A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Connecticut State Representative Kim Rose — Rep. Rose has called on the Milford Police Department and Connecticut Department of Transportation to make a crash-prone stretch of Bridgeport Avenue safer for people walking.
Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning — Legis. Browning said the county’s plan to cut eight Suffolk County Transit bus routes is unacceptable and would strand Stony Brook University students.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto — More than 80 days into the transportation funding shutdown, lawmakers in Trenton have still made little progress on reaching a deal.
New York State Senator Tony Avella — The eastern Queens lawmaker believes installing more traffic lights is the way to keep New York City cyclists safe, not bike lanes.
City vehicle drivers — Drivers of vehicles registered to New York City agencies were involved in 11 percent more crashes last year compared to the year before.
NYPD — Crashes involving NYPD officers were not included in the data described above.