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Today’s Headlines

  • Governor of NY Andrew Cuomo on Imminent Closure of Hudson Train Tunnels: “Uh …” (CapNYNYT)
  • MTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Mott Haven as Victim Crossed in Crosswalk (News)
  • SUV-Sized Electric Cars Proposed for Central Park Are Capable of Exceeding 25 MPH (NY Mag)
  • Tri-State Outlines Metro-North Capital Plan Projects, Including Penn Station Access
  • NYT Frames Subway Construction as Tidy Narrative; DiNapoli: 90% of Extant Stations Broken (AMNY)
  • Ben Kallos Releases Report Calling for Upper East Side Safety and Transpo Improvements (News)
  • Drivers Just Not Part of the Equation as CBS 2 Solemnly Blames Children for Their Own Deaths
  • Critical Mass Assault Featured in Internal NYPD Video Aimed at Rooting Out “Bad Officers” (NYT)
  • Willy-B Bike-Ped Path Repairs Almost Done (Boogie); Advance: VNB Path a Cute Idea, But Seriously
  • NJ Lieutenant Gov Hospitalized After Bike Crash; Official Account: “Swerved to Avoid Vehicle” (Record)
  • No. Just … No. (WNBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Repairing Sandy Damage to Amtrak Tunnels to Cause Massive Commuter Headache (NYT, Capital)
  • Jersey City Ditches Hoboken-Weehawken Bike-Share, Looks to Join Citi Bike Expansion (NJ.com)
  • More Coverage of 25 MPH Bill at City Council (WNYC, Capital, PIX)
  • Residents Complain About Trucks on Grand Avenue in Maspeth (Queens Courier)
  • 7 Line Extension Set for February Opening (News)
  • Port Authority Plans to Start Building PATH to Newark Airport in 2018 (NJ.com)
  • 78th Precinct Doubles Down on Enforcing Stop Lights on Prospect Park Loop (Ditmas Park Corner)
  • In Lots of Cities, Space for Bike Storage a Hot New Real Estate Amenity (WSJ)
  • Wyandanch Breaks Ground on Transit-Oriented Development (NYT)
  • New Street Seats Pop Up in Downtown Brooklyn (Curbed)
  • Live in Williamsburg or Greenpoint? Fill Out This Transportation Survey (DNA)

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Today’s Headlines

  • De Blasio Signs Bill Creating Fines Up to $10,000 for Hit-and-Run Drivers (News)
  • Police Make Arrest in Union Square Hit-and-Run (AMNY); He Already Has a Record (Times Herald)
  • Gawker: Is a Human Lost to Traffic Violence Worth Less Than a Kicked Cat?
  • SUV Driver Making U-Turn to Nab Parking Spot Mows Down Washington Heights Cyclist (DNA)
  • Komanoff Picks Apart Study Claiming Cab-Sharing Would Reduce Traffic (Capital)
  • Staten Island Drivers Really Want DOT to Shut Off Speed Cam, Won’t Accept Explanations (Advance)
  • Village Voice Rides Along With Gypsy Cab Drivers as They Evade TLC Enforcement
  • St. Albans Affordable Housing Can Build Less Parking Than Required; Neighbors Not Happy (TL)
  • MTA Capital Plan Includes $40 Million for Restoring LIRR Service to Elmhurst (2nd Avenue Sagas)
  • Another Parking Lot Bites the Dust (Bowery Boogie)
  • The Times Got a New Speed Gun and Wants Your Suggestions on Where to Use It

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Today’s Headlines

  • Dana Lerner: DAs and NYPD Must Enforce the Laws Against Deadly Driving (NYT)
  • Since April, TLC Enforcement Against Dangerous Cabbies Has Skyrocketed (Post)
  • Council Member Miller Wants More TLC Enforcement Against Dangerous Dollar Vans (TL)
  • A Brooklyn Speed Camera Is Catching Speeders, and WPIX Is Outraged
  • Times Union Wants Cuomo to “Be the Adult in the Room” and Reveal Reliable TZB Funding Plan
  • Bikelash Media Coverage Boomlet Continues (Crain’s, WNBC), Spreads to Prospect Park (NY1)
  • WCBS Questions the “Zero” in Vision Zero, and de Blasio Focuses on Individual Behavior
  • Queens CB 11 Battles Car Dealership That Stores Vehicles on Sidewalk (Queens Chronicle)
  • Queens Chronicle Documents Dangers at Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue
  • Port Richmond Residents Angered by Influx of Commuter Cars Into Neighborhood (NY1)
  • New Plaza Opens Next to Douglaston LIRR Station (Queens Courier)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Prendergast Doesn’t Rule Out Road Pricing to Fund Capital Program (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • The MTA Needs to Get Its Construction Costs Under Control (YIMBY)
  • Can P3s Prevent Cost Overruns on MTA Capital Projects? (News)
  • Don’t Expect Any Fare Hike Hearings Before Election Day (Post)
  • Hit-and-Run Drivers Killed Two Men in Separate Crashes on Sunday (PostNews, DNA)
  • The Times Breaks Out Its Radar Gun to Clock Central Park Cyclists — There’s Video
  • Cost and Financial Plan for New TZB Still a Black Box (WNYC, Capital)
  • Bloomberg to Announce Major Philanthropic Push to Cut Traffic Deaths in Developing World Cities (WSJ)
  • Why Doesn’t Staten Island Get More MTA Investment? Ask Staten Island Pols (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • Gelinas: Newly Unionized Citi Bike Workers Are in a Precarious Position (Post)
  • What You Should Do If You’re Struck By a Driver While Biking (Gothamist)

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Today’s Headlines

  • American Rail Infrastructure Is an Anachronism: Exhibit A (NYT)
  • Van Driver Kills Elderly Woman Crossing Elizabeth Street in the Crosswalk (DNA, Gothamist, Post)
  • Reckless Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Strikes Elderly Woman and Young Boy at Bus Stop (Post)
  • NYPD Captain and Lieutenant Arrested for Drunk Driving on Same Day (Post)
  • How NYC Transports Its Trash (NYT)
  • Let’s Not Respond to Terror Rumors By Burning More Gas (WSJCapital)
  • Today Andrew Cuomo Rides the Subway Just for Show, But It Wasn’t Always Like That (Capital)
  • Queens CB 2 Votes for Woodside and Sunnyside Slow Zones After Some Silly Gripes (QChron)
  • City Probably Won’t Renew Sunset Park Ferry Service in October (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Diane Savino + Jeff Klein = A Match Made in F—ing Heaven (Gothamist)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Without Funding Fix, MTA Capital Program Is Debt Bomb for Riders (NYT, WSJCrain’s, MTR)
  • MTA Wants de Blasio to Pitch In More Cash (Capital)
  • SI Board Member Votes Against Budget; Wants New Transit Lines, Not Just New Rail Cars (Advance)
  • Bicyclist Seriously Injured on Allen Street (Lo-Down)
  • Off-Duty NYPD Lieutenant Arrested for Drunk Driving on Staten Island (Advance)
  • Another Staten Island Driver Arrested for DWI After Smashing Into Parked Cars (Advance)
  • People Who Drove in Bus Lane Aren’t Satisfied With City’s Attempt to Clear Their Tickets (Bklyn Daily)
  • Parks Department Has Yet to Fix Hole in Forest Park Sidewalk (News)
  • Highlights From Talk at NYU About Potential for Tech to Improve Transportation and Safety (Capital)
  • Right of Way Installs “20 Is Plenty” Signs In Central Park (NewsGothamist); Animal NY Not Impressed
  • The Awl and The Week Take on the Latest Bikelash

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Today’s Headlines

  • Cuomo’s Reinvention Commission Invisible as MTA Releases Capital Plan (Capital, Crain’s)
  • To Fill Massive Gap, MTA Proposes Shifting Payroll Tax From Operating to Capital Budget (Gannett)
  • WPIX Files Powerful Human Interest Report on Hit-and-Run Victim; Driver Remains at Large
  • Brooklyn Spoke Analyzes Sam Freedman’s Stale Bikelash Tropes in the New Yorker
  • NYPD Out in Force in Central Park, Ticketing Cyclists (WPIXPost)
  • Some Guy Thinks He Was Buzzed By Jason Marshall Two Months Ago, and the Post Runs With It
  • Bottom Line: Be Nice to Each Other; We Are All Flesh and Bone (CityLab, NYT)
  • More Coverage of New Hit-and-Run Fines (NewsWNYCGothamistNY1DNAAdvance)
  • Council Member Chaim Deutsch Defends Speed Cam for Catching Speeders (Sheepshead Bites)
  • Elderly Driver Hits Reverse, Smashes Into Flushing Grocery Store (Post)
  • MTA Rejects Vincent Gentile’s Request for a One-Day Toll Cut on the VNB (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Closing a Crumbling Parking Garage? That’s an Ideal Site for New Affordable Housing (Times Ledger)

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Today’s Headlines

  • $15.2 Billion Capital Plan Funding Gap Is Largest in MTA History (WNYC, WSJ2nd Avenue Sagas)
  • Tappan Zee Loan Investigation “First Real Test” for Body Set Up to Keep Tabs on Authorities (Capital)
  • As Anticipated Deal With REQX Drags On, Stringer Begins Audit of Citi Bike (News)
  • Feds Announce $3.3 Billion to Beef Up Transit Resiliency Against Future Storms (NYT)
  • Trottenberg on Central Park Cyclists: “We’re Going to Need More Enforcement, Clearly” (Capital)
  • Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine Proposes Lower Speed Limit, Car-Free Parks (News)
  • Illegal Dollar Van Drivers Get Back on Road After Enforcement Sweeps (DNA)
  • Driver Hits Woman Pushing Stroller in West End Avenue Crosswalk (West Side Rag)
  • Diplomats From More Than 180 Countries Owe NYC $16 Million in Parking Tickets (WSJ)
  • Streetsblog Gets Results: Norwood Sidewalk, Once Usurped for Parking, Now Restored (Urban Residue)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Over 300K Participate in March (NYT, WSJ), But Can NYC Withstand Climate Change Summit? (PIX)
  • De Blasio Announces Climate Plan, With Focus on Energy-Efficient Buildings (NYT)
  • NYPD Van Crash Kills Officer, Injures 8 More (NYT); News: There Are 4,000 NYPD Wrecks Annually
  • NYPD Confiscates Jason Marshall’s Bike as Evidence, Source Says Felony Charges Possible (Post)
  • Post: With 316 Pedestrian Injuries in 2013, Cyclists Are Clearly Out of Control (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Trottenberg Treats ABC 7‘s Meaningless Bike Lane Stats Awfully Seriously
  • Witnesses Detain Hit-and-Run Driver After Edenwald Collision, Pedestrian in Critical Condition (News)
  • Not Enough Crossing Guards to Go Around for Schools in Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx (DNA)
  • Yellow and Boro Cab App Providers Team Up to Take on Uber (Crain’s)
  • Rockefellers Divest From Oil Stocks (NYT); Schneiderman to Call for New Climate Change Laws (CapNY)
  • Steve Vaccaro Talks With Brian Lehrer About New York State DMV’s Bike Ticket Scam (WNYC) 

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