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Today’s Headlines

  • New Yorkers Protest Ferguson Decision in Squares, Streets, Highways (NYT, DNA)
  • MTA Officially Releases Reinvention Commission Report Right Before Holiday (WSJ, News, MTR)
  • To Truly Reinvent the MTA, Here’s What It Would Have Addressed (Ped Observations2nd Ave Sagas)
  • City Council Triples Number of Blind-Accessible Ped Signal Installations to 75 Annually (WNYC, Observer)
  • 5th Precinct’s Claim of Increase in Cyclist-Involved Crashes Isn’t Supported by NYPD Data (I Quant NY)
  • State DOT Secures $20 Million for New Ped Bridge to Riverside Park at West 151st Street (DNA)
  • Rockefeller University Expansion Gets $150 Million to Include East River Greenway Upgrades (Crain’s)
  • EDC Tries Again to Convert NYPD Parking Garage in Jamaica Into Affordable Housing (DNA)
  • De Blasio Scales Back Taxi Medallion Sale and Accompanying Revenue Forecasts (Gotham Gazette)
  • Crain’s Says Billions in Bank Settlement Cash Should Be Spent on Transit
  • Thruway Authority Estimates Hundreds Per Hour Could Use TZB Bike-Ped Path (LoHud)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Streets Become a Stage for Protest as New Yorkers React to Non-Indictment of Darren Wilson (DNA)
  • Driver Arrested in Bowery Hit-and-Run After Killing Pedestrian (News, Lo-Down)
  • Livery Driver Kills Delivery Cyclist Shan Zheng on East Houston; “No Criminality” (News, Lo-Down, AP)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian Jason Aitcheson, 27, on Utica Avenue (News, WABC)
  • Naiem Uddin Was the Third M.S. 51 Student Killed by Drivers in Past 13 Months (DNA)
  • Pete Donohue Has Had It With Staten Island Pols Griping About Verrazano Tolls (News)
  • NYPD Isn’t Ticketing Speeders Using Marine Park Streets as Belt Pkwy Shortcut (Bklyn Daily)
  • Driver Who Led Chase While Hiding Drugs Pleads Guilty to Reckless Endangerment Charge (Advance)
  • Sam Schwartz Has a Design Cure for Central Park — And It Starts With Making It Car-Free (News)
  • South Nyack Officials Upset That TZB Bike-Ped Path Will Land in Their Village (LoHud)
  • PBS NewsHour Gives an Introduction to Vision Zero for a National Audience

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Today’s Headlines

  • Andrea Bernstein Explains Why Drivers Who Kill Face No Consequences (WNYC)
  • Here’s How Insanely Reckless You Have to Drive to Get a Felony Indictment From the Queens DA (News)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Naiem Uddin, 14, Will Deploy the “I Didn’t See Him” Defense (News)
  • Man Getting Drive-Thru McDonald’s Doesn’t Stop for the Human Being He Ran Over (Post)
  • Right-of-Way Photobombed Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary in Classic Fashion (DNA, Bklyn Paper)
  • Times Union Rips Cuomo for Trying to Use Clean Water Funds on Tappan Zee Construction
  • A Handful of Business Owners Won’t Rest Until They Destroy Ozone Park Pedestrian Plaza (QChron)
  • 2nd Ave Sagas Underwhelmed By MTA Reinvention Commission Report
  • Pedestrian Environment Around Atlantic Yards Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better (Bklyn Paper)
  • Daily News: Build the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel
  • Market-Priced Off-Street Vehicle Storage — Outrageous! (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Kills Mohammad Naiem Uddin, 14, in Kensington; Charged With Leaving Scene (News)
  • Shocker: Cuomo’s Raid of State Enviro Fund for TZB Financing Was Not Above Board (CapNY 1, 2; NYT)
  • Uber Didn’t Want to Release Driver Data to TLC, Notches Win With Dispatch Rules (BuzzFeed, News)
  • Safer Buses and Bus Drivers? Meh. But MTA Is Testing Doors for Subway Tracks (WNYC)
  • New York DMV Exam Preps Drivers on Deer and Water Escapes, But Not Pedestrians (Reclaim)
  • Judge Denies Bail for Sociopath Who Killed 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo (News, Post)
  • Gowanus Development Proposal Calls for Higher Residential Densities, Revived B71 (CapNYDNA)
  • Bike Shop Owner and Pedicab Pioneer George Bliss Says Citi Bike Put Him Out of Business (DNA)
  • Is There a Greater Burden Than That of the New York City Motorist? (NYT)
  • Staten Island Pols Will Not Stand for Senseless Traffic Deaths — No, No, That’s Not It … (CapNY)

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Today’s Headlines

  • This Fare Hike Is Nothing Compared to What Will Happen With an Unfunded MTA Capital Program (WSJ)
  • Republicans Have a Majority, But Jeff Klein May Still Remain Senate Co-Leader (CapTon)
  • Gelinas: Cuomo Can’t Ignore Math Much Longer; Big Toll Hikes Necessary to Pay for TZB (TUCapital)
  • Judge Denies AAA’s Bid to Block Port Authority Toll Hikes, Set to Take Effect December 7 (WNYC, WCBS)
  • After Rule Change to Reduce Overcharging, Pedicab Licenses Drop by a Quarter and the Post Is Thrilled
  • NTSB Compares Metro-North “Safety Culture” to Chernobyl (Bloomberg); Meanwhile, on the Streets…
  • Broken Windows: Turns Out Driver Stopped for Using Cell Phone Was Unlicensed (Advance)
  • Take a Look at Proposals for Jay Street from Transportation Alternatives Workshops (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Rejoice, Nostrand Walkers and Bus Riders: Construction Set to Wrap in Spring (DNA)
  • Eyes on the Street: New Ped Safety Island at Pitt and Delancey on Lower East Side (Bowery Boogie)

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Today’s Headlines

  • The Allison Liao DMV Hearing Was an Utter Travesty (WNYC)
  • Capital Got the MTA Reinvention Commission Report, and It Doesn’t Say Much About Funding
  • Citizens Budget Commission Wants Fare Hikes, Toll Reform to Fix MTA Budget Gap (C&S)
  • AMNY: 4 Percent Fare Hikes Aren’t Terrible, But Straphangers Should Get Something More in Return
  • The Coming Toll Hike Will Affect Verrazano Bridge Drivers and People Are Outraged (Advance, NY1)
  • Silver: $5 Billion in Settlement Cash Should Be Used for One-Time, Undefined “Infrastructure” Boost (TU)
  • Flatbush Dollar Van Driver Flees Traffic Stop, Injures at Least Two in Chase (Post, News, NY1, WPIX)
  • More Coverage of Changes to Central Park Loop (News, Post, Gothamist, Capital, WNYC, WABC, WCBS)
  • The Only Thing Better Than 25 MPH Speed Limit Would Have Been 20 MPH (Vox)
  • Advance Columnist Misses the Point of Lower Speed Limit, Thinks He’s Already Above-Average Driver
  • Well, This Is One Way to Walk Across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge (Bensonhurst Bean)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Latchman Singh, 34, in Crosswalk at Dekalb and Flatbush (Post)
  • Advance Looks at This Year’s Seven Staten Island Pedestrian Fatalities; Only Two Drivers Face Charges
  • Times Ledger: DMV Must Come Clean About Why It Voided Tickets of Allie Liao’s Killer
  • Gelinas: “Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York” But Don’t Count on a Rational Debate (C&S)
  • Cuomo Administration Paying High-Powered DC Firm $500 an Hour for Tappan Zee EPA Appeal (Capital)
  • DOT Trims Ozone Park Plaza to Add More Parking, Appease Irate Business Owners (QChron)
  • MTA Unveils Two Fare and Toll Hike Options (NYT, Capital, PostDNA, AMNY, Metro, Crain’s)
  • Meanwhile, MTA Board Member Chuck Moerdler Offers Insights on Train Crowding (WPIX, News 1, 2)
  • Dangerous Roadways: Laurel Hill Boulevard in Queens (Brownstoner) and Bronx River Parkway (Post)
  • Mark Treyger’s Proposed Texting-While-Biking Ban Gets Panned in Brooklyn Paper

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Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Still Fine-Tuning 2015 Fare Hike Proposals (NYT)
  • Daily News Comes Out for Rail on the Rockaway Beach Branch Instead of the QueensWay
  • Cap’n Transit Runs Some Rail vs. Trail Ridership Numbers
  • Another Option for RBBL: Upzone Southeast Queens Before Doing Anything (YIMBY)
  • Pickup Truck Driver Kills 15-Year-Old Girl on Bayview Ave in Staten Island (Gothamist)
  • Gelinas to DAs: Build Off the Afroduck Case and Prosecute Drivers Who Kill (Post)
  • Off-Peak Subway Ridership Continues to Boom (Post)
  • Escalators at Brand New $1.4B Fulton Transit Center Already on the Fritz (News, 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Do Midtown Street Vendors Take Up Too Much Sidewalk Space? (Crain’s)
  • State Report Blames 2013 Metro-North Outage on Agencies’ Poor Preparation (CapNY)
  • Verrazano Bridge Turns 50 (WNYC) — It’s About Time for a Walking and Biking Path

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Today’s Headlines

  • Council Passes Bill to Reduce NYC Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 80 Percent (News)
  • NYPD Doesn’t Need a Law to Ticket Cyclists for Texting (@KeeganNYC, AMNY)
  • Seems Treyger’s Bill Is an Offering to Constituents Who Don’t Like Cyclists (CapNY)
  • Three Guesses Where the Post Comes Down; Kallos and Cumbo on Board (Yeshiva World)
  • Real Problem: Unlike FDNY, NYPD Rarely Provides Information on Non-Fatal Crashes (Gothamist)
  • DMV Refuses to Release Transcript of Ahmad Abu-Zayedeh Hearing (Times Ledger)
  • Think Traffic Cameras Are Invasive? If You Drive Your Whereabouts Are Already Tracked (Dem & Chron)
  • DOT Seeks Input on Bushwick Bike Lanes (DNA); Upper West Siders Want M104 Service Back (DNA)
  • Port Authority Transparency Bills Await Action From Cuomo and Christie (AP)
  • New York State Relies on Honor System to Prevent Epileptic Seizures Behind the Wheel (NYT)
  • There’s No Limit to What You Can Get Away With as Long as Your Negligence Involves a Car (NYT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Fare Hike Would Raise MTA Bridge Tolls, Too (Post) — All the More Reason for Toll Reform
  • News Wants MTA to Keep Fare Hikes Under the Rate of Inflation, as Promised
  • NYPD School Safety Van Driver Runs Over 13-Year-Old in Kensington (WCBSNY1DP CornerWPIX)
  • Seating and Planters on Extra-Wide UWS Sidewalk? No Way, Say Cranks (DNA, Spectator)
  • Port Authority: Traffic Officers Key to Improved Bus Terminal Wait Times (Record, NJ.com, WCBS)
  • News Covers Petition Asking for Real Consequences for Driver Who Killed Allison Liao
  • Cuomo’s Top Aide and Budget Director Expected to Leave Administration in New Year (News)
  • Buddy Valastro, TV’s “Cake Boss,” Charged With DUI After Stop on 10th Avenue (WNBC)
  • Where Do City Government Workers Live? Often, Beyond the Reach of Convenient Transit (Gothamist)
  • The Transportation Solution for Isolated Astoria Cove? A New Ferry Dock (Observer)
  • Damned Cyclists on Cell Phones (News, WCBS, WNBC, WPIX)

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