Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

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

WINNERS

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.

LOSERS

New Jersey Legislature and Governor Chris Christie — There are just 30 days left until the Transportation Trust Fund goes broke.

New Haven Line riders — Passengers on the Metro-North New Haven Line were stranded in Norwalk on Saturday after a 120-year-old drawbridge once again failed to close properly.

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.

1 Comment on "Wednesday Winners (& Losers)"

  1. Any plan that assumed church-goers would not be parking at their church on a Sunday is an invalid plan. Any planner who assumed church-goers would recognize a usurpation of their traditional use of the road at the whim of recreational bikers is both incompetent and unprofessional.

    Now let me tell you about the federal legislation on protections for churches. Really not enough room here. Look it up.

    Bitched about any temples on Saturdays yet? Afraid to go there?

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