Vote Early (However Not Typically) Version – Streetsblog New York Metropolis
Our editor waited two hours and one minutes within the rain yesterday to vote (catch him briefly at :08 in reporter Ivan Pereira’s long line video), so he’s up to now behind in his work that he advised us, “Simply push by the headlines and skip all that intro stuff you often do.”
— Ivan Pereira (@IvanPer4) October 26, 2020
So with that, right here’s the roundup from one other gradual information day:
- There was huge information for Entry-a-Journey customers: The MTA goes to fully revamp this system, hiring 4 car-service firms to ferry disabled passengers as a substitute of the present vans. The MTA says it should get monetary savings and supply higher service, however opponents say the brand new program “will go away much more disabled New Yorkers excessive and dry,” in keeping with Guse at the Newsuh.
- The Post hammered the MTA (and, by extension, Mayor de Blasio) on subway crime once more.
- One of many metropolis’s police unions is doubling-down on that terrible incident over the weekend the place a cop was caught on video campaigning for President Trump. (NY Post)
- The state DOT is widening the Staten Island Expressway (Advance) as a substitute of listening to scientists and engineers and boosting transit or HOV lanes (Streetsblog).
- Mix the inherent expense of proudly owning a automotive with predatory lending practices and a pandemic, and plenty of customers are struggling to repay their automotive loans. (U.S. PIRG)
- Amtrak’s most well-known rider, Joe Biden, may save the embattled company if he’s elected president. (New York Times)
- Love him or hate him, Gov. Cuomo has a proper to a love life. (NY Post)
- And, lastly, we’ve had our disputes with the state Division of Transportation, which builds highways, chokes the air, will increase congestion after which doesn’t appear to do a lot else, however no state or metropolis employee must be handled like this man was. (NYS DOT)
We see reprehensible habits on our roads day-after-day. Watch from 4 digital camera angles as our #HELP operator is deliberately hit whereas directing site visitors at a crash scene.
He was there to make sure security for motorists. Guarantee his security by slowing down, paying consideration & being affected person. pic.twitter.com/cLi7GNqklE
— NYSDOT (@NYSDOT) October 26, 2020