Mayoral Press Releases on Transportation

2014 Press Releases

September 5, 2014
As School Year Begins, Mayor De Blasio and Senate Co-Leader Klein Announce Expansion of Speed Enforcement Cameras Near Schools En español

May 14, 2014
Mayor De Blasio Signs Package Of Life-Saving Traffic Safety Bills En español

May 14, 2014
Mayor de Blasio Opens Newly Rebuilt Hamilton Avenue Asphalt Plant, Helping City Resurface 1,000 Miles Of Streets This Year En español

February 20, 2014
Mayor de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Trottenberg Launch Comprehensive Plan to Battle Potholes as the Record-Setting Winter Continues En español

February 18, 2014
Mayor de Blasio Releases 'Vision Zero' Action Plan, Launching Citywide Effort to Prevent Traffic Fatalities En español

January 15, 2014
Mayor de Blasio Launches Interagency Working Group to Implement 'Vision Zero,' Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities En español

2013 Press Releases

December 26, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, DOT Commisisoner Sadik-Khan, Police Commissioner Kelly Announce Bid for Contract to Allow New Yorkers to Pay for Parking by Cell Phone and Online

December 23, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan and Design and Construction Commissioner Burney Cut Ribbon on First Phase of Permanent Times Square Reconstruction

November 18, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, DDC Commissioner Burney, And MTA Chairman Prendergast Announce Launch Of Select Bus Service On Nostrand/Rogers Avenues En español

November 8, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce that Citi Bike Exceeds 5 Million Rides, 10 Million Miles Traveled in First 5 Months En español

October 24, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce All 250,000 Street Lights in New York City Will Be Replaced With Energy-Efficient LEDs by 2017, Reducing Energy Consumption and Cost En español

August 26, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Speed Camera Enforcement Will Begin On the First Day of School, September 9th En español

July 1, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan and MTA Chairman Prendergast Announce Launch of Select Bus Service On Bronx's Webster Avenue, Making Bus Trips Faster and More Reliable En español

June 22, 2013
Statements Of Mayor Bloomberg And Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan On Passage Of Speed Camera Legislation En español

April 9, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Pilot Rogram to Pay Parking Meters Remotely and Launch Real-Time Parking Availability Map En español

2012 Press Releases

November 8, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Emergency Order to Establish Odd-Even License Plate System for Gasoline Purchases to Reduce Wait Times En español

October 11, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan, MTA Chairman Lhota Announce Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport to Start Next Year En español

August 30, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan and MTA Chairman and CEO Lhota Preview First Staten Island Select Bus Service Route En español

July 10, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Neighborhood Slow Zones to Combat Speeding and Further Improve Record Traffic Safety En español

May 7, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan and Citi CEO Vikram Pandit Announce Citi Will Sponsor New York City's New Bike Share Program - Citi Bike En español

March 19, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg And Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Unveil New Pothole-filling Machine and Begin Road Paving Season En español

2011 Press Releases

December 29, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan, and Police Commissioner Kelly Announce All-time Record Low in Traffic Fatalities In 2011 En español

November 14, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan, NYC Transit President Prendergast Release Report On First/Second Avenue Select Bus Service and Launch New Curbside Fare Payment for 34th Street Select Bus Service En español

October 20, 2011
NYC DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Other City Officials Launch Program To Expand Public Seating In All Five Boroughs

October 17, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Digital System to Reduce the Impact of Construction on City Roads En español

July 28, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce 14 Percent Growth in Commuter Bike Riding Compared to Last Spring En español

July 18, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New, Real-Time Traffic Management System to Reduce Congestion in Midtown Manhattan En español

May 23, 2011
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on State Senate Passage of Bill To Require Crossover Mirrors on Large Trucks To Eliminate Blind Spots  En español

May 12, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Traffic Safety Initiatives En español

April 13, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Latest Results of Health Department Air Quality Study That Shows Air in Times Square Is Cleaner and Healthier Since Pedestrian Plazas Were Opened En español

2010 Press Releases

December 1, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City Receives U.S. EPA National Smart Growth Award for PlaNYC Programs  En español

October 12, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Goldsmith, Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Start of City's First Car Share Program En español

August 16, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Release City’s Most Comprehensive Pedestrian Safety Study To Date and Announce Installation of 1,500 Pedestrian Countdown Signals Across the City En español

August 9, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Sadik-Khan Mark Installation of New Willis Avenue Bridge En español

June 7, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan And MTA Chairman and CEO Walder Announce Faster, More Efficient Bus Service on Manhattan's East Side En español

June 2, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Vice President Biden Mark Start of Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project En español

May 24, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Open New Asphalt Plant to Make Road and Pothole Repairs More Efficient, Less Expensive and More Environmentally Friendly En español

March 4, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Help Fill Administration's 'Two-Millionth' Pothole As Part of Post-Snowstorm Pothole Filling Blitz En español

February 11, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce 'Green Light for Midtown' Project Will Be Made Permanent En español

January 31, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioners Burney, Farley, Sadik-Khan and Burden Release Design Guidelines to Promote Physical Activity and Health in Buildings and Communities En español

January 27, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce All-Time Record Year for Traffic Safety En español

2009 Press Releases

December 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring City Agencies to Notify Local Representation Before Major Construction Projects En español

December 7, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation to Increase Public Awareness of Changes in Parking Regulations En español

September 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Make Parking Easier, More Efficient and More User-Friendly Through New Technology and New Initiatives En español

August 14, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Improving Bicycling Conditions Throughout the Five Boroughs En español

August 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Officials and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan Launch Real-Time Bus Arrival Information Pilot On 34th Street En español

August 3, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson, Federal and City Officials Announce Federal Stimulus Funding for Ferry Projects En español

June 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Return and Expansion of Summer Streets and More Than 1,500 Free Summer Events Throughout New York City En español

April 8, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg And Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce New Route For 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade En español

March 30, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Federal Stimulus Transportation Projects List En español

February 26, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Pilot 'green Light for Midtown' Program to Reduce Congestion En español

January 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Marking of the Eastern Terminus of Lincoln Highway in Times Square En español

January 11, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses City's Winter Pothole Blitz in Weekly Radio Address En español

January 5, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan Detail City's Winter Pothole Blitz En español

2008 Press Releases

December 30, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg signs legislation temporarily suspending alternate side of the street parking regulations during snowstorms En español

December 15, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Sanitation Commissioner Doherty Announce New Street Cleaning Plan for Bronx Community Board 8 En español

December 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Allowing Parking at Missing or Broken Parking Meters Up to the Maximum Time Permitted In That Parking Meter Zone En español

September 25, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Unveils New Online Tool to Track Potholes and Street Defects Found by SCOUT Teams and New Secret Shopper Program to Test City's Customer Service En español

September 5, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan Unveil New Public Space at Madison Square En español

August 7, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan and Jay-Z Invite New Yorkers to Take to the Streets for Summer Streets En español

June 30, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring the Department of Transportation to Extend the Operating Authority of Two Unsubsidized Bus Services En español

June 20, 2008
Statement by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Recent Progress in PlaNYC Legislative Agendan En español

June 16, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce "Summer Streets", a Car-Free City Route for Health and Recreation En español

June 4, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Modifying Department of Transportation Traffic Measurements En español

May 12, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz Announce the Brooklyn Bridge 125th Birthday Celebration En español

May 5, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Start of Rockaway Ferry Service on May 12, Restored Service to Williamsburg and Expanded East River Routes En español

April 8, 2008
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on the Failure of the State Legislature to Vote Congestion Pricing En español

April 7, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Congestion Pricing and Leadership for the Future in Weekly Radio Address En español

April 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring DOT to Improve Conditions at Twenty Locations With Most Car Accidents En español

April 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring Timely Pruning of Trees or Vegatation That Cover Traffic Signals or Signs En español

April 1, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Praises Historic Passage of Congestion Pricing Legislation in City Council En español

March 31, 2008
Labor Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Pass Congestion Pricing En español


March 28, 2008
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Assembly Introduction of Congestion Pricing Legislation En español

March 25, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, MTA Executive Director and CEO Sander, and DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan Unveil New MTA Select Bus Service (SBS) System En español

March 24, 2008
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Senate Introduction of Congestion Pricing Legislation En español

March 24, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Mass Transit Improvements That Congestion Pricing Will Make Possible in Weekly Radio Address En español

March 21, 2008
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Governor Paterson's Support of Congestion Pricing En español

March 20, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and MTA Executive Director Sander Announce New Express Bus Route to be Deployed - If Congestion Pricing Passes En español

March 19, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, NYC Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan, and MTA Executive Director Elliot Sander Unveil Transit Signal Priority System En español

March 19, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Calls on Albany and City Council to Approve Congestion Pricing Plan in Speech at Crain's Breakfast Forum En español

March 17, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Residential Parking Permits and Congestion Pricing in Weekly Radio Address En español

March 12, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan Announce Residential Parking Permit Program as Part of Congestion Pricing En español

February 28, 2008
Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on the MTA Capital Plan En español

February 19, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring Use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel by Diesel-Powered City-Owned Ferries En español

February 4, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan Accept National Bicycle Friendly Community Award En español

February 1, 2008
Statement from Mayor Bloomberg on Final Recommendation from Traffic Mitigation Commission En español

January 29, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Launches Safe Streets for Seniors to Reduce Traffic Fatalities Among Seniors in 25 Neighborhoods Across New York City En español

January 3, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan to Limit City Parking Placards En español

2007 Press Releases

December 23, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Discusses City's Successful Road Paving and Pothole Repair Programs In Weekly Radio Address En español

December 17, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Marks Five-Thousandth Lane-Mile Paved En español

October 9, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Requiring DOT to Replace Stop, Yield and Do Not Enter Signs Within Three Business Days En español

August 27, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Request for Firms to Provide Information on the Implementation of a Congestion Pricing Plan En español

August 21, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, Senate, Assembly and Council Name Congestion Mitigation Commissioners En español

August 14, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, State Legislative Leaders and Speaker Quinn Announce City and State to Receive More Than $350 Million for Mass Transit Improvements and Traffic Reduction En español

July 26, 2007
Statement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Legislature Approving Congestion Pricing Legislation En español

July 19, 2007
Statement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on City Being Authorized to Move Forward with Congestion Pricing En español

June 10, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg and Congressman Crowley Announce Support for Major Bronx and Queens Mass Transit Improvements That Could Be Funded Through Pilot Congestion Pricing En español

June 8, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Testifies on PlaNYC Before the State Assembly En español

May 24, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg and Borough President Stringer Announce Aggressive Measures Designed to Prevent Intersection Gridlock En español

May 8, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn Announce First Steps for Ferry Service Between The Rockaways and Manhattan En español

April 27, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Names New Transportation Commissioner En español

April 23, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Presents PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York En español

2006 Press Releases

December 19, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Unveils First New Bus Shelter as Part of Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise En español

December 15, 2006 Mayor Bloomberg Announces Completion of Citywide Safe Routes to School Studies

En español

November 30, 2006 Mayor Bloomberg Announces Installation of First Countdown Pedestrian Signal

En español

July 11, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Legislation Centralizing Parking Enforcement En español

May 15, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Applauds Franchise and Concession Review Committee's Unanimous Approval of Street Furniture Contract En español

May 8, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Announces More Car-Free Hours in Central and Prospect Parks En español

March 27, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Recommendations to the Staten Island Transportation Task Force En español

February 17, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Weinshall Kickoff 2006 Pothole Blitz En español

January 29, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Transition of Jamaica Bus Lines to MTA En español

January 8, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg Announces MTA Takeover of Green Bus Lines En español