Posts Tagged ‘transportation alternatives’

State Court Declares MTA Tax Unconstitutional

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by peterkreder, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   A State Supreme Court justice has overturned a tariff meant to bolster income for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The tariff, called the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax, requires employers in all 12 New York counties served by the public transportation provider to contribute 34 cents to M.T.A. for every $100 in [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Harlem Shooter Indicted Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced the indictment of an East Harlem man for the July 5 slaying of 21-year-old Matt Shaw. The defendant, Khalid Rahman, 20, was indicted on charges of murder in the second degree in the shooting death of Shaw, who had recently graduated from college. He is [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: 70 Pine Could Become Home to 1,000 Apts

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter 18-Foot Surrealist Man Lands at the High Line There’s a new work of art hitting the town this summer. An 18-foot, 1.6-ton German statue made of aluminum and enamel, appropriately named “Big Box Man,” has been parked in front of the Standard Hotel in the West Village right above the High Line, with plans to [&hellip
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Proposed Legislation Cracks Down on Reckless Driving

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NYC street. Photo by Andy C. Photo courtesy of Wikipimedia Commons. After a string of high profile fatal accidents, ten City Council members have introduced legislation reforming the NYPD’s approach to crash investigation and traffic regulation enforcement. The package of legislation announced on July 24th includes the Crash Investigation Reform Act, which creates a task force to inspect and restructure the NYPD’s crash investigation procedures. A [&hellip
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Bloomberg Downsizing on Automobile Speeds: 13 Nabes Approved For Traffic Calming So Far

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

More than 100 neighborhoods around New York City have applied for “traffic calming measures,” according to a statement issued by Transportation Alternatives, after Mayor Bloomberg unveiled his new “slow zone” program. The Department of Transportation has so far granted 13 safe zones, which reduce the speed limit in designated neighborhood areas from 30 mph to [&hellip
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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Door In Queens Leads to Questions about Bicycling Safety

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Sports, Uncategorized

It was an unfortunate day for an unsuspecting cyclist on Sunday when he hit a car door while riding his bike in Queens. The cyclist, 39, whose name is undisclosed, ended up dying at the scene. According to the New York Post, the cyclist’s jugular was punctured by his bike’s handlebars, and witnesses’ efforts to [&hellip
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Rally Attendees to NYPD: End Fatalities & Maimings, Bring Dangerous Drivers to Justice

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The Transportation Alternatives group and community members rallied alongside Clara Heyworth’s widowed husband, Jacob Stevens, on the steps of City Hall this morning, calling on the NYPD to reform their investigations into violent car crashes. We recently reported on the case of Heyworth, a woman killed in a 2011 hit-and-run by a driver who was [&hellip
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