Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

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

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 in tri-state transportation news.

Winners

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.

New York City Councilmember David Greenfield — Greenfield introduced legislation intended to improve the removal of snow and ice from the City’s pedestrian bridges, which often go uncleared.

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.

Losers

NYPD — No motorists have been arrested or charged in any of the three recent curb-jumping incidents that took the lives of two women and seriously injured a man.

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.

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