A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — Governor Cuomo announced a $40 million plan to replace two miles of the four-lane Robert Moses Parkway in Niagara Falls with a park.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy — Governor Malloy was an instrumental proponent of CTfastrak leading up to its launch. Now, after one year of operation, CTfastrak has served more than 3 million riders.
NJ Transit bus commuters — The Port Authority committed to building a new bus terminal in Manhattan, ensuring a one-seat ride for many New Jersey commuters.
Long Island Rail Road riders — Late, cancelled and terminated LIRR trains cost riders 1,852,778 hours in lost time and $106,071,541 in lost economic productivity last year.
New York City bicyclists — In its 2016 bike map, the city Department of Transportation incorrectly marked several streets as having bike lanes where there are none, and failed to update upper Central Park’s car-free hours. Citi Bike also plans to take 1,000 bikes out of circulation for “a few weeks” to inspect and repair faulty forks.
New Jersey Transit — The agency is now facing a $57 million budget deficit less than one year after hiking fares by 9 percent to close a $56 million gap.
Madonna — Celebrities, they’re just like us: they feel entitled to free parking, too!