Is the City Ready for Self-Driving Cars?


Today in the New York International Auto Show opened its doors to the public. With over 1000 cars and trucks on display, a few companies addressed the elephant in the room. Self-driving cars. While Tesla Motors wasn’t presenting at the show, several other automakers displayed their vehicles. In the Javits Center where thousands of people In one end of the hall, Volvo has an exhibit in the center of the main room. One of the features they’re showing off, the Volvo assist. The car can drive itself at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, braking and accelerating depending on traffic conditions. But it has a condition: the driver must have their hands on the wheel. Taylor Wizner has more.

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Commuters Prepare for Looming NJ Transit Strike

If you’re one of the over 100,000 commuters who rely on New Jersey Transit to get to work or school in the morning, you may already know. Negotiators and representatives from the transit agency and labor unions have been meeting all day. Their goal… to try to prevent a strike that could start as early as 12:01 Sunday morning .. With fewer than 36 hours to go Alison Vicrobeck heads to Secaucus, to find out how commuters are preparing.

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Does Staten Island Get Enough Transit Funding?


The 1 Train isn’t stopping at South Ferry this weekend. If you live on Staten Island, that means one less transit option to get you to the rest of the city – and that’s after you take the ferry.

Some residents say the borough is a transit desert, with the current system failing to move customers both on and off the island efficiently.

With major transit projects around the city getting billions of dollars in funding, reporter Daniel Rostas went to find out: why isn’t Staten Island getting the same transit investments as other boroughs?

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New World Trade Center Transit Hub Opens in Lower Manhattan


The new World Trade Center Transit Hub officially opened yesterday afternoon, to mixed reviews. The structure cost the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about four billion dollars. And it took five years longer than expected to build. Erin Golackson caught up with the first morning commuters as they passed through the hub today.

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Can You Get Good Quality Sleep On The Subway?

The NYPD says crime on the subways is up almost thirty percent this year compared to last – that number includes slashings, sexual assault and robberies. And half of those crimes happened to sleeping passengers. That has cops asking riders to stay awake on the subway – and in some cases, threatening to wake them up. So if police get serious about stopping subway snoozing, will New Yorkers lose a real source of restful sleep? Daniel Rostas reports.

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