A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in tri-state transportation news.
New York City — One of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first appointments has some strong transit credentials: Tony Shorris, who will be de Blasio’s First Deputy Mayor, is former director of NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and former Executive Director of Port Authority of NY & NJ.
New Haven, CT — The Elm City is moving forward with a wayfinding system that City officials hope will encourage people to walk more.
Port Authority of NY & NJ — The Port Authority’s Bayonne Bridge shuttle is no longer running — even though ridership has been increasing — so pedestrians and bicyclists trying to cross the Bayonne Bridge are out of luck.
Former New York Assemblymember Richard Brodsky — Brodsky has expressed opposition to a plan to put tolls on East River bridges — which is intended to balance the toll burden across all of New York City’s river crossings — because he believes it’s “fundamentally regressive,” as if the current system is not.