A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
Suffolk County Legislator Thomas Barraga — In response to a pedestrian and cyclist fatality occurring within one week of each other on County Road 13, one of Suffolk County’s most dangerous roads for walking, Legislator Barraga wrote a letter to the Suffolk County Department of Public Works urging them to conduct a study to improve traffic safety along the corridor.
Manhattan bus riders — The MTA’s real-time bus tracking system BusTime debuted in Manhattan this week.
Transit agencies across America — Thanks to the shutdown of the federal government, the Federal Transit Administration is unable to process grants for local transit agencies.
New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport area drivers – The roads in and around these Connecticut cities were ranked among the worst in the nation, costing drivers more than $500 each annually in New Haven and $669 each in the Stamford-Bridgeport area.