January 20, 2021

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure advisory board

If passed, this measure would create an unpaid, 19-member Board of Transportation and Infrastructure. Denver City Council members would appoint 13 of those board members and the mayor would appoint the remainder. The board would then advise the head of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure on policy and operations. It would also review and comment on the department’s annual budget.

The case for: The board could offer additional oversight and expertise for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the budget for which comprises a substantial amount of the entire city’s budget and covers important public works projects and improvements.

The case against: It’s unclear whether the board would have substantial mechanisms to ensure its recommendations are followed. Also, additional board review procedures could slow public works projects and the budget process.

Ballot question: “Shall the Charter of the City and County of Denver be amended to

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Manny’s Owner Nominated To San Francisco’s Transportation Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The owner of a popular civic engagement space in San Francisco’s Mission District has been nominated to serve on the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the mayor’s office said Monday.

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, a gathering space, cafe, restaurant and bookstore, was nominated by Mayor London Breed. Yekutiel is currently on the San Francisco Small Business Commission and is a member of the board for the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

Manny’s has been hosting public forums on a range of issues from COVID-19 to climate change to transportation including congestion pricing in the city.

“Manny knows how to bring people together and make sure everyone has a chance to share their diverse perspectives,” the mayor said in a statement.

“He’s a regular rider of public transportation in our City and understands how critical Muni is to everyone in our City, especially our

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Brookline Seeks Transportation Board Advisory Committee Members

Press release from The Town Of Brookline’s Transportation Department:

Oct. 2, 2020

The Transportation Board is looking for 4 members to serve on the newly created Shared Mobility Advisory Committee. The mission of the new advisory committee is to encourage, plan for, and advocate for improved access and utilization of shared mobility systems within the Town of Brookline.

It shall advise the Transportation Board on matters related to shared mobility including, but not limited to, public transportation, shuttles, senior transportation, ride share, car share, bike share, and micro-mobility share for commuting, general mobility and pleasure, with an emphasis on safety and access.

Additionally, SMAC will work with the MBTA and the Town to fine-tune existing bus and train service and infrastructure, as well as explore new opportunities to expand shared transportation accessibility for residents and for those who travel to and from Brookline for work and pleasure.

Membership is open

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Limo company’s disregard for safety led to crash that killed 20: National Transportation Safety Board

The agency also blamed state regulators’ ineffective oversight.

A limousine company’s disregard for safety, coupled with ineffective oversight from state regulators, led to a 2018 limo crash in upstate New York that left 20 dead, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a meeting Tuesday.

The limo was carrying a group of people traveling to a birthday party when it crossed an intersection in Schoharie, New York, and crashed into a parked vehicle, killing all 17 passengers, the driver and two pedestrians.

The meeting detailed the “egregious” actions by Prestige Limousine, the company that operated the limo, as well as the inadequate safety

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