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2016 Best Cars for Families: Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie

2016 Best Cars for Families: Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie

Honda and Mercedes-Benz Tie for Most Wins   U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2016 Best Cars for Families. U.S. News evaluated 256 vehicles and named winners across 21 categories. The 2016 Best Cars for Families winners have the […]

by · March 9, 2016 · Transportation
NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns Safely to Earth after One-Year Mission

      NASA astronaut and Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a historic 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station. They landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 p.m. EST (10:26 […]

BREAKING NEWS: 15 Rail Cars Derail Near Ripley In Upstate New York

BREAKING NEWS: 15 Rail Cars Derail Near Ripley In Upstate New York

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 rail cars traveling on the Norfolk Southern rail line derailed near the town of Ripley in Chautauqua County. There is no fire or reported injuries at this time. Three rail cars carrying hazardous liquids, […]

Profile America: Railroad Development

Profile America: Railroad Development

MAKING TRACKS 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 […]

by · February 28, 2016 · Transportation, Uncategorized
Unease Over Zika Causing Women To Rethink Travel Plans

Unease Over Zika Causing Women To Rethink Travel Plans

Travel companies, airlines might be too quick to waive cancellation fees A recent survey found that 80 percent of women will avoid travel to Zika-infected regions this winter. While heightened concerns among women over Zika may not be surprising given its […]

by · February 21, 2016 · Health & Fitness, Transportation, Women
US News Unveils 2016 Best Cars For The Money

US News Unveils 2016 Best Cars For The Money

Honda Motor Company earns the most awards in the 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards unveiled today.

by · February 9, 2016 · Leisure Time, Transportation
Winter Travel Advisory Issued For Monday AM Rush Hour Thru Wednesday PM

Winter Travel Advisory Issued For Monday AM Rush Hour Thru Wednesday PM

MAYOR DE BLASIO ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR MONDAY AM RUSH THROUGH WEDNESDAY PM RUSH   Prolonged light to moderate snow expected Monday morning through Wednesday, creating slippery road conditions for commuters   Below freezing nighttime temperatures can turn melted snow […]

BRONX BP DIAZ RELEASES REPORT PROPOSING PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT AT CONCOURSE YARD

BRONX BP DIAZ RELEASES REPORT PROPOSING PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT AT CONCOURSE YARD

Report Finds Potential for Nearly Two Million Square Feet of Development at Concourse Yard     Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a preliminary report cataloging the potential of platform development at three borough railyard sites.   The […]

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Black Ice Advisory Issued

As nighttime temperatures drop to near or below freezing throughout the week, melted snow can turn to ice/black ice causing dangerously slick driving conditions     New York, NY — The National Weather Service forecasts daytime temperatures Tuesday through Friday […]

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ASP Suspended Through February 1

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING (ASP) SUSPENDED THRU MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1   Cars parked in School Zones marked ‘No Standing – School Hours’ also allowed to remain in place until Wednesday, January 27   NEW YORK—The city has extended suspension of Alternate Side […]

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission To Study Hoverboards Safety

WASHINGTON, DC  — The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards. Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for […]

Councilman Andy King Pushes To Legalize Hoverboards

Councilman Andy King Pushes To Legalize Hoverboards

While hoverboards are growing in popularity, they are illegal to ride along streets in New York City, but some politicians are working to change that.   City Councilman Andy King is proposing legislation that would permit the use of hoverboards […]

FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

  FreshDirect CEO and co-founder Jason Ackerman, Director of Fleet Operations Michael Derrig, & FreshDirect Transportation employees hold the 2015 EPA NEDC Breathe Easy Leadership Award   FreshDirect recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for investments in technologies to significantly […]

PA James Introduces Legislation to Protect Pedestrians in New York City

Outdated Law Gives Drivers Right of Way During Crosswalk Countdown NEW YORK — Public Advocate Letitia James announced new legislation to protect pedestrians crossing at intersections in New York City. Current law states that as soon as a flashing red […]

ShareRoller:  Handy E-Bike and E-Scooter Kit

ShareRoller: Handy E-Bike and E-Scooter Kit

Indiegogo campaign brings the first portable and removable electric assist for bicycles, kickscooters, even bike share, along with an e-bike/e-scooter bundle   NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — What if one compact device could add electric power to everything you […]

by · November 10, 2015 · Sports, Technology, Transportation