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NJ Transit Riders Will Have to Pick Up the Pieces of the State’s Broken Transportation Funding System

Despite strong opposition, New Jersey Transit is moving forward with a 9 percent fare increase and service cuts. The public comment period (more information below) ended on May 21, and now the official request to move forward with the fare hikes and service cuts has been sent to the Board Administration Committee for consideration at the committee meeting later […]

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TSTC Executive Director: “Apply the Right of Way Law to All, Including City Bus Drivers”

The New York Daily News published an op-ed on the Right of Way Law Thursday afternoon by Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director (and former bus driver) Veronica Vanterpool. Here is the piece in its entirety: I have an acute appreciation for both sides of the Right of Way debate now raging in New York City. Long before I became […]

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Capital District’s BusPlus System a Game Changer for Upstate Transit

With so much attention currently focused on the MTA capital program, it’s easy to overlook the challenges and achievements of lesser-known Upstate transit systems. Today, TSTC intern Sandy Johnston presents part one of a two-part feature exploring the Capital District Transportation Authority. Over the past five years, CDTA has introduced a series of innovations, including a new fare payment […]

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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 Connecticut Department of Transportation — The CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will expand to East Hartford and Manchester by the summer of 2016. New York City Council — The City Council wants to double the amount the mayor […]

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If a bill introduced by Senators Ray Lesniak and Nick Sacco is passed, the NJ Transit Board will gain two more board members who are regular public transit riders.

More Transit Riders to Join NJ Transit Board?

There’s an important bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature which could have a profound impact on transit service in the Garden State. A bill introduced in March by Senators Ray Lesniak and Nick Sacco, with an identical House bill sponsored by Assemblymembers John Wisniewski and and Elizabeth Muoio, would add two new members to the New […]

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Bike Bill Passes, but Connecticut Legislative Session Expires Without Votes on Lockbox, Tolls or TOD

Connecticut’s 2015 legislative session wrapped up Wednesday, and there’s some good news, and some not-so-good news, to report on the transportation-related bills we’ve been tracking. Bike Bill The Connecticut General Assembly last month passed SB502, also known as the “bike bill,” which gives people on bikes more freedom in determining how to ride most safely, and […]

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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 Jersey State Senators Stephen Sweeney and Loretta Weinberg — Senators Sweeney and Weinberg are criticizing the Port Authority’s $400 million plans to revamp the entrance to LaGuardia Airport, saying the agency should instead “focus on finding funding for the new […]

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In a letter sent to NYSDOT, Governor Cuomo directed Commissioner Joan McDonald to immediately lower Scajaquada Expressway's speed limit to 30 MPH.

Governor Cuomo Acts Swiftly, but It Shouldn’t Take a Tragedy to Get Road Safety Improvements

Buffalo was struck by a tragedy this past Saturday which, while rare for this particular neighborhood, is all too common elsewhere: two children were struck — one fatally — while walking with their mother along New York State Route 198, also known as the Scajaquada Expressway. This type of crash often takes place on streets without sidewalks. In this case, […]

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Connecticut Approves a Major Transportation Investment, but Where’s the Lockbox?

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced Sunday that the budget deal reached over the weekend will include the largest transportation investment in the state’s history. According to the Governor’s press release: The budget agreement includes billions for transportation over the next decade, by taking a half a cent off the sales tax – which will remain flat […]

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