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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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PHOTOS: 1930s bus station remnants are tucked beneath New York City hotel

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 15, 2013

PHOTOS: 1930s bus station remnants are tucked beneath New York City hotel

Former Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood often promoted repurposing old buildings like the Macomb Transit Center in western Illinois, which was was created from a former porcelain factory. Similarly, ScoutingNY has found a former transit center that is now used as a ...

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NYSDOT begins off-site bridge replacement project

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2013

NYSDOT begins off-site bridge replacement project

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has begun work on a $20.2 million project to replace two Interstate 84 bridges that carry about 75,000 vehicles daily. The bridges, located over Dingle Ridge Road in the town of Southeast, Westchester ...

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NYC suburbs getting stoned again

John Latta - Apr 01, 2013

NYC suburbs getting stoned again

It was Dickens, or maybe Arthur Conan Doyle or Stephen Crane that had me, as a boy, intrigued by cobblestones. I'd never seen them, my hometown wasn't old enough, but they read well. I could hear them under the horses ...

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Traffic lights or stop signs?

John Latta - Mar 26, 2013

Traffic lights or stop signs?

Are traffic lights always preferable to stop signs? It's not a new debate, and this time it's a suburb in Brooklyn, New York, that is raising the issue. It seems cars speed through residential streets in Boerum Hill, and now some locals believe ...

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