Tag Archives: infrastructure

Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … Continue reading

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Cities are bound to benefit from better bike infrastructure

People on bikes everywhere feel more safe and comfortable on busy streets with a physical barrier between them and motor vehicles. In some places it’s a plastic post or line of parked cars. In others it’s a curb, planter, or … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Plattsburgh trail gets a ribbon cutting

  After decades of work, a 1.3-mile multi-use trail in the Clinton County city of Plattsburgh is now open for use. Officials cut the ribbon Monday on the first phase of a trail along the Saranac River in Plattsburgh. The … Continue reading

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Tell Congress TODAY: Transportation is more than just cars

It’s crunch time for federal transportation funding and the inclusion of provisions for bicycling and walking.  Please join thousands across the nation today for a National Call-in Day on Transportation. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes. Call … Continue reading

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Study asks: Do bike paths promote bike biding?

From an article published on TheAtlanticCities.com: “The “fundamental law of road congestion” tells us that building roads creates traffic. There’s such a latent demand for space on the highway that no sooner does it appear than it’s filled. But whether … Continue reading

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Parks and the environment get boost from Governor

Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget released last month includes positive news for New York’s parks and the environment. The budget includes $89 million for infrastructure improvements at 48 state parks and historic sites as part of the New York Works fund. … Continue reading

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Date set for Rochester Transportation and Infrastructure Listening Session

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Congressman John L. Mica (R-FL) is hosting listening sessions and other meetings around the country to inform the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s drafting of a long-term reauthorization of the nation’s surface transportation programs. The Committee is … Continue reading

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Bike and Pedestrian projects: creating jobs

According to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute, building bike lanes and pedestrian facilities creates more jobs per million dollars spent than road repairs and road resurfacing. Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure … Continue reading

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