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Today’s Headlines

  • Speaker’s Race: Heastie Gains Over Morelle (NYTObserverCapital); Nolan Still in Race (NYT)
  • If Vision Zero Is Going to Succeed, NYC Streets Will Need Major Redesigns (Chelsea Now)
  • Prendergast: Willets Point AirTrain Could Actually Cost $1 Billion, Double Cuomo’s Estimate (Capital)
  • Nassau County NICE Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian in Jamaica While Turning (WNBC, Post, WPIX)
  • Former Member Fondly Remembers How Shelly Quietly Killed Congestion Pricing (Capital)
  • Is Skelos Next? Preet Bharara Investigating Senate Leader for Real Estate Ties (WNBC)
  • Most of $1.3 Billion Thruway Bailout Will Go to TZB (CapTon, LoHud); No Toll Hike (LoHud)
  • Not Again: NYPD Busted for Ticketing Cyclists on a Bike Path, This Time in Central Park (Gothamist)
  • Get Ready for L Train Closures on Weekends and Late Nights This Spring (Capital, DNA)
  • Distracted Walking Is Apparently a Real Problem to WCBS
  • Adam Gopnik Learns to Drive a Car in Manhattan (New Yorker)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Speaker’s Race: Nolan, Lentol Jump In; Morelle, Heastie Apparent Frontrunners (Observer, Crain’s)
  • Keith Wright (News, Capital) and Bill de Blasio Back Heastie (WPIX)
  • Could Assembly Be Reformed in Wake of Silver Scandal? (News, AP, C&S)
  • Post Pens Vintage Story About “Controversial” Uptown Citi Bike Expansion; UWS Meeting Tonight
  • Cross-Harbor Freight Plan Would Cut Region’s Truck Traffic, But Bay Ridge CB Is Skeptical (Bklyn Paper)
  • Cuomo’s Subway Snow Shutdown: TWU (WSJ) and Tish James (Observer) vs. Gelinas (City Journal)
  • The Times Has Questions About the Shutdown
  • Cuomo Oblivious to NYC’s Transit-Dependent Subway Riders (Medium)
  • Citi Bike Took Bikes Off the Street; Some Stations Knocked Out by Storm (bikeshareNYC)
  • Staten Island Woman Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter and DWI for Killing Another Driver (Advance)
  • Remember Cuomo’s Willets Point AirTrain? Best to Ignore It (2nd Ave Sagas, Ped Observations)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Silver to Resign as Speaker; Rochester’s Joe Morelle Will Be Interim Successor (NYT, Post, Capital)
  • Potential Assembly Speakers: Morelle, Wright, Heastie, Lentol, and Nolan (NYTC&SCapital)
  • Unlicensed Motorist Faces Careless Driving Charges After Killing Bath Beach Pedestrian (News, WNBC)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Inwood Pedestrian; Charges Pending (Post)
  • NYPD Officer Charged With Drunk Driving in East Flatbush During Snowstorm (DNA)
  • Cuomo’s $1.3 Billion Bailout of Thruway Authority Gets Praise From Buffalo News
  • De Blasio Heard About Subway Shutdown (NewsPostCrain’s) Minutes Before Everyone Else (WNYC)
  • Lots of Questions for Cuomo About Subway Shutdown from Post, News, NYT and Straphangers (Capital)
  • Amtrak Gateway Tunnel Could Cost Up to $20 Billion, With Many Unanswered Questions (WSJ)
  • BAM Parking Lot (News), Crown Heights Gas Station Becoming Apartments (Crain’s, TRD via Curbed)
  • Come Slush or Snow, Low-Wage Food Delivery Workers Brave NYC’s Icy Streets on Two Wheels (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Assembly Dems Call on Silver to Step Down (NYTPostCapNY)
  • Subways Ran During Cuomo’s Snow Shutdown, Just No Passengers (Bklyn Paper, 2nd Avenue Sagas)
  • Storm Dumped Less Snow Than Expected on NYC; Roads and Transit Come Back Online (WNBC)
  • Sheepshead Bay Safety Cam Catches Speeders and Council Member Deutsch Is Outraged (Bklyn Daily)
  • Daily News Wants to Throw the Book at Law-Skirting Uber
  • With Ped-Filled Plazas, the Times Frets That Times Square Might Be Too Crowded and Popular
  • Wonder What It Takes for Uber to Can a Driver? It’s Not Exactly Clear (Daily Beast)
  • City Planning Unveils East New York Rezoning Details; Growth Will Focus on Atlantic Avenue (YIMBY)
  • Apparently Bicycles Were Affected by Last Night’s Travel Ban, Too (Animal NY)
  • WSJ Serves Up a Slideshow of Old Snow Removal Photos on NYC Streets

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Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo Plays Three Card Monte With MTA Operating Funds in Draft Budget (MTR)
  • Five Dems Will Lead Assembly as Shelly “Steps Back” But Doesn’t Resign (NYT, CapNY)
  • UK Poised to Incorporate Cycling Into National Transportation Policy in a Big Way (Times of London)
  • DNA Reviews the History of Rail Links to LaGuardia That Never Happened
  • $128M in FreshDirect Subsidies Looking Like a Worse Bet Every Day (News)
  • Queens CB 6 District Manager Hopes DOT Overhauls Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, Too (QChron)
  • DOT Wants to Convert Bogart Street in North Brooklyn to One-Way Flow (Bklyn Paper)
  • QueensWay or Rail for Rockaway Beach Branch? Joe Addabbo Says, “Neither” (QChron)
  • Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian Near Macy’s (DNA)
  • Get Your Cameras Ready for Mega-Sneckdowns (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Fare Hike Official; Advos Call for Aid From NYC and Cuomo, Again (NYTNews, Post, SAS)
  • Albany, Ladies and Gentlemen: NYT, NYT, CapNYWSJPost, Crain’s
  • Uber Loses Appeal, Still Doesn’t Plan to Hand Over Trip Data to TLC (News)
  • Thousands of Uber Drivers Are Part-Time With No Professional Driving Experience (News, BuzzFeed)
  • At UWS Safety Forum, Jill Abramson Calls Pedestrian Deaths “the Perfect Crime” (Gothamist)
  • Dana Lerner Says 24th Precinct Slowdown Put Lives at Risk (DNA)
  • “Motor Courts” — AKA Driveways — a Trending Must-Have Among NYC Elite (Crain’s)
  • The Story of the MetroCard Vending Machine Touch Screen (Next City)
  • 311 Is a Joke … Until NYPD Arrests You for Trying to Make It Work (News)
  • Moon Shot From Davos: Every City on Earth Should Be Car-Free (Biz Insider)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Sheldon Silver Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges (NYT 1, 2)
  • MTA Board to Vote on Fare Hikes Today (NYT, WSJ)
  • DOT Plan Would Bring Bike Lanes and Add Pedestrian Space to Queens Boulevard (Times Ledger)
  • More Transpo Nerd Backlash for Cuomo’s LaGuardia AirTrain (CapNY)
  • Lancman and Simanowitz: Don’t “Close” Motorist Lanes for Flushing-Jamaica SBS (Times Ledger)
  • Locals Urge City to Protect Jamaica Pedestrians From Dangerous Truck Traffic (Progress Queens)
  • MS 51 Students Who Lost Three Classmates to Reckless Drivers Organize for Safer Streets (DNA)
  • Post: Cyclists Hit 38 Central Park Pedestrians in 2014
  • City Council Bill Would Account for Parking Spots Occupied by Film Crews (Post)
  • WNYC: Poorer Straphangers Less Likely to Take Advantage of Discounted Fares
  • With Hudson Tunnels Aging and Penn Station Maxed Out, Amtrak Bets on Penn South (Record)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo’s $1.3 Billion Promise to Upstate Motorists: Read My Lips, No New Tolls (LoHud, Buffalo News)
  • And a Bauble for NYC: Gov Pulls Shiny New AirTrain From His Hat (NYT, Capital, 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Queens DA Charges Unlicensed Driver With Assault for Hit-and-Run That Injured Boy, 6 (NewsWNBC)
  • Suffolk DA Stands With Traffic Violence Victims to Demand Stricter Hit-and-Run Penalties (WCBS)
  • Ex-Cop Charged With Staten Island DUI in Case Made for Tabloid Headlines (News, Advance)
  • In 2018, We’ll Pay Fares With… the MetroCard; Replacement Delayed Again (PostWNYCNY1)
  • Staten Island Electeds Press NYPD to Keep Crash Investigators on Staten Island (Advance)
  • Commuter Parking Near S.I. Ferry Turns to Valet Service to Squeeze Cars Into St. George (Advance)
  • Recently Demoted by Senate GOP, IDC Proposes $150 Million in Smart Growth Grants (Advance)
  • Bklyn CB 2 Manager: “It’s Hard to Come Out In Opposition to Pedestrian Safety” (Bklyn Paper)
  • Montclair Frets Six-Story Building Replacing Gas Station, Car Dealership Will Ruin Its Downtown (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Kills Woman, 69, Crossing Bell Boulevard in Bayside (News, WPIX)
  • NYPD Officers Continue to Reverse Enforcement Slowdown; Moving Violations Bounce Back (NYT, Post)
  • After Years of Delay, DMV to Hold Safety Hearing for Truck Driver Who Killed Mathieu Lefevre (Post)
  • To Community Board’s Dismay, SPURA Developer Drops Parking From Transit-Rich Site (Lo-Down)
  • Uber Trips Don’t Include Taxi Surcharge That Helps Support Bus and Subway Service (News)
  • A Closer Look at DOT’s Proposal for Bike Lanes on Clove Road (Advance)
  • Errol Louis: Cuomo Should Use $5 Billion Windfall to Fund Long-Promised Infrastructure Bank (News)
  • Assembly Member Michael Miller Wants to Ban Overnight Parking for Cars Registered Out of State (Post)
  • Delayed Rollout of MetroCard Replacement Will Have Big Cost for MTA (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • NY Mag Looks at Car2Go in NYC, Finds It’s Not Clear If Service Creates Traffic or Reduces Congestion
  • Is Trottenberg’s “Culture Eats Policy for Breakfast” Mantra Just an Excuse? (Brooklyn Spoke)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Private Trash Hauler Kills Cyclist Hoyt Jacobs in Long Island City (AMNY, NYT, Post)
  • Are de Blasio and Trottenberg Doing Enough to Prevent Cyclist Deaths? (Gothamist)
  • DMV Finally Schedules Safety Hearing Two Years After Police Struck and Killed Ryo Oyamada (Gothamist)
  • Advocates Press City to Dust Off Plans for Southern Queens Greenway (DNA)
  • Mapping Ocean Parkway’s Terrible Record of Traffic Violence (DNA)
  • Beefing Up NYC Freight Rail Will Run Into Political Resistance in Queens (QChron)
  • After NYPD “Re-engineering,” Staten Island Has No Dedicated Collision Investigation Team (Advance)
  • Motorists Get Signs They Wanted, Telling Them to Adhere to Safe Speeds on Surface Streets (QChron)
  • NYC’s 140 Speed Cams Have Nothing on the Vast Surveillance System Monitoring Straphangers (Post)
  • Damned Bike Lanes (NYT)

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