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Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond. WINNERS U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. and New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski — The legislators came together to call on Congress for a long-term, dedicated solution to both the local and federal transportation funding crises. Scott […]

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Bicycle Friendly State Rankings: If You’re Not Pedaling Forward, You’re Pedaling Backward

The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly States 2015 rankings were released this week. Here’s how New Jersey, Connecticut and New York fared this year. New Jersey New Jersey, the highest ranked state in the region, inched up one spot to 11th place. Last year the Garden State dropped from seventh place to twelfth, the lowest ranking for New Jersey […]

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Students riding between Central Connecticut State University and downtown Hartford just one part of the population that helped CTfastrak beat ridership projections. | Image: Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant

CTfastrak Ridership Exceeds Projections

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced this week that ridership on CTfastrak, the region’s first true bus rapid transit system, is exceeding expectations. CTfastrak saw an average of 10,344 daily riders during its first week of service in April. Since then, ridership has grown to a point where it is averaging about 14,000 rides per day. Roughly half of those rides are on routes that operate […]

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Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond. WINNERS New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick — The councilman announced that the proposed rezoning of Midtown East’s Vanderbilt Corridor was approved by a Council subcommittee with the addition of $10 million in new transit and public space improvements. West Windsor […]

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NJ’s Monmouth County: Once a Complete Streets Leader, Now a Complete Streets Obstructionist

Last summer, Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli unveiled a proposal to create a robust network of bike lanes in Monmouth County. He was even able to win support for the plan from the Two Rivers Council of Mayors, which includes Eatontown, Fair Haven, Highlands, Little Silver, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Shrewsbury Boro, and Shrewsbury Township. Mayor Lucarelli […]

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It’s Bike Month: Celebrate With a Ride on The Circuit

Spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom – time to get out on our region’s incredible trails to celebrate National Bike Month! Each week this month, MTR will be profiling trails in the Tri-State area.  The Circuit, Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey’s regional trail network, is 750 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting communities […]

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Jane Jacobs in Washington Square Park, 1963. | Photo: Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images

Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Jane’s Walk Festival

Starting tomorrow, people around the world will celebrate their communities with free, citizen-led walking tours, inspired by the life and work of urban activist Jane Jacobs. Born in 1916, she had no formal training in urban planning, yet became an icon of the movement by introducing her community-based approach to planning in her widely-celebrated book The Death and Life of Great […]

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Wednesday Winners (& Losers)

A weekly roundup of good deeds, missteps, heroic feats and epic failures in the tri-state region and beyond. WINNERS Gene Russianoff — The public transit advocate was named a New York Environmental Champion by the EPA this week for his work with the Straphangers Campaign to get more people out of their cars and onto mass transit. […]

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