TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: This Sunday, March 3, getting from Point A to Point B will cost just a little bit more than it did the day before: the long-planned increases in fares and tolls will go into effect at 12:00am midnight. To help visualize the changes, we’ve put together a few handy graphics.
POLITICS: Shortly after securing the endorsement of the union that represents most New York City MTA workers, mayoral candidate and Bay Ridge resident Sal Albanese unveiled a transit plan he says will improve, fund, as well as make the city’s roadways and public transportation system more equitable.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: Local politicians Marty Golden and Nicole Malliotakis have come out against possible toll increases on the Verrazano Bridge. “Gridlock San” Schwartz has proposed a plan that would cut the toll on the V-Z without cutting funding for mass transit. Will Golden and Malliotakis take notice?
Do not get me going on the Verrazano Bridge toll. I could rant and rave about this subject for days. When we visited the subject last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo had just announced a deal with the Port Authority to offer a deep discount on its three New Jersey-Staten Island bridges to Staten Island residents. [...]
Staten Island residents will get a 60% discount on tolls paid to use the three Port Authority bridges linking Staten Island with New Jersey, as reported by Judy Randall of the Staten Island Advance last Sunday. Because, you know, Staten Islanders are the only ones who are inconvenienced by bridge tolls. Jerks. We’ve complained on [...]