Of course Polly Trottenberg quit the MTA board — it's a fake, no-power, fig-leaf body that ultimately has no place for an intelligent, committed professional person whose own boss let her down repeatedly.
The city is undertaking an experiment by creating a transit and truck priority route on 14th Street — based on a successful version in Toronto. But has New York's Department of Transportation completely followed the lesson plan of Toronto's King Street — or just selected a few items off the a la carte menu?
The mayor must keep the streetscape improvements — the bus lanes, the bike lanes, the carpool restrictions, the 14th Street busway, the ferries, the extended G trains, etc. — that were set in place for the L-train shutdown.