The newest New York license plate, selected by state residents, was announced early this month — but the controversy kicked up by the state’s plan to require drivers to replace their old license plates remains.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has officially scrapped a plan to require New Yorkers to replace old license plates for a $25 fee, after a Siena poll showed the move to be unpopular among a decided majority of state residents.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that nearly 300 additional electronic message boards and traffic cameras have been installed along major traffic corridors in New York state. The new highway cameras and Variable Message Signs are part of the governor's initiative “to improve communication with the traveling public, enhance safety and promote greater situational awareness among motorists and traffic system managers.”
A law signed at the end of the 2019 legislative session by Gov. Andrew Cuomo includes a requirement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board approve a reorganization plan for New York City’s subway systems by the end of this month, while advocacy groups argue that there needs to be more transparency to the process.
After reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have asked at least three states to run facial recognition searches on their driver’s license databases, concerns have been raised that a new law allowing undocumented immigrants to receive licenses in New York will put them in danger of deportation by federal officers.
This last week saw the opening of the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines' new Terminal C, part of an $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport. And funding has been approved for the AirTrain LGA, which will connect the airport with a new station at Willets Point linked to enhanced Long Island Railroad service to and from New York City
When the Assembly Transportation Committee meets this week, members will consider speed limits, road construction signs, antique cars, firefighters, idling vehicles and the state Department of Transportation's opaque financial planning.
Despite spending about $36 million to reduce the subway homeless population, the homeless situation in the subways has grown significantly worse since 2013, according to an OSC audit released earlier this month, in part because the New York City Department of Homeless Services has neglected to monitor a non-profit that has repeatedly failed to conduct the outreach it was hired for.
Transportation advocates urge state leaders to preserve MTA dedicated funding in upcoming state budget adjustment, one of three permitted in the SFY 2020-21 Enacted Budget to respond to financial shortfalls caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an expected package of limo safety legislation this week, putting into place new reforms and safety standards for the limousine industry after similar proposed measures stalled last year.