# Public transportation
MTA holding virtual public meeting on proposed Interborough Express train linking Brooklyn and Queens
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) The MTA is holding a virtual public town hall meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. to share plans for the proposed Interborough Express train that would connect currently-underserved areas of Brooklyn and Queens.
Petaluma: reduction in parking could cut vehicle trips, emissions
Setting a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 is easy enough. Making it happen though, as Petaluma officials are learning, involves a lot of moving parts. Meeting for more than three hours Monday, elected and appointed leaders spoke of moves to significantly reduce the amount of vehicle parking in Petaluma. The goal is to cut traffic, reduce accidents, and curb emissions.
Thank your Denver transit operator Friday
(Denver, Colo.) While it's customary to thank your transit driver when exiting the bus, you'll want to be extra sure to show your gratitude Friday to Denver RTD operators. According to a Denver City Council proclamation, that's because it's National Transit Driver Appreciation Day.
Electric bike-sharing service expands to serve communities of color
PORTLAND, OR — The Portland Bureau of Transportation today announced the expansion of the BIKETOWN bicycle-sharing system. “This is an exciting milestone in our efforts to ensure everyone has safe, convenient access to biking in Portland,” said transportation commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, according to a news release. “For too long, our East Portland and North Portland neighborhoods have been lacking the city services and convenient transportation access that the rest of Portland takes for granted.”
Winter weather to arrive in time for Christmas weekend
PORTLAND, OR — Winter is officially here, and so is winter weather. “Expect snow across the city and the Portland area, even at areas of low elevation, from Saturday evening through Monday,” the Portland Bureau of Transportation said in a news release today.