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Transportation roundup 2/5/15

Transportation roundup 2/5/15

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways News/other: Metro-North Train Hits S.U.V. in Railroad’s Deadliest Accident // New York Times After Metro-North Train Crash, Investigators Piece Through ‘Utter Chaos’ // New York Times Investigation Underway in Metro-North Train Crash // New York Times What to Do if Your Car Is Stuck on the Train Tracks // New York Times Metro-North Crash Brings New […]

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Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

Americans’ taxes subsidize congestion, study finds

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The federal government is working at cross purposes with itself and local and state governments. In a study released last week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group, researchers discovered that federal tax subsidies are undermining transportation goals established by multiple levels of government. This discovery came through a review of commuter tax benefits. Currently, employers can […]

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Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week in Brooklyn, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held the Vision Zero For Cities Symposium, a panel on Vision Zero, New York City’s movement to reduce traffic injuries to zero with the guiding principle that “No human being should be killed or seriously injured in traffic.” The event included leaders from the NYC Department of Transportation, […]

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Transportation roundup 11/3/14

Transportation roundup 11/3/14

| November 3, 2014

Today’s transportation roundup (or #transporoundup if you speak Twitterese): Martha Groves wrote a great post in Sci-Tech Today about debates over parking apps like MonkeyParking and Sweetch. Summarizing the various positions discussed: L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin: MonkeyParking is an unacceptable private appropriation of what should be a public good. It needs to be stopped […]

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Transportation roundup 10/28/14

Transportation roundup 10/28/14

| October 28, 2014

A juicy new academic study from Health & Place [paywall] reports that “lower income tracts have higher prevalence of active commuting in all three modes [walking, biking, public transit] compared with higher-income tracts.” This flies in the face of a more tightly focused study alleging that lower income communities in Washington D.C. were less active. Is D.C. atypical, […]

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10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Numbers released by the NYPD last week count 202 traffic fatalities in New York City between January and October 17, a decrease of roughly 10% from a similar period in 2013 (January through the end of October). Predictably, the press and public—products of the city’s hurry-up, get-‘er-done-yesterday culture—are expressing impatience with Vision Zero, Mayor de […]

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NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

NYC adding to speed cameras near schools

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

As New York Transportation Department sets out to exercise more control on traffic, drivers speeding near NYC schools will find it difficult to escape tickets. In a recent announcement, Mayor Bill De Blasio revealed that the city has started installing speed cameras near schools to protect kids against accidents. The move is a part of […]

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NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

NY becomes first state to update the handicap symbol

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

New York made history late last month when Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill mandating the replacement of the iconic handicap symbol. “This bill is an important step toward correcting society’s understanding of accessibility and eliminating a stigma for more than 1 million New Yorkers,” he said in a statement. The new symbol depicts […]

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Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

Troubled Citi Bike station becomes political problem

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a construction site blocked a section of sidewalk along Kent Avenue in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, it spelled trouble for a Citi Bike station that also happened to be located on that same stretch. The station had to be moved and so was reinstalled a few weeks ago along a protected bike lane on South […]

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A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

A robotic parking garage adds even greater curb appeal to luxury homes

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When location isn’t enough, try a robotic parking garage. That may as well be the tagline for 12 East 13th Street, a luxury home development in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood that DHA Capital and Continental Properties are backing. The development, which will include eight units ranging in price from $7.5 million to $31 million, was […]

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Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

Vision Zero looks ahead to 2024

| June 11, 2014

No wonder New York’s civic leaders want to fast forward to 2024: 286 people died in traffic accidents in the city in 2013. That’s almost the number of homicide victims there in the same period. By 2024, however, that figure will be zero — or so Mayor Bill de Blasio promises through Vision Zero, his […]

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