HOST INTRO: After a fatal crash that killed 20 people last October in upstate New York, Governor Cuomo wanted to ban stretch limousines. THEN, after much opposition from the limo industry, he agreed not to. Now, he is proposing all limo and large vehicles–old and new–to install seat belts for its passengers. Reporter Andrea Salcedo […]
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.
Parking is another topic on the minds of the New York City Council. Yesterday, it met to discuss plans to set aside public spaces for private car-share companies. It’s a suggestion which would help manage a notoriously limited resource for the city’s drivers.
Superstorm Sandy was four years ago and New York City is still dealing with the damage it left behind. The latest project – repairs to the L train line connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. But this will leave riders with few options for getting between the two boroughs. Stephan Bisaha went to Brooklyn to hear how L train riders were taking the news.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced yesterday it will spend tens of billions of dollars to upgrade LaGuardia and Newark airports. It also committed to upgrading the city’s main bus terminal at Port Authority– even before it knows how much it will cost. Katie Ferguson has more.
Thousands will stream into the Javitz Center this week for the New York International Auto Show, which begins today. It’s the oldest and largest show of its kind in the country. And as Adrian Ma explains, the big takeaway from the show is that the SUV is making a comeback.
If you’ve got a hoverboard, the list of places where you can ride it is getting shorter – The PATH, MTA and more than 30 universities have recently announced a ban on the boards. As Isabella Kulkarni reports, the motorized scooters have been both under fire and ON fire lately.
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.
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?
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.
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.