Harlem Rep. Espaillat Calls For Immediate Resignation Of NYC TLC Commissioner After Suicides

Today Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement calling for the immediate resignation of New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) top official, Meera Joshi following a number of suicide deaths of NYC taxi drivers. Continue Reading →

Due To Weather Conditions Harlem Services Are Suspended On The Metro-North Line

Due to weather conditions from strong winds and heavy rain are expected that can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages on all Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Line services are suspended on the Metro-North Railroad. Continue Reading →

Transit Advocates Ask Subway Riders From Harlem To Hollis To Call The Mayor In Push For Fair Fares

Metro reports that as you wait on subway platforms this week, you may see transit advocates asking you to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to ask him to adopt “fair fares.” Continue Reading →

Thirteen Harlem River Bridges To Receive Upgrades

Patch reports that thirteen bridges spanning the Harlem River and connecting Harlem, Washington and Inwood to the Bronx will receive upgrades to walking and biking infrastructure, the city Department of Transportation announced Friday. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Rep. Rodriguez Is Leveling The Playing Field In The Taxi Industry (Spanish)

Here are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by uptown Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez at the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles hearing on Monday, April 30th: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Espaillat Releases White Paper & Continues His Push For NYC TLC Alternative

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat addressed the need for better policies in response to the growing influx of new driving services, rideshare applications and challenges facing New York City taxi drivers with the current licensing and regulation structure of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez, Transportation Chair And Speaker Johnson Announce Car Free Day 2018

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation officially announced that New York City will organize its 3rd Car Free Day. Continue Reading →

MTA To Launch ‘Freedom Ticket’ To Connect Subway, Bus, And LIRR From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that in an effort to make commuting between the Long Island Railroad and New York City transit an easier affair, MTA chairman Joe Lhota expects to launch a pilot program this year to make transferring between bus, subway, and LIRR service possible under one ticket. Continue Reading →

MTA Rolls Out New Electric Buses For 3-Year Pilot Program

NY Curbed reports that he MTA is gearing up to modernize its bus fleet and has launched a three-year pilot to test out 10 all-electric buses that not only reduce emissions, but also enhance customer experience by offering modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and USB ports. Continue Reading →