Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

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

WINNERS

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — Before leading a memorial bike ride to honor two bicyclists killed by drivers in separate crashes last week, BP Adams called on the NYPD to further enforce the city’s 25 mph speed limit and to stop speculating about the cause of a crash before an investigation.

New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer — Councilmember Van Bramer called on Albany to increase New York City’s representation on the MTA Board of Directors.

Connecticut Representatives Cecilia Buck-Taylor and Angel Arce — Buck-Taylor and Arce successfully advocated to increase the maximum fine for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.

New Rochelle City Council — New Rochelle City Council unanimously approved legislation to revert Main and Huguenot Streets back to two-way traffic.

Pulaski Bridge bicyclists — The long-awaited Pulaski Bridge cycle track will open later this week.

LOSERS

NJ Transit — The agency’s new executive director, William Crosbie, has already backed out of the job, leaving NJ Transit without a permanent leader once again.

New York State Thruway Authority — The agency proposed borrowing an additional $850 million to fund the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement, but still has yet to release a plan for toll increases after 2020. The lack of a public tolling plan is seen as a credit negative in the bond market.

Subway riders — Still no word on where Governor Cuomo’s $7.3 billion MTA capital commitment will come from, and the system is literally falling apart.

1 Comment on "Wednesday Winners (& Losers)"

  1. Mr. Transit | April 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm |

    Maybe headlines for Councilmember Van Bramer but very little chance that the Senators, Assemblymembers and Governor in Albany would add New York City representatives to the MTA Board.

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