A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond.
NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Members Amy Paulin and David Buchwald — The Speaker, inspired by Westchester Assembly Members Paulin and Buchwald and joined by TSTC Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, announced $13.5 million in Assembly funds for the Lower Hudson Transit Link bus system.
Suffolk Independent Living Organization — SILO has launched a “Long Island Public Bus Challenge” intended to bring more attention to the needs of transit riders in what it calls a “car county.”
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo — It’s good to finally see support for congestion pricing from the Second Floor.
NYPD — In New York City, it’s still perfectly legal to kill someone with a motor vehicle and drive away.
Rep. Justin Burr (NC), Rep. Pat Fallon (TX), Sen. George Gainer (FL), Rep. Matthew Hill and Sen. Bill Ketron (TN), Rep. Keith Kempenich (ND) and Rep. Justin Price (RI) — Lawmakers in six states have introduced bills which seek to reduce penalties for people who drive vehicles into protesters.
White House staffers — No bike share for you!