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Council Tackles City Transportation Issues

Mar 29, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste The City Council approved three bills today to make travel in New York less hazardous for people living with disabilities. The first bill (Intro 183-A) established an Accessible


City Council Acts to Slow Transportation Projects

Nov 30, 2011

Photo by New York City Department of Transportation The transportation department has created pedestrian plazas, like this one on Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, throughout the city. The porgrm has won wide


Making Bikes a Part of the Neighborhood

Oct 25, 2011

Photo by nycstreets The brouhaha in the press about bike lanes seems to have subsided for now and the buzz has turned to New York City’s plan to launch the largest


After Delays, Fulton Street Transit Hub Takes Shape

Sep 07, 2011

Photo by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority By this summer there were clear signs of progress at the downtown transit hub, although completion is not expected until 2014. After years of political wrangling


Council Approves Fines for Taxi Refusal

May 12, 2011

Photo (cc) The City Council wants to slam the brakes on the taxi industry's bad apples. To ensure taxi drivers do not discriminate against passengers' destination -- or race -- the council


Taxi Choice Not the People's Choice

May 04, 2011

Photo courtesy of the City of New York Th city has selected the NIssan NV200, a minivan not currently available in the U.., as the Taxi of Tomorrow. When Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Council Cracks Down on Pedicabs Again

Apr 29, 2011

Photo (cc) The City Council tapped the brakes on New York's pedicab industry Thursday by approving legislation to further regulate the sometimes rogue, tourist-friendly tricycles rampant in Midtown. The council capped the


Republicans Look to Trade Payroll Tax for Bridge Tolls

Apr 28, 2011

Photo by Julian Hutchings A proposal by some upstate state senators would allow the City Council to place tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge and other East River crossings. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority