A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito — In her East Harlem rezoning plan, Mark-Viverito recommended eliminating parking minimums.
New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer — Councilmember Van Bramer installed a homemade stop sign at 46th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City alongside parents and students from P.S. 78 after the Department of Transportation declined Van Bramer’s request for one last year.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc and Wethersfield Mayor Paul Montinieri — The three mayors urged the Connecticut legislature to pass a constitutional amendment securing transportation funds.
East Haven, CT residents Sajjad and Ali Chaudhary — After witnessing a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in New Haven on Monday, the Chaudharys followed the driver and detained him until police arrived.
Citizens Budget Commission — The CBC called on New York lawmakers to reject a proposal giving Thruway drivers a tax credit on tolls.
New York City Councilmember David Greenfield — At the City Council Transportation Committee Budget hearing today, Councilmember Greenfield complained that speeding drivers in his district received speeding tickets.
Long Island Rail Road riders – Declining for the third year in a row, LIRR’s on-time performance in 2015 was its worst since 2000.