A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas –The Houston-area agency overhauled its entire bus network, connecting residents to multiple business centers–not just downtown Houston. With the revamped system, over a million people will be within a half-mile walk of a high-frequency bus stop.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx — Secretary Foxx convened a meeting this week to jump-start the trans-Hudson Gateway tunnel project.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — Governor Cuomo did not attend yesterday’s meeting arranged by Secretary Foxx to discuss the Gateway project. The governor said there was “no reason to meet” unless the federal government offered grants, and not loans, to cover the costs.
New York Senator Tony Avella — Senator Avella criticized plans for a Flushing pedestrian plaza, claiming it would cause congestion and inconvenience drivers. The proposed space isn’t in his district, though, and the site’s actual elected representatives support the plan.