Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cuomo throwing in his lot with #oil -- bad choice

Activists object to planned TZ bridge with no transit | recordonline.com: "Transit advocates are expected to protest the state's decision to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge without adding new bus and rail services at this week's public briefings on the revised project.

"Many groups are uniting around the loss of public transportation," said Kate Slevin, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. "If transit isn't added now, we worry it never will be."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the federal government announced two weeks ago that replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge was among 14 infrastructure projects selected for expedited approvals in a national competition designed to spur job creation.

The Federal Highway Administration estimates the new environmental review and permitting process could be accomplished within a year, allowing the state to advertise for bids as soon as August 2012.


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Cap'n Transit Rides Again: The Tappan Zee Bridge is a sprawl-generating machine

Cap'n Transit Rides Again: The Tappan Zee Bridge is a sprawl-generating machine: " just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. We have a word for the style of residential development that's been built in Orange, Rockland and Bergen counties over the past fifty years. We have a word for the style of commercial development that's been built in Westchester and the north Bronx since 1960. That word is sprawl.

There are several reasons why sprawl is a dirty word among environmentalists, and they're listed at the top of this blog. Car-centered development pollutes the air, causing asthma and global warming. Incessant driving kills people, pets and wildlife. Sprawl wastes a tremendous amount of space, separating people from each other and causing obesity. Driving everywhere uses energy much faster than our planet gets it from the sun."

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Police bravely face-off against pedestrians

photo from #occupywallstreet
Turned out there was no danger. Just some people trying to find justice, and stopped to ask for directions.