Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

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

WINNERS

NYC bus riders — A group of transit advocates, including TSTC and TransitCenter, launched the Turnaround Coalitioncalling on the MTA and the NYC Department of Transportation to implement common-sense fixes for better bus service.

New York City Councilmember James Vacca — Councilmember Vacca urged the NYC Department of Transportation to override a Bronx Community Board 10 vote against a road diet on East Tremont Avenue.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown — DA Brown will appeal a Queens judge’s ruling that the Right of Way law is unconstitutional.

Citi Bike Jersey City — The city will install 15 new stations and add 150 bikes to its fleet later this week.

Subway riders — Governor Cuomo and MTA officials revealed a new subway car design featuring open gangways and wider doors.

LOSERS

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — As if he had no control over the matter, Governor Christie said that he has no idea when the transportation construction shutdown will end.

Connecticut Senator Toni Boucher and Representative Gail Lavielle — If you think Connecticut’s participation in a multi-state study on a mileage tax is a bad idea, then you must be happy with the status quo.

Former NJ Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox — Fox, who jettisoned himself from the sinking ship that is transportation in New Jersey last year, was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in connection to a federal investigation of the Port Authority.

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