Transportation

Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway

Tolls for Thee

Tuesday, November 13th. The first automatic tolls collection station went into service this month in 1954. It was installed at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway. Motorists dropped coins into a wire mesh hopper, triggering a […]

On August 5, 1914, the world's first electric traffic signal is put into place. Pinterest

Profile America: First Traffic Light

Sunday, August 5th. On this date in 1914, American motorists got the green light to safely proceed through increasingly traveled crossroads. A traffic light system, credited with being the first in the nation, flashed red and green at the intersection […]

Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Friday, July 13 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled events for Friday. Mayor Bill de Blasio will depart New York City after his last event and travel to Boston, Massachusetts […]

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Profile America: Roads Paved With Good Inventions

The first concrete road in America was completed on this date 126 years ago in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

WYSK: A Gross Example of What Fake News Looks Like

WYSK: A Gross Example of What Fake News Looks Like

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: A Gross Example of What  Fake News  Looks Like By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz   You should know that recently I personally experienced a case of  “Fake News.”   As you know my dear reader, I […]

The Lincoln Highway, The Great American Road Trip

Getting up to Speed

Friday, June 29th. On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System, originally of 41,000 miles. Today, it’s nearly 47,000 miles, the world’s longest single system. The original estimated cost of the interstate […]

Profile America: First State Chartered Railroad

Profile America: First State Chartered Railroad

Wednesday, February 28. Although February is the calendar’s shortest month, it looms large in America’s history of railroad development. In 1815, the first state charter for a railroad was issued by New Jersey for a never-completed line between Trenton and […]

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Diane Savino announce a petition drive to save the statue of Christopher Columbus.--Photo by David Greene

IDC survey finds MTA riders want City to pay up

Straphangers say they want city to pitch in funds for MTA repairs, new Independent Democratic Conference survey finds IDC introduces legislation to have city match state’s commitment to fund phase 1 of MTA’s Subway Action Plan Albany, NY — A […]

by · February 5, 2018 · Government, News, Transportation
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

Schumer: It’s Time To Deploy Explosive Detection Technology In NYC

Schumer Says Feds Must Test Bomb Detection Technology In NYC and Speed-Up Adoption Of Machines To Place In Some Of NYC’s Busiest Transit Hubs: Subways, Penn Station and Airports On the heels of last week’s attempted subway terror attack, where […]

by · December 18, 2017 · News, Technology, Terrorism, Transportation
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

SCHUMER: CHRISTMAS AIRLINE PASSENGERS COULD BE SOCKED WITH HIGH BAG FEES

Schumer: USDOTs Last-Minute Christmas Gift To Airlines Hurts Consumers & Simply Cannot Fly On Sunday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconsider its recent scrapping of a critical consumer protection that would […]

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 […]