Adolfo Carrion


Adolfo Carrión Jr.'s Independent Streak

Monday, October 21, 2013

Adolfo Carrión Jr. was once a rising star in the Democratic Party. But after switching to the Independence Party to run for mayor, he's barely registering in the polls.



Listen Live: Brian Lehrer Moderates Lhota - Carrion Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota and Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion square off in a debate tonight - tune in.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Adolfo Carrion, Jr.: Independent Candidate for Mayor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Adolfo Carrion, Jr., former Bronx Borough President, discusses his campaign on the Independence Party ticket. 

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How Much the Mayoral Candidates Have Raised – and Have Left to Spend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota raised more than $729,000 in his first two months in the race, the most of any Democrat or Republican in the field during this filing period. But fundraising totals are just one barometer of a candidate’s formidability, given the city’s complicated public campaign financing system.



Adolfo Carrion Launches Mayoral Campaign in the Bronx

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A week after he secured ballot access on the Independence Party line, former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion officially announced he's running for mayor. In the crowded field of candidates, Carrion is casting himself as a business-friendly populist.



Carrion Endorsement Sets Up Possible 3-Way Mayoral Race

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Adolfo Carrion, a former Obama appointee and Bronx Borough president, secured a spot on November's mayoral ballot, setting up a potential three-way race.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: House Blasts Feds Over Chevy Volt Battery Fire Investigation, PATH Ridership Booming

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Top stories on TN: The president gave two nods to transportation in his State of the Union address -- to the auto industry and cutting red tape. San Francisco and Medellin won the ITDP's Sustainable Transport Award. New York State released a report saying there were no environmental barriers to replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. A Maryland county is exploring bike share. Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood -- which has only one bus line -- will get two more buses added to that route later this year. And the Bronx will join Staten Island in having real-time locating information for all its buses.

A natural gas hydraulic fracturing site near Platteville, Colorado (photo courtesy of Senator Mark Udall's Flickr stream)

The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to give more weight to factors including affordable-housing policy in deciding which local mass-transit initiatives will get federal money. (Bloomberg)

Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- has produced so much gas that the price is at a ten-year low. (NPR)

Maryland's Montgomery County wants to use bus rapid transit, not rail, for its Corridor Cities Transitway project. (Washington Examiner)

California's high-speed rail project relies on risky financial assumptions and has just a fraction of the money needed to pay for it, the state auditor said in a new report. (AP via San Francisco Chronicle)

Adolfo Carrion Jr. -- former Bronx Borough President and HUD executive -- will launch a consulting firm that will advise "private sector businesses that are building roads and bridges and pipes and wires and buildings." And: "I'm going to work with players in the affordable housing production universe and I'm going to advise governments about smart growth here and around the country." (New York Daily News)

Airlines are turning increasingly to renting planes -- and the trend is likely to keep growing. (The Economist)

The head of the MTA’s largest union — currently locked in bitter contract negotiations with the transit agency — refused yesterday to rule out the possibility of a crippling subway strike. (New York Post)

Elected officials in Toronto are pushing a new transit plan that could have a new busway operational in less than three years -- and shovels in the ground for new light rail lines by 2014. (Toronto Star)

Disabled parking placard abuse is rampant in downtown Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times)

House Transportation Chair John Mica intends to release text of the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs” proposal perhaps as soon as Friday. (Transportation Issues Daily)

A House committee is holding a hearing this morning on whether NHTSA delayed warning consumers about possible fire risks with the Volt because of the federal government's financial investment in General Motors. (New York Times)

Residents and officials in Tenafly (NJ) blasted a plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail through the community, saying it would bring pollution, accidents and noisy train horns. (The Record)

Customs officials intend to shut down their inspection station at Brooklyn's Red Hook terminal. (New York Times)

More commuters rode PATH trains across the Hudson River in 2011 than in any other year since the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey took over the rail system in 1962. (Wall Street Journal)

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TN's "Back of the Bus" Documentary: Live Event at WNYC's Greene Space

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

From L to R: Andrea Bernstein, Majora Carter, Adolfo Carrion, Gabe Klein, and Robert Bullard at WNYC's Greene Space (photo by Aaron Epstein)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation)   We know what the problem is --but what are they going to do?  That was the question posed to the Chicago DOT Commissioner, Gabe Klein, the NY-NJ HUD Administrator, Adolfo Carrion, and Judith Enck, the NY-NJ EPA Administrator who came to speak (or in Enck's case, to be a member of the audience) at Transportation Nation's forum at WNYC's Greene Space to discuss our documentary "Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race, and Inequality."

(You can listen to the highlights here). Or: for the whole wide-ranging discussion, go here. It's well worth it.)

There, were, as you can imagine, caveats about the current, frugal fiscal environment, and cut backs in transit, generally.  But the panelists all seem motivated to take the issues discussed in the form back to their offices, circulate them among their staff, and make some real change.

TN  Andrea Bernstein moderated the discussion. Panelists were:

  • Robert Bullard -- professor of sociology and director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University
  • Adolfo Carrion -- HUD's NY and NJ Regional Administrator and former president of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Majora Carter -- president of MCG Consulting and founder of Sustainable South Bronx; host of Peabody Award-winning radio series "The Promised Land"
  • Gabe Klein -- commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, former head of the District Department of Transportation, and former VP at Zipcar.
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