Someday you will be able to avoid cab fare and subway shenanigans without breaking a sweat. Read More
Tale of Two Road Signs
The training wheels are off. Read More
She may have partnered with Bill de Blasio to launch his ambitious “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic speeds and pedestrian fatalities, but don’t except Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to slam the mayor on his recent traffic violations controversy.
He’s already put his stamp on City Hall and on nyc.gov; now Mayor Bill de Blasio’s name is being added to street signs across the city.
The Department of Transportation last week began updating the “welcome” signs that greet drivers as they travel between the city’s five boroughs, replacing the old mayor and borough presidents’ names, which appear in white letters, with their newly-elected replacements.
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.”
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.