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# Friday, June 26, 2015
"We don't have the same resources and connections as the union," Caroline Samponaro told Gothamist, describing T.A. and Families for Safe Streets' David-and-Goliath fight with TWU Local 100 over an Albany bill that sought to exempt bus and cab drivers from the City's Right of Way Law. "Professional drivers should be held to the highest standards, not be given carve-outs and loopholes to get out...
# Thursday, June 18, 2015
Ken Coughlin speaks at a 2005 Car-Free Central Park Rally
In this article, Ken Coughlin, a member of Transportation Alternatives’ Board of Directors and a longtime activist leading the fight for a car-free Central Park, recounts the history of the campaign.   This is a historic moment. After 116 years of serving double duty as unnecessary traffic arteries, the loop drives of Central and Prospect parks will see a major reduction in vehicle traffic, with...
# Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ongoing efforts to gut the City's Right of Way Law continue to dominate coverage of T.A. Families for Safe Streets went to the City Council to protest the introduction of Rory Lancman's "Defining Due Care Down" bill. ​​“We want to make sure drivers treat their actions behind the wheel more seriously," Hsi-Pei Liao told the Daily News after several unions signed on to the latest TWU letter seeking...
# Monday, June 1, 2015
The Right of Way Law remains central to recent media coverage of T.A. and Families for Safe Streets. In a Times Ledger story on Council Member Rory Lancman's bill defining due care down, Paul Steely White said, “For any Council member, any New Yorker, to hamper the job that the NYPD is now just beginning to do — to protect pedestrians — is anti-safety and we will fight any effort to water down...
# Friday, May 15, 2015
Right of Way Law Families For Safe Streets Demands Accountability From Bus Drivers (Gothamist) Pol slammed by victims' families over Vision Zero bill (am New York)   Traffic Justice Driver who fatally mowed down child gets no-jail plea deal (NY Post) Grandmother livid after driver who fatally hit boy gets no-jail plea deal (NY Post) Probation, Not Prison, For Driver Who Killed 9-Year-Old (...
# Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Two recent accolades earned by Transportation Alternatives speak strongly to the nonprofit organization’s power and transparency. . T.A. was selected from five finalists to receive the 2015 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership by VCG Governance Matters. The award is bestowed annually on a nonprofit in the tri-state area, to recognize exemplary work by a board of directors. In...
# Friday, May 1, 2015
How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?​ (New York Times Magazine)   ​ ​Right of Way Law and Bus Drivers​ Families who have lost loved ones in crashes: Don't exempt bus drivers from law (Daily News) Group Says 'Right of Way' Law Must Be Enforced​ (NY1) Does the design of buses make them unsafe?​ (PIX11) Blind spots blamed for bus crashes amid push to shield drivers from law (amNY) NYC Bus...
# Monday, April 27, 2015
By Alex Rubin Help shape the future of the Q52/53 SBS and the design of Woodhaven and Cross Bay Blvds Join the NYC Department of Transportation and the MTA to give feedback on the first round of block-by-block street designs and proposed Q52/Q53 SBS bus stops for the Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards Select Bus Service project. Each workshop will focus on the section of the corridor noted below;...

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