NYSDOT’s new Complete Streets website.
While the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is not required to lead the local implementation of the State’s Complete Streets Act, municipal leaders, advocates and engineers are looking to the agency for the tools required to plan and execute Complete Streets initiatives. NYSDOT’s new Complete Streets website, however, provides [...]
Photo: Nadine Lemmon
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald presented her staff with 11 awards Monday for project designs and maintenance operations that incorporate environmental sustainability. The awards, presented each year on Earth Day, are a product of the Department’s self-certification program, Green Leadership in Transportation and Environmental Sustainability (GreenLITES). Over [...]
Central Avenue in Colonie, NY.
“Toll: 8 dead, 300 Injured”
That was the headline of a Times Union article last week about pedestrians being struck by vehicles on Central Avenue, a 15.4-mile road that runs through Albany and Colonie. The article has stirred a whirl of debate about how to fix one of the [...]
Among other things, The MOU between the legislature and NYSDOT includes an additional $5 million in capital funding for downstate suburban and upstate transit systems.
Trying to understand how decisions are made in Albany is bewildering, and amidst the recent scandals, it is hard not to be skeptical about the process. Unfortunately, budget details [...]
Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of cyclists and pedestrians cost $500 million between 2008-2010 in downstate New York. | Photo: Ed Ravin/Streetsblog
“Public Health is Return on Investment: Save Lives, Save Money.”
That is the theme for this year’s National Public Health Week, April 1-7, and the American Public Health Association (APHA) is [...]
State legislators and local officials and advocates learn about MAP-21. | Photo: Rohan Parikh, Parks & Trails New York.
Legislators, staffers, local officials and advocates from across New York gathered in Albany last Wednesday for “Making the Most of Our Transportation Dollars,” an event focused on exploring what New York can and cannot do [...]
According to NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the $20 million sweep is going to the State’s General Fund. | Photo: The Epoch Times
Call it a sweep, a transfer, a diversion, theft. Regardless of the semantics war surrounding the use of $20 million in dedicated MTA funds to bolster New York State’s General Fund, the substance [...]
Advocates from throughout New York will descend upon Albany to lobby for active transportation.
Save the date for New Yorkers for Active Transportation’s (NY4AT) lobby day in Albany on March 13. NY4AT is a newly-formed coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non-motorized transportation, including complete streets, community multi-use trails [...]
Assemblymember Brennan co-sponsored “lockbox” legislation that would have made Albany raids on the MTA more difficult to achieve. | Source: NYSenate.gov
As Tri-State surmised in an initial review of Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget last month, the Governor is proposing to use an old Albany budget “balancing” trick: diverting funds dedicated to the MTA for other [...]
Governor Cuomo’s 2013-14 budget proposal was introduced Tuesday. | Photo: Business Council of New York State
It will take some time to parse through the details of Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2013-2014 executive budget, but a quick look reveals some good news:
a modest boost to operating revenues for downstate transit a one-year redistribution [...]