A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York City — New data from the NYC Department of Transportation show that more people are traveling by bike.
These 1 Train riders — Straphangers used hand sanitizer and tissues to remove anti-Semitic scrawling from the inside of a 1 train in Manhattan last weekend.
Bridgeport commuters — With the installation of “real-time electronic signage, extended canopies, better lighting and a resurfaced platform,” the commute just got a little bit better for the 3,000 people who board Metro-North in downtown Bridgeport each day.
The Rockaways — The MTA announced that the Q52 limited bus route will be extended farther east in the Rockaways, “offering thousands of additional customers a one-seat ride and a more seamless connection to northern and central Queens.”
New Britain, CT — The New Britain Common Council’s zoning subcommittee endorsed a plan to update the local zoning ordinance to create four new transit-oriented development districts near CTfastrak bus rapid transit stations.
Connecticut State Bond Commission — The commission approved $1 million to finance a study on widening Interstate 95 between New Haven and Greenwich. This allocation comes in addition to the $1 million they already approved last July.