Friday, February 19, 2010

New council transportation chair talks common sense

From AM-NY:

Councilman James Vacca, (D-Bronx), 54, last month took over as chair of the council Transportation Committee. The lifelong Bronx guy sat down with amNewYork recently to discuss this new role:

How will you improve transit?
I want to promote ferry service. We have a vast waterfront in New York City that’s underutilized. If we made it affordable … that’s another alternative to get people out of their cars.

What’s your take on the city’s bike lane push?
I’m open to bike lanes, but there’s got to be some common sense as far as where they go.

What needs to be done with the taxi industry?
I’m definitely concerned that people are boarding taxis that are not registered, licensed or insured.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this includes the damned Communter Vans that are seen driving haphazardly throughout Queens in both zoned and non-zoned areas. These vans are one big pain in the butt!! Get rid of them!!!!

stinky said...

What needs to be done with the taxi industry?
I’m definitely concerned that people are boarding taxis that are not registered, licensed or insured.

Mr. Vacca - your onto something big here - your not dumb, your from the Bronx and savvy about this issue - go for it shut down un-licensed or un-insured livery for God's sake.

stinky said...

Communter Vans that are seen driving haphazardly throughout Queens in both zoned and non-zoned areas.

Bravo Anony - Your right these vans are always honking in front of my house to signal to Chinese clients they are there. They poach MTA fare, park in bus stops and refuse non-Chinese fares. Are these drivers legally licensed - I don't think so - Mr Vacca - go after these guys!