A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and ConnDOT — With the help of elected officials in Washington D.C., the Connecticut Department of Transportation secured $10 million in TIGER funding for a new platform at New Haven’s State Street Station.
L train riders — The MTA is adding more L train service on nights and weekends to accommodate increased demand.
NJ Transit – The transit agency is doubling capacity on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains on weekday evenings in response to feedback from riders.
Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner — All five of the Democratic candidates for NYC mayor who participated in Tuesday’s debate said they don’t support tolls on East River bridges.
The lunatic who drove the perimeter of Manhattan in 24 minutes — The idiotic driver of a BMW Z4 who goes by the online alias “AfroDuck” drove around the island of Manhattan at an average speed of 66 mph (and ran a red light along the way), but claims nobody else was endangered.
Residents of Dwasline Road in Clifton, NJ — Residents of the rural road, where a pedestrian was killed in 2003, have staunchly opposed adding sidewalks for fear that “such a project could… disfigure private property.”