Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

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

Winners

New Haven Transportation, Traffic and Parking Director Jim Travers — New Haven’s chief transportation policy maker has been a champion for safe cycling infrastructure, and has most recently touted the installation of the City’s first bike corral last week, and continues efforts to build out the City’s cycling infrastructure.

Village of Valley Stream, NY and Envision Valley Stream — The Nassau County village adopted a Complete Streets resolution this week, largely as a result of strong local advocacy from Envision Valley Stream.

Morris Township and Morristown, NJ — The Morris Township Committee and Morristown elected officials are working across municipal boundaries to fill gaps in the area’s sidewalk network.

Danbury Branch Metro-North commuters — Commuters on the Danbury Branch should expect more frequent service by the end of 2013 thanks to a new centralized control system.

Losers

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission — Because of a computer glitch, TLC failed to suspend or revoke the licenses of nearly 4,500 of New York City’s worst cab drivers, including Mohammed Himon, who should not have been behind the wheel when he jumped a Midtown curb and severed the leg of a British tourist.

Teaneck Township, NJ — Township Manager William Broughton, Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen and Council Members Elie Katz and Mark Schwartz want to widen Route 4 from two lanes to three. Instead, they should address congestion with pedestrian and transit improvements before they go about accommodating more vehicular traffic.

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