A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy — The governor announced this week that in less than 18 months of operation, CTfastrak has served over four million riders and weekday ridership this past July was up 23 percent compared to July 2015.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp — Senator Blumenthal and Mayor Harp joined city officials and advocates to see the potential for transit-oriented development near New Haven’s Union Station.
New York State Senator James Sanders — Senator Sanders secured $8 million in state funding for upgrades at the Jamaica transit hub, including new subway entrances and new medians, bus lanes and widened sidewalks on Archer Avenue.
Interfaith Medical Center — This Crown Heights hospital launched a “Prescribe a Bike” program to combat obesity and other health issues.
Vice President Joe Biden — Vice President Biden announced a $2.45 billion federal loan to Amtrak to fund 28 new high-speed trains and rail improvements along the highly-trafficked Northeast Corridor.
New York Assemblymember Ron Castorina — Assemblymember Castorina endorsed a bill to extend yellow lights to help drivers avoid red light camera fines.
New York City Police Department and Department of Transporation — The agencies are removing two recently-installed pedestrian islands on Eastern Parkway for the West Indian Day Parade.
New York City Board of Elections — A relocated a Brooklyn Heights polling station will force voters to navigate two dangerous streets, Cadman Plaza West and Adams Street.
Celebrate the region’s biggest and boldest recent transportation initiatives at TSTC’s 2016 Benefit on September 27. Get your tickets here.