A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso — In a New York Daily News op-ed, Reynoso called on the NYPD to focus its enforcement efforts on drivers — those with the potential to do the most harm — rather delivery bicyclists.
Smartphones — New MTA buses rolled out this week are equipped with Wi-Fi and USB ports.
Nashville, Tennessee — Nashville’s Metro Council approved a bill to require developers to build sidewalks as part of new construction projects.
NJ Governor Chris Christie — Governor Christie had the nerve to blame Amtrak for the problems New Jersey Transit commuters have had to deal with in recent weeks. Sorry, governor. We haven’t forgotten that you spent the last seven years systematically starving your state’s transit agency.
NYPD 9th Precinct — After a truck driver made an illegal move that resulted in the death of a cyclist who had the right of way, the NYPD’s 9th Precinct blamed the cyclist for her own death and stationed officers near the area of the fatal crash to ticket cyclists.
BQX — The streetcar proposed for Brooklyn and Queens isn’t going to pay for itself after all.