Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.

WINNERS

South Orange, NJ — The village received a $1 million grant through the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program to complete its River Greenway Project, a .7-mile biking and walking trail which will connect users to the village center and the South Orange train station.

Ulster County, NY — A new bus route connecting Kingston to the Poughkeepsie train station will start running next month.

Bronx Design and Construction Academy students — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority received a federal grant to create a program preparing high school juniors and seniors at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy for careers in transportation, design and construction.

West Side subway ridersIt’s official! The 7 train will begin running to the new station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue on Sunday, September 13 at 1 p.m.

New Haven, CT — The city debuted bright green bike lanes just in time for goNewHavengo, a citywide, month-long initiative encouraging commuters to walk, bike or ride transit to work.

LOSERS

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson — Thompson failed to file any charges against the three drivers who killed two pedestrians and one cyclist in Brooklyn last month.

Staten Island pedestrians – Pedestrian death rates haven’t fallen on Staten Island like they have elsewhere in New York City. Now Borough President James Oddo is calling for wider roads.

Long Island Rail Road riders — Due to a power outage east of the East River Tunnels, LIRR commuters endured over 90 minutes of delays this morning.

1 Comment on "Wednesday Winners (& Losers)"

  1. Rob Durchola | September 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm |

    Re: South Orange – The South Orange train station is IN the village center. The trail may connect other parts of the Village to the Center, including the train station; but it does not connect the Center to the Station.

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