A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer — James, Van Bramer and 24 other councilmembers called on Albany to lift restrictions on operating hours and the number of speed cameras within city boundaries.
LIRR riders — The MTA recently approved a $57 million contract that will speed up the planned Hicksville station overhaul by more than a year.
NYC beachgoers — The MTA announced expanded weekend subway and bus service to Rockaway and Orchard Beaches this summer.
Motivate — Last Wednesday, Citi Bike riders took 53,215 trips, breaking the system’s daily ridership record.
New Jersey Legislature and Governor Chris Christie — There are just 30 days left until the Transportation Trust Fund goes broke.
Connecticut — Since 2012, greenhouse gas emissions in the Nutmeg State have risen 4.4 percent.
New York City bicyclists — The NYPD has been allowing churchgoers “to park where they please” on Sunday mornings–including in bike lanes.