A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
New York City DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg — Yesterday the commissioner was in Albany calling for expanded speed camera enforcement, and today she questioned the MTA’s decision to pamper LIRR commuters while subway riders suffer.
Stamford Mayor David Martin — Mayor Martin is cutting the city’s fleet of employee take-home vehicles from 80 private cars to 25 shared cars.
Jeffrey Leary and the City of Providence, RI — After local activist Jeffrey Leary placed plungers along the edge of a painted bike lane, the city has gone ahead and installed more permanent flexible delineator posts.
The MTA — A driverless bus barreling backwards down the street is perhaps the perfect metaphor for the transportation authority, which oversees a deteriorating transit system and has been without a permanent CEO for six months.
President Trump — The president’s transportation proposal continues to meet resistance from Democrats as well as Republicans.