TSTC takes a look at Transportation 2010 and an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Jan 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Transportation

New York transportation agencies might have hoped for a reprieve from the tough budgetary environment of 2009. 2010 was hardly a respite, however, as governments throughout the region continued to be squeezed by the economic downturn. The overall story of 2010 was one of fare hikes, service cuts, and diminished expectations. But advocates were able to win several policy reforms, and leaders like NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and MTA Chairman Jay Walder had success in adapting to hard times. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign takes a look at some of the themes from the year.

Also from TSTC — an open letter to the new governor on the organization’s transportation priorities.

Earlier this week, TSTC sent a letter to Governor-Elect Cuomo outlining transportation priorities for 2011 and beyond. Many items fit directly into his campaign promises of encouraging smart growth, reforming government, expanding transit, and encouraging biking and walking.

With the state funding crisis in mind, the letter is focused on maintaining transit funding and offers incremental and relatively affordable ways to improve the transportation network in New York State.

via An Open Letter to Governor-Elect Cuomo | Mobilizing the Region.

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