A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York Assemblymember Jim Brennan — Assemblymember Brennan penned a letter with 35 other state lawmakers asking Governor Cuomo to “make good on [his] promise” to contribute $7.3 billion to the MTA capital program.
New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards — Councilmember Richards called on NYC DOT to install safety upgrades at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and Sunrise Highway in Rosedale, where a 16-year-old girl was fatally struck by a hit-and-run van driver last week.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. — BP Diaz included a dedicated bike lane along Grand Concourse among his policy goals for 2016.
New York City Councilmember Vincent Gentile — Councilmember Gentile proposed a bill suspending parking meters on all legal holidays, amounting to 40 days a year compared to the current six.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy — When asked about induced traffic caused by widening Interstate 95 on the radio show Where We Live, the governor told host John Dankosky, “I think you repeated a talking point that folks who don’t want to invest in highways frequently use.”