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New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 24, 2014

New York Transportation Commissioner McDonald: Transportation is ‘sustainability issue,’ ‘economic development issue’

What is the best way to get people interested in transportation infrastructure? New York Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald says the answer lies in showing them transportation is about more than just transportation. During a forum on congestion pricing, McDonald explained that getting ...

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Massive bridge-building crane floats into New York Harbor

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 31, 2014

Massive bridge-building crane floats into New York Harbor

A giant floating crane glided into the New York Harbor on Thursday morning, ready to serve its latest purpose: To help construct the Tappan Zee Bridge, The Journal News reports. Named for its first job on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 21, 2013

Genie S-85 boom lift helps install Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

A Genie S-85 telescopic boom aided in the installation of the Rockefeller Christmas tree earlier this month. The lift, provided by Genie dealer Tri Lift, allowed the rigging crew to place the necessary guy wires after a large crane raised the ...

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Trucking group sues New York Thruway Authority for misusing toll revenues

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 19, 2013

Trucking group sues New York Thruway Authority for misusing toll revenues

A group of trucking advocates has sued the New York State Thruway Authority for using toll revenues to fund canal maintenance, our sister site, Overdrive, reports. The American Trucking Association (ATA) filed a class-action suit on November 14. The association is ...

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DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, crews are continuing to repair damages to transportation infrastructure in New York, New Jersey and other states affected by the storm. In a blog post today, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx notes that ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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VIDEO: Amtrak anticipates new long distance passenger rail cars to begin arriving next summer

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak anticipates new long distance passenger rail cars to begin arriving next summer

Amtrak has announced that it is planning to begin field testing its new long distance passenger rail cars this winter. More than 400 employees are performing the manufacturing and final assembly work at the company’s CAF USA facility in Elmira, New ...

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NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 08, 2013

NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Want to text while driving in New York? Go right ahead – just make sure you’re in one of the 91 designated texting zones. Motorists now have special "texting zones" along the New York State Thruway and State Highways, which provide ...

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10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Most drivers dislike something about driving, whether it’s a long commute, traffic congestion, seemingly unfair traffic lights, numerous potholes or a number of other aspects. Jalopnik readers have spoken up about highways they hate. The auto-focused website asked earlier this week, ...

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Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 26, 2013

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Some of the cities on this list are probably obvious, but I was surprised about a few of the cities on this “Top 5” list from Clean Technica. Here are the five cities where you’re most likely to see someone charging ...

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PHOTOS: WTC transportation hub to be “a light-radiating work of art”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 18, 2013

PHOTOS: WTC transportation hub to be “a light-radiating work of art”

The World Trade Center (WTC) transportation hub in New York City is well on track for its opening in 2015, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. The $3.9 billion project will reach three levels underground, linking the already-operating 11 ...

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