budget Offers Improvements, but Misses Some Opportunities

Governor Cuomo’s 2013-14 budget proposal was introduced Tuesday. | Photo: Business Council of New York State

It will take some time to parse through the details of Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2013-2014 executive budget, but a quick look reveals some good news:

a modest boost to operating revenues for downstate transit a one-year redistribution [...]

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Congressman (and bicycling champion) Tom Petri (R-WI) was recently named chair of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee. | Image: America Bikes

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

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New Jersey light rail commuters — Want to know when the next NJ Transit [...]

Municipalities and Smart Growth Leaders Look Toward New Jersey’s Future

The 2013 NJ Future Redevelopment Forum takes place on Friday, March 1. | Image: NJ Future

New Jersey Future will hold its annual Redevelopment Forum, a major event for municipalities, developers and smart growth advocates, on Friday, March 1. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in New [...]

New Report: A Third Track on the Main Line Is Key to Long Island’s Economy

The two-track Main Line is the spine of the LIRR, but the political support to build a third track is badly needed. | Map: Regional Plan Association

A January 2013 report by the Regional Plan Association and the Long Island Index, “How the Long Island Rail Road Could Shape the Next Economy,” is reviving [...]