Last year, the above ad was displayed on the sides of NYC Transit buses and caught the attention of motorists, pedestrians, and bus riders alike. Last month, the ad, produced by Robbett Advocacy Media with input from the Campaign for New York’s Future and Empire State Transportation Alliance, was recognized as one of [...]
Older tri-state residents bear a significantly higher risk of being killed as a pedestrian than do their younger neighbors, or their cohorts in the rest of the country, according to a new analysis released today by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. (See TSTC fact sheets and downstate NY, NJ, and Conn. press releases.)
Between 2005 [...]
Tomorrow, September 9, is primary election day in New York. Tri-State does not endorse candidates, but we do report on their views and actions when it comes to mass transit, funding public transit, and other transportation issues. One of the most important transportation issues in New York over the past few years was congestion [...]
Three recently released publications will be powerful tools in shaping transportation policy in New York City beyond the Bloomberg Administration. Two are progress reports on Mayor Bloomberg’s 127-point sustainability agenda, PlaNYC; the other is the NYC Department of Transportation’s strategic plan.
Building a Greener Future The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) PlaNYC [...]
After the defeat of congestion pricing, many in the transportation advocacy community are facing two questions. Why did New York fail to pass congestion pricing? What can advocates do now? Two TSTC board members recently sought to answer those questions.
Writing in Gristmill, environmental economist Charles Komanoff gives his answers to the question of [...]
Members of the press and elected officials had harsh words for state legislators after Albany failed to vote on congestion pricing. A sampling of responses:
“Mr. Silver has now ensured the uncertain future of an already strained mass transit system and the continued growing problems of gridlock and tailpipe emissions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.” [...]
The New York State Assembly failed to bring congestion pricing to a vote yesterday, forfeiting $354 million in federal money for improved transit service, a long-term source of transit funding, faster commutes for subway and bus riders, and movement towards a greener region. The plan had to be approved by midnight last night [...]
On March 31, the COMMUTE (Communities United for Transportation Equity) coalition took out an advertisement in the New York Daily News in the form of an open letter asking New York’s elected officials to vote in favor of congestion pricing. MTR reprints the text of the letter in full below:
Dear New York City [...]
Campaign for New York’s Future members rallied at City Hall today, the day after the New York City Council voted in favor of congestion pricing.
Yesterday, the New York City Council voted 30-20 in favor of NYC’s proposed congestion pricing plan to fund transit and reduce traffic by charging drivers entering Manhattan [...]
The MTA’s credibility has not been helped by its decision to delay planned service improvements; the news broke just three weeks after the agency announced that the improvements would go forward. But the immediate cause of the delay — March real estate tax revenue which came in $31.5 million lower than projected — points [...]