Tri-State’s 2012 Annual Benefit, which honors those leaders who are Remapping the Region, is being held tonight at Top of the Garden in Manhattan, from 6-9pm. The venue is located at 251 W. 30th St., seconds from Penn Station. Five percent of all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief [...]
A week after Hurricane Sandy, a conversation about “hurricane-proofing” New York City has already begun. Storm barriers, subway tunnel plugs, new wetlands, and oysters are all on the table.
While that conversation must happen, it’s also important to recognize a piece of New York City infrastructure that has been essential in the aftermath of the storm (albeit powerless [...]
Central Brooklyn faces transportation and land use challenges.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign—in collaboration with the Office of New York City Council Member Letitia James, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Park Slope Civic Council, and the Boerum Hill Association—will be launching the BK Gateway Vision Plan on Saturday, November 17th at the YWCA, [...]
With the region in recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers are starting to return to their offices, despite the fact that city subways and commuter rail lines are not at full capacity. For many, that has meant biking or walking, while others are taking the “bus bridge” between Brooklyn and Manhattan. While the MTA and NYCDOT are doing their best to get New Yorkers where they need to go, commuters are facing serious challenges getting to work. These troubles lay bare the importance of public transportation, safe walking infrastructure, and safe cycling infrastructure to tri-state area commuters, drivers included. Here are a few of the scenes.
The line for the Brooklyn-Manhattan bus at the Barclays Center was long. Very long (this isn’t all of it):
Brooklyn commuters wait in line for the bus to Manhattan at the Barclays Center | Photo: Daniel Rojo/Architecture League of New York
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A boat on Metro-North tracks in Ossining | Photo: MTA
In the New York City metro area, the worst of Hurricane Sandy seems to have passed, and the long work of recovery has begun. At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at length about the two biggest challenges [...]
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be honored at Tri-State's benefit | Photo: governor.ct.gov
As Mobilizing the Region readers know, the tri-state area has made tremendous strides in sustainable transportation policy over the past several years, and much of that progress owes to the vision and commitment of public officials in New York, [...]
The Tappan Zee | Photo: Dougtone/flickr
In August, New York State committed to forming a transit task force in order to get essential local support for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project, which dropped its transit focus when the project was fast tracked last October. Over two months later, traffic-weary Lower Hudson Valley residents have seen [...]
Today, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and Vision Long Island released “Complete Streets in a Box: Long Island,” a toolkit for local Long Island communities that are interested in passing and implementing complete streets policies. The toolkit builds on an earlier project with the Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium and includes a primer on complete streets and liability in [...]
[Update: Ocean City, New Jersey, has just been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community, too!]
Yesterday, the League of American Bicyclists named Hoboken a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community, just the third municipality in New Jersey to receive a BFC designation. The award, a recognition of the city’s active promotion of cycling, comes just one year after [...]
Months after the passage of a federal transportation bill, local communities, advocates, states, and even Washington are still sorting out what the new law means. To ease the transition and make sure that the legislation is used to create a more sustainable transportation network, Tri-State and Transportation for America are hosting Mapping It Out: [...]