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Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Will Take From Pension and Health Care Funds to Cover TWU Contract (NYT, WSJ)
  • Eric Ulrich Endorses BRT and Street Safety Fixes for Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards (News)
  • PANYNJ Board Member Lipper Says Tolls Shouldn’t Subsidize WTC Construction (NYT, CapNY, 2AS)
  • More Coverage of Wednesday’s Call for Port Authority Investment in Bus Infra: MTR, WNYC
  • RPA: In 2050, Much of NYC’s Transpo Infrastructure Will Be in Floodplains (CapNY)
  • De Blasio and Bratton Reject Council Proposal for More Cops (News)
  • Post: De Blasio Offering Taxi Medallions to Horse Carriage Owners
  • B46 to Get Bus Lane and Priority Signaling on Utica Avenue (DNA)
  • MTA Showcases Bus Safety Training (WABC), Wants Sleep Apnea Testing for MNR Engineers (Post)
  • Second Avenue Subway Ignites Real Estate Boom in Yorkville (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • City Council Wants to Hire 1,000 Cops to Reduce Traffic Violence and Improve Police Tactics (Post)
  • The First Public Meeting for Queens’ First Select Bus Service Route Is Tonight (NY1)
  • More on the McGuinness Blvd 25 MPH Zone in the Brooklyn Paper
  • NYPD Seeking Suspect in Hit-and-Run Killing of Cyclist Angel Torres (Gothamist)
  • Driver Who Raced Around Manhattan Jailed for Driving Again (Post)
  • Potential MTA-LIRR Union Contract Modeled on TWU Deal (WNYC)
  • News: No More Port Authority Subsidies for Larry Silverstein
  • What’s Taking So Long to Fix the India Street Ferry Pier? (News)
  • Good Signs for Smart Growth in Suffolk County Capital Plan (MTR)
  • Vice: “Cars Should Be Safe, Legal, and Rare”
  • Cops on Bikes Prevent #myNYPD Campaign From Totally Backfiring (@HildaBikes)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Port’s Oversight Committee Hears Testimony Urging Big Structural Reforms (NYT, CapNY, News, NY1)
  • TWU Deal Includes $6 Million Transfer From MTA to Union Fund (WSJ)
  • Bklyn Paper Maps Moving Violations by Precinct, But TA Notes “It’s About Quality, Not Quantity”
  • Post Covers NYPD Refusal to Release Crash Victims’ Seized Bicycles From Sandy-Damaged Building
  • Two Seriously Injured After Sanitation Truck Rear-Ends Delivery Truck on 9th Avenue (DNA)
  • Ruben Diaz, Jr. Presses DOT for a More Low-Slung City Island Bridge Design (CapNY)
  • Bronx CB 11 Wants DOT to Replace Worn Street Signs (BxTimes)
  • Gelinas: Citi Bike Offers Some Needed Competition to MTA for Short Trips (City Journal)
  • Brooklyn Streetcar: Boon to Condo Builders, Not Transit Deserts (2nd Ave Sagas, Next City)
  • New Yorker Cover Artist and Manhattan Driver Bruce McCall Really Annoyed by Things in His Way

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Today’s Headlines

  • Alta Report: Citi Bike’s Financial Woes Stem Mostly From Sandy, Bixi’s Software Flub (CapNY)
  • Cabbie Who Severed Tourist’s Leg Still Driving After Lying About Crash History (Post)
  • Three Off-Duty NYPD Officers in Three Boroughs Arrested for DUI Within 27 Hours (Post)
  • Residents Who Want Safer Queens Boulevard Working With CB 6 on Resolution (Forum, TL)
  • Kimmelman Argues for Mixed-Traffic Streetcar from Red Hook to Astoria (NYT via 2nd Avenue Sagas)
  • Co-Op City Community Board Wants Traffic Master Plan in Preparation for New Malls (Bronx Times)
  • Nassau County Legislature Formally Asks Albany for Permission to Install 56 Speed Cams (News)
  • SI Businesses: Traffic Big Drag on Revenue (Advance); If Only There Were Alternatives to Driving
  • Kallos Wants Neighbors to Adopt First Avenue Pedestrian Islands for Flowers, Plantings (DNA)
  • After Gangway Collapse, Greenpoint Is Without Ferry Service — And Facing G Train Shutdown (CapNY)
  • 1937: Robert Moses Chased Down Triboro Bridge Driver Breaking 30 MPH Limit, Faced Him in Court (TL)

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Today’s Headlines

  • MTA, TWU Reach Deal: Retroactive Raises, Better Health Plans, No Work Rule Changes (News, CapNY)
  • Cuomo Promises No Impact to MTA Budget or Fares, But Many Questions Remain (Post, 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Central Park Conservancy Comes Out Against Replacing Horse Carriages With Cars in Park (WABC)
  • Banning Horse Carriages Loses Steam in Council (WSJ) as de Basio Stretches Timeline for Ban (NYT)
  • Delivery Cyclist Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver at Lexington and 104th (NYT, WNBC)
  • Josbel Rivera’s Hit-and-Run Killer Gets as Little as 15 Months in Prison After Torching Car (WPIX)
  • Vision Zero Among Issues Set for Flurry of Legislation in Wake of State Budget (Gotham Gazette)
  • Bill to Suspend Licenses of Drivers Who Fail to Stop for School Buses Passes Senate (Queens Gazette)
  • More Grand Concourse Arterial Slow Zone Coverage From News, NY1, WCBS, News 12
  • Trottenberg: City Island Bridge Replacement Could Be Changed to Causeway (Bronx Times, News)
  • Bklyn Paper Catches NYPD School Safety Van Driver Making Illegal Turn Off Flatbush

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Today’s Headlines

  • MTA and TWU Reportedly Close to Contract Deal (NYT)
  • NYC Burbs Contend With Shift to City Living (NYT)
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti: Subsidies for Suburbia Are Holding America Back (NYT)
  • Tish James Says de Blasio Should Do “Whatever It Takes” to Keep Citi Bike Going (WNYC)
  • Bratton Directs Commands to Warn, Rather Than Ticket, When Jaywalking Poses No Safety Risk (News)
  • EDC: Bike Commuting Up Sharply From ’06 to ’12 as Cab Commuting Dropped (Post)
  • Six Children Hospitalized When SUV Driver Collides With School Bus in East Flatbush (News, News 12)
  • MTA Awards East Side Access Contracts (DNA), Releases Construction Video
  • Judge Rules TLC Can’t Deduct From Fares for Cab Driver Health Care Fund (WNYC)
  • Michael Powell: With Its Low Gas Tax, Christie’s New Jersey Is a “Transportation Pauper” (NYT)
  • Most Outlandish Aspect of This Story: Women Actually Recruited Mom to Car Sit to Keep Free Parking

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  • City Hall Talking With Yankees About Soccer Stadium Deal on Failed Parking Garage (CapNY)
  • State DOT Sidesteps Key Funding and Policy Issues in Complete Streets Report (MTR)
  • SUV Driver Crashes Head-On Into MTA Express Bus on First Avenue in Midtown, Injuring Two (WNBC)
  • MTA to Repair Long-Closed Subway Entrance at Dyckman Street, Make Building Owner Pay (DNA)
  • Anti-Carriage Group Releases Electric Car Design; Tabloids Are Unimpressed (WNYC, Post, News)
  • NYU to Monitor Pedestrian Traffic (But Not Parking?) at Hudson Yards (Crain’s)
  • Architects Design Futuristic Development Above Woodside LIRR Station for Competition (Post, Curbed)
  • NYT Covers TLC’s Request for Information on Black Boxes and Anti-Speeding Tech
  • A Look at the Robert Moses Plan to Build a Highway Through Washington Square Park (Ephemeral NY)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Witnesses: Cop Who Injured UWS Pedestrian Didn’t Have Sirens On, Despite NYPD Claim (Gothamist)
  • WNYCAtlantic Cities Cover New Bixi Owner; Alta Developing Its Own “Line of Equipment and Software”
  • Tri-State’s Wish List for de Blasio (MTR)
  • 78th Precinct Launches Crackdown on Dollar Vans (Bklyn Paper)
  • TLC Launches Request for Information on New Taxi Safety Technology (Post)
  • As Cy Vance Begins Port WTC Probe, One of Authority’s Commissioners Resigns (WSJ)
  • MTA Plans New Bus Routes: West Side Local, Staten Island Rush Hour Express (News)
  • Driver Arrested for DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Belt Parkway Crash (News, NY1, WCBS)
  • What Carmageddon? NJ Survives First Rush Hour Without NY-Bound Pulaski (WNYC, Post, News)
  • Hunts Point Kindergartners Win Ped Safety Poster Contest, Will Have Poster on Street (Bronx Times)
  • Attn NYPD: Plainclothes Houston Police Officers Ride Bikes to Ticket Dangerous Drivers (FastCo)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Daily News Still Won’t Admit That Plazas and Bike Lanes Work
  • Driver of Police Cruiser Seriously Injures Man, 69, Crossing 78th and Broadway (News, Post)
  • Surveillance Video Shows SUV Driver Running Over Crossing Guard on Atlantic Ave Last Week (WPIX)
  • NY-Bound Pulaski Closure Starts Smoothly (AP) But WCBS Still Worried About Carmageddon
  • Unlicensed Wrong-Way DUI Driver Switched Seats With Passenger After Crash, Police Say (News)
  • School Teacher Arrested for DUI on Webster Avenue (News); SI Man Arrested for DUI (Advance)
  • Hit-and-Run Minivan Driver Seriously Injures Woman Crossing Street in East Elmhurst (WABC)
  • MTA Survey Shows Bus-Only Riders Poorer, Older Than Subway Riders (MTR)
  • Maspeth Residents Protest Plan in Congress to Increase Size, Weight of Tractor-Trailer Trucks (Forum)
  • Queens CB 4 Votes to Support Bike Corral on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst (DNA)
  • West Side Neighbors Oppose New Residential Development as Project Nears Finish Line (DNA)
  • NYC’s World’s Fairs Were the Last Unrestrained “Public Celebrations of Automotive Culture” (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Kelly Gordon, 22, Killed by Two Taxi Drivers While Crossing York Ave at 84th Street (News, DNA)
  • City Council Confirms Meera Joshi as New TLC Chair (WNYC)
  • Brooklyn CB 1 Committee Says No to Bike Corrals Because There Are Too Many Cars (Bklyn Paper)
  • Meanwhile, Red Hook Residents Push for More Bike Corrals (DNA)
  • Bronx Residents, Jimmy Vacca Annoyed That City Plants Street Trees on Their Blocks (Bronx Times)
  • Harlem Residents Oppose Plan to Build Housing, Commercial Space Next to Subway (DNA)
  • Environmental Advocates Push de Blasio, Including on Transportation Reform (CapNY)
  • News Covers TA Volunteers Advocating for Safer Queens Boulevard
  • WNYC Needlessly Freaks Out That Pulaski Skyway Closure Will Lead to Carmageddon (Cap’n Transit)
  • Cuomo Announces Statewide “Operation Hang Up” to Ticket Drivers for Illegal Cell Phone Use (WCBS)
  • Dirt Bike Rider Arrested for Reckless Driving After Speeding, Mounting Sidewalk (Advance)

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