Tri-State Transportation Campaign
The cost of your commute is going up. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls.
The future Bus Rapid Transit system will have seven routes, new stations, dedicated bus lanes in some places and wireless Internet.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,236 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2010 and 2012.
The effort to bring LIRR trains to a new concourse 10 stories beneath Grand Central was at one time an $8 billion project with a 2013 completion date. But the MTA board will reportedly be told the project could top $10 billion and won’t be ready until 2021 or later.
The report found New Jersey is one of 46 states that have a decrease in the number of miles driven since 2005.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign found that 1,200 pedestrians were killed on roads in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York between 2009 and 2011.
The New Jersey state Assembly held a committee hearing Monday on the damage sustained by NJ TRANSIT’s infrastructure during superstorm Sandy.
Senator Frank Lautenberg has announced he plans to hold a hearing at some point to look into why the train fleet suffered tens of millions of dollars worth of damage during the storm.
If the judge’s ruling stands, the fare hikes could be as much as 46% for the Long Island Rail Road and 32% for Metro-North trips, according to an analysis by the fiscal watchdog group Citizens Budget Commission.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign says older pedestrians are more than twice as likely to be killed by cars or trucks than
those under age 60.
The shopping and entertainment center formerly known as Xanadu could see up to 150,000 visitors a day.
Topping the list is the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, where there have been 15 deadly accidents involving pedestrians from 2008 to 2010.
On Tuesday night, the public was invited to the Palisades Center mall to sound off on the plans for a new Tappan Zee Bridge to connect Rockland to Westchester.
The first of two public comment periods was held in Tarrytown where officials unveiled the plans for the new Tappan Zee.