Transportation

Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]

NYC Transit Jobs

NYC Transit Jobs

There’s an exciting new title at the NYC Transit Authority: Elevator & Escalator Specialist.  The starting salary is $45.10 an hour for a 40 hour work.  In addition to the hourly rate, this position offers a night differential and the opportunity to earn overtime. Plus, NYC […]

Mayor de Blasio Advances 5-Point Subway Plan

Mayor de Blasio Advances 5-Point Subway Plan

Governor Cuomo has given MTA Chairman Lhota until July 31 to present a plan to stop the dramatic slide in subway performance, improve predictability and reliability, and restore New York City residents’ faith in their transit system. And on Monday, […]

by · July 25, 2017 · Government, News, Transportation
OPINION: Shining A Light On Transit Priorities

OPINION: Shining A Light On Transit Priorities

TRANSIT PRIORITIES NEED TO BE PUT IN A NEW LIGHT by Assemblyman Brian Kolb The “Summer of Hell” New York City commuters are facing makes upstate New Yorkers feel lucky. The deterioration of the city’s mass transit system has resulted in […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Op Ed, Transportation
Profile America: Roads Paved With Good Intentions

Profile America: Roads Paved With Good Intentions

Sunday, July 9 — The first concrete road in America was completed on this date 125 years ago in Bellefontaine, Ohio — just as America entered the age of the automobile. The concrete road in 1892 followed by 22 years […]

Taxi symposium sponsored by NYIT, June 27

Taxi symposium sponsored by NYIT, June 27

(New York, NY)  Taxi medallion owners and advocates for the disabled will join academics to discuss the fate of the medallion system and accessibility on Tuesday, June 27th. The Taxi Symposium is sponsored by the University Transportation Research Center at the […]

Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Garcia calls out Diaz on subway service

Metrocard dust up between candidates In an email to supporters and reporters, Elvin Garcia, a Democrat running for City Council in District 18, accused rival Sen. Rev. Rubén Díaz of being AWOL on the deteriorating subway service experienced by Bronx commuters. […]

Joe Lhota, MTA Board Chairman, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Joe Lhota Returns as Chair of MTA Board

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH LHOTA AS CHAIRMAN OF MTA Late Thursday night, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of Joseph J. Lhota to serve as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this role, Mr. Lhota […]

Special guest Brooke Shields christened Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' new vessels at a June 13th ceremony, which featured Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo (PRNewsfoto/Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises)

Iconic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Receives And Operates New State-Of-The-Art Empire Class Fleet

NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — New York Cruise Lines, parent company of iconic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, is adding a new fleet to their exemplary roster with the addition of the Empire Class of sightseeing vessels from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Circle […]

by · June 16, 2017 · News, Transportation
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Call For Updated Child Car Seat Laws

New York’s outdated child car seat laws put young children at risk because the statutes do not require that little ones to ride facing the rear of vehicles, AAA said last week. Safety experts strongly recommend that children ride in […]

Senator Klein, City Island Civic Association applaud MTA’s planned Bx29 Service Extension

Senator Klein, City Island Civic Association applaud MTA’s planned Bx29 Service Extension

Senator Klein, City Island Civic Association applaud MTA’s planned Bx29 Service Extension The bus service is slated to operate one hour later beginning July 2017 Bronx, NY – Following years of pushing the MTA to modify the Bx29 bus route, […]

A young man recently showed off his skills at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard. Photo by David Greene

NYPD Begins Crackdown on Daredevil Bike Riders

NYPD Begins Crackdown on Daredevil Bike Riders by David Greene Police on Staten Island have confiscated four high-end racing bikes and have charged four teens with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after the four were observed popping wheelies and darting […]

by · February 28, 2017 · Crime, News, Transportation, Youth and Children
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

Statement from Senator Schumer on United Airlines Charging an Extra Fee for Luggage in Overhead Bin

SCHUMER: IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, UNITED AIRLINES WILL CHARGE EXTRA FEE TO STORE LUGGAGE IN ‘OVERHEAD BIN’; ONCE AGAIN, AN AIRLINE TRYING TO CHARGE EXPENSIVE & ANNOYING FEES, SQUEEZING THE POCKETS OF COUNTLESS NEW YORKERS‎; SENATOR SAYS IF UNITED […]

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Profile America: Nickel and Diming

Motorists in Oklahoma City were confronted with America’s first parking meter this month in 1935.

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New York State to Pokémon Go Hunters: Do Not Play While Driving

NEW YORK STATE TO POKÉMON GO HUNTERS: POPULAR NEW APP IS NOT MEANT TO BE USED WHILE DRIVING State Traffic Safety Agencies Remind Motorists That Playing Pokémon GO and Driving – and Walking – Don’t Mix The New York State […]

by · July 12, 2016 · News, Transportation