Suffolk County will see more buses on Sundays in the near future.
A week after the Public Works and Transportation Committee issued a ringing endorsement, the Suffolk County Legislature adopted an amended resolution that directs $1.1 million in unanticipated State Transportation Operating Assistance-included in the 2013-2014 New York State budget-towards expanding Sunday bus [...]
The editorial board of Newsday joined a tri-partisan group of Democratic, Republican and Independent legislators as well as a diverse set of business, civic, academic, labor and planning groups in calling on Suffolk County to use $2 million in additional state transit funding for expanded Sunday bus service.
Diverting this funding to plug the County’s General Fund deficit would be “a drop [...]
Connecticut General Assembly Appropriations Committee co-chairs State Senator Toni Nathaniel Harp (left) and State Rep. Toni Walker. | Photos: senatedems.ct.gov / housedems.ct.gov
Last week, the Appropriations and Finance Committees of the Connecticut General Assembly passed their versions of the fiscal year 2014-15 state budget. The bills hew closely to the budget proposed by Governor Malloy, [...]
A new Tri-State report finds Connecticut making mixed progress on its planned transportation infrastructure investments. TSTC analyzed the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) $4.26 billion 2012-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to understand what types of projects the State intends to prioritize over the period and to determine how the State’s priorities have, and [...]
L to R: Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island; Ryan Lynch, Tri-State Transportation Campaign; Suffolk County Legislators Jay Schneiderman, Al Krupski and Tom Muratore | Photo: Tauwan Weber
A coalition of rider, business, labor, planning, civic and transportation advocates and elected officials rallied in Hauppage today in support of a resolution filed last week by Legislator [...]
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 [...]
Buses could be running on Sundays again in Suffolk County. | Photo: Randee Daddona/Newsday
In an attempt to capitalize on additional State Transit Operating Assistance (STOA) included in the recently adopted New York State budget, Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman filed a resolution last week that, if adopted, dedicates the $2.01 million windfall to Suffolk County Transit (SCT) to expand [...]
Interstate 84 will be widened from four lanes to six between Exit 23 and 25A in Waterbury.
Last week, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced it was moving ahead with a project to widen about three miles of Interstate 84 in Waterbury. The project should take five years to complete, at a reported cost [...]
In the United States, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) set the transportation priorities for urbanized regions with populations of at least 50,000, and they determine which transportation projects receive federal dollars. While many MPOs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut (and across the country) have laid out forward-thinking transportation plans and are advancing a [...]
The New York State Assembly passed a budget that boosts MTA funding, but does not include a provision for speed cameras in New York City. | Photo: Lori Van Buren / Times Union
The New York State 2013-2014 budget was formally adopted by the State Assembly late Thursday evening and Governor Andrew Cuomo is [...]