Jimmy Vacca

NYC Taxis Testing New Safety Technology, Including 'Black Box' RecordersThe pilot program in a dozen taxis and for-hire vehicles keeps an electronic eye on the driver and the road.
Councilman Vacca Warns Against Proposed Legislation On NYPD Policies, ProceduresOne bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.
The Bronx Looks To Catch Up As Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens Enjoy Real Estate BoomNeighborhoods around the city have seen a real estate boom, but the Bronx has lagged behind. Even so, change is happening in the most unlikely places.
NYC Scales Back Plans For City Island BridgeCity Island residents were claiming victory Sunday in its fight against a planned new bridge to the Bronx that they thought was out of scale with their small, maritime community.
De Blasio Signs Law Protecting Interns From Discrimination, Sexual Harassment The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city's Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.
Missing Persons Ads Could Soon Be Coming To Taxi TVThe New York City Council is considering a measure that would allow missing persons ads to run on TVs inside taxi cabs.
City Council Committees Hear De Blasio's Traffic Safety PlanMayor Bill de Blasio pitched his "Vision Zero" plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
Bikers Beware: New Safety Rules Will Crack Down On Reckless RidersCommercial and recreational bikers beware. Jimmy Vacca, chair of the City Council Transportation Committee is promising tough new safety rules in the coming year and strict enforcement of the current ones.
City Council Slams DOT, Pushes For Bike Safety DataAfter the Department of Transportation called CBS 2’s Bike Bedlam reports false, they reneged on its claim and admitted that there was a lack of bike safety data in New York City.
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