Today’s Headlines

  • New York Sen. Gillibrand, facing a possible primary challenge from Ford, pushes for more transit spending in the Senate’s coming jobs bill (NYDN)
  • Washington D.C.’s Metro system begins a new era of federal government influence with the appointment of two new board members (WaPo)
  • Could the president and VP’s mysterious trip to Florida on Thursday be related to high-speed rail? (Tribune)
  • New York mayor urges his congressional delegation to oppose new White House bank rules, "much like senators from Texas protect the oil industry" (WCBS)
  • Cities are anything but static when it comes to their rebuilding cycles (Grist)
  • Strange but true: Moscow’s stray dogs have learned how to ride, and play on, the subway (Daily Dish)


Mayor Speaks at Times Square Pricing Rally

Supporters of congestion pricing rallied yesterday in Times Square, urging state lawmakers to act by July 16 on Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative or risk losing $500 million in federal funds. "The time is now," said the mayor, according to the New York Post. "We cannot walk away from this opportunity."  Shouting out to tourists in a […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Mode Switch

This number from cartoonist Bob Lafay makes a good companion to last week’s news that some bike models are in short supply throughout New York City, perhaps reflecting the effect of gas prices on manufacturers’ inventories. The panic subsides once you start pedaling.

New York New Visions Tackles “Sustainable” New York Future

After Mayor Bloomberg’s December announcement of his PlaNYC initiative to prepare for a sustainable New York of 9 million people by 2030, New York New Visions, the group of architects and planners originally organized around Ground Zero rebuilding, announced it was expanding its scope to tackle the new challenge. Last night, in a stark white […]

Today’s Headlines

Brookings: People Are Living Farther From Work (Planetizen) Distracted Driving by Teens at an All-Time High (CBS Philly) Sprawl Is Stifling the U.S. Economy (Vox) Well-Educated Young People Moving to the Densest Cities, Driving Up Local Incomes (Atlantic) Ohio PIRG Finds the State’s College Students Want More Transportation Options Slate: So What If There’s More Uber Cars […]