Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Wednesday announced that he picked a veteran in city government with transportation experience to be his first deputy mayor and oversee day-to-day operations.
Anthony Shorris' long resume includes stints as director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under Gov. Eliot Spitzer, director of NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating...Read more »
A pedestrian safety group Tuesday released a report offering Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio tips from other cities on how to achieve his "Vision Zero" pledge against street injuries and fatalities.
Transportation Alternatives' report, "Proven Tactics, Better Enforcement," suggests that de Blasio should foster a "general deterrence" so drivers believe they will be...Read more »
Pedestrian plazas will soon no longer cater merely to the midtown work crowd thanks to an $800,000 grant aimed at maintaining public space on streets in far-flung outerborough neighborhoods.
City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan joined Queens elected officials and musician David Byrne at Corona Plaza on Tuesday to announce the two-year grant from JPMorgan Chase.
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Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.
Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape...Read more »
As the MTA aims to bring subway service into the 21st century with wireless service in stations and countdown clocks, ideas abound about improving the riding experience. While the ideas can range from fantastical to common sense, amNY picked five of the most intriguing ideas for changing the riding experience.
1: Music turnstiles
Forget buskers — musician and former LCD Soundsystem frontman...Read more »
A year after Superstorm Sandy tore through New York City, the full extent of its damage on the subway system is still being assessed by the MTA, with plans to safeguard the system against future storms to potentially last beyond 2016.
"This is a multiyear, multiphase process in order to really start preparing for these types of storms moving forward," said Veronica Vanterpool, executive...Read more »
Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed this weekend for road repair work, according to the city Department of Transportation.
The closure will begin midnight Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday, allowing repair crews to replace pieces of the roadway.
The Brooklyn-bound lanes will be open as usual, as will as the bridge's bike and pedestrian lanes....Read more »
No matter what happens in next month's mayoral election, one thing is clear: You'll be seeing more bike lanes in the Big Apple throughout the years ahead, and New Yorkers have strong opinions on where they should go.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the expansion of the lanes one of his top transportation priorities and experts say they have not only made streets safer for peddle fans, they've...Read more »
Bike lanes are becoming the norm in streets around the city, but pedal fans say some motorists haven't received the memo.
Transit advocates say they've noticed an increased in the number of cars parked in bike lanes and are worried that it will become a growing trend. Caroline Samponaro, the senior director of campaigns and organizing for Transportation Alternatives, said it is troubling when...Read more »