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  • NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:14:53 GMT
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
  • Driver transporting dozens of drunk teens arrested

    Driver transporting dozens of drunk teens arrested

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:23:39 GMT
    A limousine bus driver on Long Island was arrested after the New York State police found he was transporting a bus full of drunk teens.Police say it happened Monday night at a Sunrise Highway rest area in Southampton.Someone called 911 to report a female screaming at the eastbound rest area between exit 65 and 66.Troopers arrived and found 42 teens between the ages of 16 and 17 in various stages of intoxication.The found more than 100 cans of beer on the bus, along with several gallons worth ...
    A limousine bus driver on Long Island was arrested after the New York State police found he was transporting a bus full of drunk teens.Police say it happened Monday night at a Sunrise Highway rest area in Southampton.Someone called 911 to report a female screaming at the eastbound rest area between exit 65 and 66.Troopers arrived and found 42 teens between the ages of 16 and 17 in various stages of intoxication.The found more than 100 cans of beer on the bus, along with several gallons worth ...
  • Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

    Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

    A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.
    A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.
  • Pulaski Skyway closure

    Pulaski Skyway closure

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:36:49 GMT
    The first weekday test of the closed, northbound Pulaski Skyway wasn't much different from any other Monday. An estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and Manhattan every day are now forced to find an alternate route. All northbound lanes were closed on Saturday for two-years during a rehabilitation project on the 82 year old span.
    The first weekday test of the closed, northbound Pulaski Skyway wasn't much different from any other Monday. An estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and Manhattan every day are now forced to find an alternate route. All northbound lanes were closed on Saturday for two-years during a rehabilitation project on the 82 year old span.
  • Skimmer and camera found at MetroCard machine in Manhattan

    Skimmer and camera found at MetroCard machine in Manhattan

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:00:13 GMT
    The MTA says a customer found a skimming device on a MetroCard vending machine at the southbound No. 1 train platform at Columbus Circle and turned it in. Police later located a pinhole camera on a beam above the machine. Skimming devices are typically placed on machines and scoop information from a bank card's magnetic strip while a tiny camera overhead records your PIN.
    The MTA says a customer found a skimming device on a MetroCard vending machine at the southbound No. 1 train platform at Columbus Circle and turned it in. Police later located a pinhole camera on a beam above the machine. Skimming devices are typically placed on machines and scoop information from a bank card's magnetic strip while a tiny camera overhead records your PIN.
  • MTA cops save dog that raced Metro-North train

    MTA cops save dog that raced Metro-North train

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:58:11 GMT
    A fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City.The dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday, The New York Post reported. About half a dozen other trains in the area or scheduled to pass through were told to slow down and watch out for a stray animal, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North.
    A fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City.The dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday, The New York Post reported. About half a dozen other trains in the area or scheduled to pass through were told to slow down and watch out for a stray animal, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North.
  • Hit-and-run driver causes deadly mayhem in Brooklyn

    Hit-and-run driver causes deadly mayhem in Brooklyn

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:13:12 GMT
    A nearly $100,000 BMW left a path of destruction in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.  The driver hit and killed a 46-year-old man riding a bicycle at the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. After the accident, the driver sped up Boyland Street going the wrong way and crashed into a black Toyota 4-Runner near Chauncey Street.
    A nearly $100,000 BMW left a path of destruction in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.  The driver hit and killed a 46-year-old man riding a bicycle at the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. After the accident, the driver sped up Boyland Street going the wrong way and crashed into a black Toyota 4-Runner near Chauncey Street.
  • Bridge lane closure scandal

    Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

    Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-04-10 00:37:20 GMT
    Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday. Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to turn over documents regarding the plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town's Democratic mayor. ...
    Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday. Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to turn over documents regarding the plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town's Democratic mayor. ...
  • Mechanic paralyzed in derailment sues Metro-North; forgives engineer

    Mechanic paralyzed in derailment sues Metro-North; forgives engineer

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:15:34 GMT
    A commuter railroad mechanic who was paralyzed in a deadly derailment said Wednesday that he forgives the man who was driving the train and is grateful to the railroad but is still suing for $100 million to protect his family. Samuel Rivera, 39, said he wasn't bitter or angry about his fate because, "Being upset and being bitter and angry isn't going to get you anyplace. ... Holding grudges is just not healthy."
    A commuter railroad mechanic who was paralyzed in a deadly derailment said Wednesday that he forgives the man who was driving the train and is grateful to the railroad but is still suing for $100 million to protect his family. Samuel Rivera, 39, said he wasn't bitter or angry about his fate because, "Being upset and being bitter and angry isn't going to get you anyplace. ... Holding grudges is just not healthy."
  • Graphic new ad campaign targets 'texting and driving'

    Graphic new ad campaign targets 'texting and driving'

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:39:26 GMT
    Nearly 80 percent of teens and young adults admit to reading text messages while driving. A fatal mistake for some. Which is why for the first time, the Feds are launching a nationwide multi-million dollar ad campaign to combat distracted driving.
    Nearly 80 percent of teens and young adults admit to reading text messages while driving. A fatal mistake for some. Which is why for the first time, the Feds are launching a nationwide multi-million dollar ad campaign to combat distracted driving.
  • Man arrested after driving in closed tunnel lane

    Man arrested after driving in closed tunnel lane

    Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with drunken driving after they say he drove his car through the Holland Tunnel in a closed lane.
    Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with drunken driving after they say he drove his car through the Holland Tunnel in a closed lane.
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