A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
NY State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Dilan — Squadron and Dilan sent a letter to the MTA and hosted a rally with the Riders Alliance calling for better G Train service. Less than a month later, the MTA announced it would execute a full assessment of the line, which is notorious for poor service.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce — The Chamber is calling on Congress to increase the federal gas tax and index it to inflation.
NYSDOT and Niagara Falls — The New York State Department of Transportation will convert a two-mile section of the Robert Moses Parkway into a boulevard, reconnecting Niagara Falls’ Main Street with its waterfront.
NJ Transit — The agency erected a fence at Teterboro station to prevent people from crossing the tracks. Now commuters coming from the Hasbrouck Heights side of the Pascack Valley rail line face a longer, more dangerous walk along Route 46, a four-lane divided highway.