A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
Providence, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, the City of Providence and local advocates reached a “pragmatic compromise” on the future of the decaying 6-10 Connector which will eliminate barriers, improve pedestrian and bicycle connections, and make way for neighborhood-scale redevelopment.
LaGuardia holiday travelers — The MTA is trying to make the trip home for the holidays a little easier for New Yorkers traveling through LaGuardia International Airport.
Hartford Superior Court Judge Sheila A. Huddleston — Judge Huddleston rebuked a state marshal who claimed the right to park illegally, even in non-emergency situations, a decision that “should put an end to some galling parking behavior.”
NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller — Miller, clearly oblivious to the fact that speeding is the leading cause of traffic deaths in New York City, said in response to this week’s Berlin truck attack that in New York, “It’s hard to get up to speed to run anybody over.” Try telling that to the families of New Yorkers killed by curb-jumping drivers.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority — The MTA of the west spent $1.6 billion taxpayer dollars to widen the 405 Freeway and (predictably) it’s done nothing to relieve traffic congestion.