Governor Cuomo Signs Historic 25 MPH Speed Limit Bill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 25 mph Vision Zero bill at the Javits Center in Manhattan Saturday. | Photo: Joseph Cutrufo/TSTC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill at the Javits Center in Manhattan Saturday. | Photo: Joseph Cutrufo/TSTC

This morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an historic piece of legislation: a bill that gives New York City the authority to lower its default speed limit from 30 miles per hour, to 25 miles per hour. Statement from TSTC Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool below:

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Deadline to Contribute to Vision Zero Map is Thursday

Do drivers speed, run red lights, or double-park in your neighborhood? Do pedestrian signals provide enough time to cross the street safely?

If you live or work in New York City and face traffic safety challenges like these, speak up!

As part of the Vision Zero campaign to eliminate traffic fatalities, the City is seeking [...]

AARP Long Island Seeks Grant Applicants

TSTC’s partners at AARP Long Island are seeking Long Island-based applicants for two grants of $5,000 each. AARP has been a strong advocate for safer streets and livable communities on Long Island. The organization was instrumental in the recent adoption of a complete streets implementation fund in Suffolk County.

Grant proposals should explain in 500 words or less:

• Alignment with AARP’s mission and [...]

Traffic Safety Expert Dan Burden to Lead Walking Audit on Sunrise Highway

NYC DOT Policy Director & Former TSTC Director Jon Orcutt Moving On

Image: @Naparstek/Twitter

New York City Department of Transportation Policy Director Jon Orcutt announced today that he will leave his post after seven years with the department. Orcutt was with Tri-State for 13 years before joining NYC DOT, first as associate director from 1994 until 2003, and executive director from 2003 until 2007. Over the past 25 years, Jon has [...]

Kicking Off Summer By Hitting the Not-So-Open Road

“Thirty-six million Americans are traveling this holiday weekend and eight in 10 are taking the car,” CBS reports. | Image: CBS New York

It’s not summer until you’ve spent some time in traffic. Fortunately there will be no shortage of opportunities to crawl along an interstate at a snail’s pace this weekend, no matter [...]

Save the Date: A “Walking Conversation” in Stamford

This Sunday, May 4, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, along with People Friendly Stamford, the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut and the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, will lead a walk in Downtown Stamford.

The walk, which will begin at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on Atlantic Street, is intended as a [...]

Support TSTC this Earth Day

The UN Climate Panel recently reported that “decades of foot-dragging by political leaders had propelled humanity into a critical situation, with greenhouse emissions rising faster than ever.” Tri-State’s charge is to spur this political foot-dragging into action in the transportation sector, but we can’t do it alone!

Please consider making an Earth Day donation to support [...]

Advocates Applaud Updates to NJ Route 35 Reconstruction Plan

Statement of Tri-State Transportation Campaign, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on the updated Route 35 Reconstruction Plan, unveiled on Tuesday. 

For immediate release – April 1, 2014

Contact: Janna Chernetz, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, 908-208-0083 Cyndi Steiner, New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, 973-886-4142 John Boyle, Bicycle Coalition [...]

Riders Lose: New York State Legislature Fails to Stop Raid on Public Transportation

Statement of the New York League of Conservation Voters, NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign, Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, Pratt Center for Community Development, Reinvent Albany, Riders Alliance and Tri-State Transportation Campaign on the New York State Legislature’s failure to stop Governor Cuomo’s raid of dedicated transit funds: 

For immediate release – March 29, [...]