Leaving the City, but not for Your Parents’ Suburbs

Young families who leave cities are likely to seek walkable village-type settings with transit access. | Photo: NYTimes.com

It’s not news to anyone that young, urban couples sometimes have children and leave the city for the suburbs. The phenomenon seems to be so firmly embedded in our culture that an explanation of why [...]

Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

NY State Senators Daniel Squadron (left of podium) and Martin Dilan (right of podium) rallied with G Train riders in Williamsburg last month. Their efforts resulted in an MTA decision to conduct a full review of the line. | Photo: NYSenate.gov

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures [...]

Long Island Bus Riders’ Union to Host Public Forum

NICE riders are encouraged to provide feedback at the Long Island Bus Riders’ Union public forum on Thursday in Garden City. | Photo: Newsday

For Long Island transit users who have concerns about bus service or fare increases, there’s a new way to let your voice be heard.

The Long Island Bus Riders’ [...]

Federal Sequestration May Put Several Tri-State Area Projects at Risk

If a deal isn’t reached, sequestration could stall several projects in the region, including the Second Avenue Subway. | Photo: MTA

Looming federal spending cuts will put many transportation projects in peril unless President Obama and Congress can reach a compromise by this Friday. Also known as the “sequester,” this automatic cut of $85 [...]

Report Identifies Region’s Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians

With 1,242 needless pedestrian deaths from 2009 through 2011, more can — and should — be done to further protect pedestrians. | Image: Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Tri-State’s annual Most Dangerous Roads for Walking report  finds that 1,242 pedestrians were killed on Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York roads in the three years from [...]

PATCO Ridership Continues to Grow While Bridge Crossings Drop

A PATCO train enters Collingswood Station. Image Source: Bill Vogel

2012 PATCO ridership and bridge crossing data from the Delaware River Port Authority might mark the beginning of a new trend in South Jersey.  For the second year in a row, train ridership grew while driving decreased.

After the 2011 hike in bridge [...]

Lobby for Active Transportation in Albany Next Month

Advocates from throughout New York will descend upon Albany to lobby for active transportation.

Save the date for New Yorkers for Active Transportation’s (NY4AT) lobby day in Albany on March 13. NY4AT is a newly-formed coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non-motorized transportation, including complete streets, community multi-use trails [...]

Save the Date Again! BK Gateway Elected Official Panel Rescheduled

Third time is the charm! (We hope.)

Tri-State Transportation Campaign — in collaboration with the Office of New York City Council Member Letitia James, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Park Slope Civic Council, the Boerum Hill Association and Transportation Alternatives — will be hosting a panel discussion on the BK Gateway Vision [...]

Traffic Deaths Increase Nationwide in 2012 – First Increase since 2005

Safer for whom? The National Safety Council’s preliminary estimates show a 5 percent increase in motor vehicle fatalities in 2012, but does not differentiate between motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. | Image: National Safety Council

In recently-released preliminary data for 2012, the National Safety Council (NSC) finds that nationwide, motor vehicle fatalities increased five [...]

Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

Connecticut State Rep. Roland Lemar | Photo: House Democrats of Connecticut

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

Winners

NY Senator Charles Schumer – Senator Schumer is rightly qualifying his support for the Tappan Zee Bridge TIFIA loan on the unveiling of a financing plan by the New York [...]