Wednesday Winners (and Losers)

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

Winners

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.

Asbury Park, NJ — The seaside community’s designation as a Transit Village represents “an important next step in the push to bring the east and west side of Asbury Park together.”

Senator Chris Murphy — Connecticut’s junior senator is once again walking across the Nutmeg State.

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.

Losers

NYPD — In New York City, it’s still perfectly legal to kill someone with a motor vehicle and drive away.

President Trump — An executive order signed by the president will undo “the most significant action taken in a generation” to protect the nation’s infrastructure from climate change.

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 staffersNo bike share for you!

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