Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

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

Winners

Nassau County Legislator Arnold Drucker — Legislator Drucker joined advocates on the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus to draw attention to upcoming service cuts and the thousands of transit riders who will be stranded.

Manhattan CB 5 Transportation Committee — The committee approved a proposal to install a parking-protected bike lane along Fifth Avenue between 23rd Street and Eighth Street.

Governor Dannel Malloy and CTfastrak — On the second birthday of Metro Hartford’s bus rapid transit corridor, Governor Malloy touted CTfastrak’s success in attracting transit-oriented development to the region and defended his position on subsidizing transit.

Losers

New Jersey — Moody’s downgraded New Jersey’s credit rating this week — the state’s 11th downgrade since Governor Christie took office.

Hornblower — The maiden voyage of the Hull 200, the first vessel completed for New York’s citywide ferry fleet, got bogged down in a Florida canal due to some mud (and a few alligators).

NYPD — New York’s Finest were out in force confiscating e-bikes and labeling their effort with #VisionZero, as if delivery cyclists were responsible for killing 144 New York City pedestrians in 2016.

President Trump — The president signed an executive order “that strikes across the federal government, reversing major rules that aim to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions while simultaneously instructing departments to ignore or downplay the risks of climate change in their decision-making.” And it could mean more smog for New York and New Jersey.

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