The city is demanding a pound of flesh from a downtown Shakespeare troupe.
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, New York’s quirky, free Shakespeare-ience, has been hit with some financial speed bumps in securing its eight spaces on Ludlow and Broome Street.
The city’s Department of Transportation informed the players of a change in agency rules Read More
Planes Trains and Automobiles
The era of cheap travel out of Chinatown is ending.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation shut down the Lucky Star bus line, which offered $15 trips to Boston from New York City’s Chinatown, just three months after shuttering Fung Wah, another Chinatown carrier. Lucky Star had increased its one-way ticket charge to $25 Read More
When it comes to bike lanes, the Bloomberg administration and its trinominal Department of Transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, doesn’t back down.
Whether it means facing down her predecessor, Iris Weinshall, and husband Chuck Schumer over the Prospect Park West bike lane, or enduring the tabloids’ volleys over Citi Bike, the administration can be counted on to be a reliable ally when it comes to bikes.
Buses, though, are another story.
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Heavy New Yorkers should probably think twice before jumping on a Citi Bike.
Though the Department of Transportation promised the bikes in the upcoming Citi Bike program are “sturdy, heavy bikes,” they’re not meant for overweight riders, according to a fact in Citi Bike’s user agreement, pointed out by The New York Post yesterday.
Earmarks! Even when Congress won’t spend them, the government will.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that the Department of Transportation will return $473 million in unspent highway earmarks to the states for projects to improve infrastructure and create jobs.
“These idle earmarks have sat on the shelf as our infrastructure continued to age and our construction workers sat on the sidelines,” Mr. LaHood said. “That ends today.”
Art and Transportation
Upper East Side residents can cross safely over the FDR Drive again, after the Department of Transportation opened the newly enhanced East 78th Street pedestrian bridge today.
The old bridge, which was built in the 1940s, was demolished last July due to the Department of Transport listing it’s condition as “poor” in its biennial inspection.
Today, New York City’s Department of Transportation unveiled 12 nifty new signs to be placed at over 200 locations in the NYC, including some of the city’s high-crash locations. But are they more disorienting than helpful?
Have you ever driven down a street New York City and thought to yourself, “If only we could reduce the speed limit here by 10 miles per hour?”
Probably not. And despite a similar program in place in London and New Jersey, the roll-out of the city’s first “Slow Zones” today in the Bronx doesn’t foretell a fast-tracked future for the project.
Finally Red Hook may get the public transportation solution Brooklynites have been auditioning for all these years.
“City eyes putting transit dinosaurs back on track in Red Hook, Brooklyn,” reads this morning’s New York Daily News headline. Streetcars, which seemingly went the way of bowler hats and impromptu musical numbers, could be the Read More
It’s now been six months since the top job at the State Department of Transportation fell vacant, and, despite a giant capital plan being formed for the state roads and bridges system, the commissioner’s chair still sits empty.
The Paterson administration has clearly had trouble filling numerous top positions—anyone wanting long-term security would avoid a Read More