The Department of Transportation is considering a proposal to let some Access-a-Ride (AAR) vehicles utilize the city’s bus lanes — an effort to speed up trips for users, who complain the service is painstakingly slow.
A hearing revealed that Councilmembers struggle with how to oversee a convoluted system where the state has taken on a dominant role.
Increasing voter engagement and making politics more vibrant is a goal of the 2019 charter revision panel. But by exploring instant-runoff voting and eschewing any re-examination of term limits, the author warns, the commission might be hampering hopes for real progress.
A lack of regulations, and a dearth of information about what impact earlier place-based tax programs had, has some New York advocates and experts worried that Opportunity Zones offer as much peril as they do promise.