Topic : Mayor Bill DeBlasio

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WAVE named an NYCx Climate Action Challenge finalist

Technology| August 30, 2018

The program was developed by NYC Mayor De Blasio to seek out breakthrough technologies for charging electric vehicles.

N.Y. advocates want MetroCard discount for low income riders

Management & Operations| April 11, 2016

A study from the Community Service Society, which supports the effort, estimated that it would cost the Metropolitan Transportation Authority $194 million a year if just 361,000 of the eligible New Yorkers make use of a half-cost MetroCard.

Rail| February 17, 2016

[Video] N.Y. Mayor de Blasio Talks Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Proposal

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by several local and transit officials to detail his plans for a new streetcar service: the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX). The new transit line – the first New York City streetcar in more than 50 years – would stretch 16 miles from Astoria in Queens to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, linking together neighborhoods long underserved by public transit with some of the fastest-growing job hubs.

Rail| February 17, 2016

NY Mayor unveils Brooklyn-Queens streetcar plan

The new transit line — the first New York City streetcar in more than 50 years — would stretch 16 miles from Astoria in Queens to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, linking together neighborhoods long underserved by public transit with some of the fastest-growing job hubs.

Rail| September 16, 2015

NY MTA opens first new rail station in 2-plus decades

The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the 7 Subway Line Icon Line to 34 St-11 Av was funded by the City of New York. City funding included $2.1 billion for the station in addition to $266 million for other non-subway related infrastructure work

Management & Operations| September 3, 2015

NYC reaches deal with MTA bus drivers union on safety law

The law, passed last year as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan, made failure to yield — which had been a traffic violation — a misdemeanor crime in some cases in which a driver injured or killed a pedestrian or cyclist who had the right of way.

Accessibility| January 2, 2014

N.Y. mayor-elect taps Trottenberg to run city’s transportation

Polly Trottenberg will be the new DOT Commissioner, replacing Janette Sadik-Khan, who served six years as Commissioner under outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Trottenberg has served as the Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation since January 2013.

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