A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
NYSDOT – The New York State Department of Transportation won’t widen Route 25 in Smithtown because the plan is “no longer compatible with the… traffic-calming measures” that were implemented on the road last year. NYSDOT also finally approved a pedestrian crossing island on Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway and will soon commence a study of 38 intersections along the deadly corridor.
New Haven resident Erin Gustafson and Alderman Doug Hausladen – Gustafson and Hausladen worked with the City to create a raised intersection to help calm traffic at a dangerous New Haven crossroads. The project will be financed by the City and Yale University.
Jack Nata and Jim Saunders — Nata, Newark’s traffic and signals manager, and Saunders, who represents a traffic camera manufacturer, penned a column that separates the facts from the fallacies about red light cameras.
University of Dayton — The University is launching a program that will provide free bikes to 100 students who pledge not to bring a car to campus during their first two years.
NJSEA — A judge “scolded” the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority for its assertion that the American Dream Meadowlands mega-project won’t have an “adverse effect” on football game day traffic.
Long Island Rail Road, copper wire thieves and commuters — Forty-three Long Island Rail Road trains were delayed on Friday morning because thieves stole 144 feet of copper wire from a rail connection between the Woodside and Sunnyside stations.