The state Assembly passed a package of legislation Tuesday that will create additional regulations and requirements for the limousine industry, on the same day an identical package was passed in the Senate.
The state Senate passed a series of uncontroversial bills in a short 15-minute session on Monday, approving legislation related to veterans services and public restrooms while clarifying legislative language on a number of earlier bills. The chamber will meet again Tuesday to consider a limousine safety package pushed by survivors of the 2018 Schoharie crash.
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.”
New York state won a victory in federal court last week when U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford dismissed a lawsuit to prevent its Green Light Law — which allows undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses — from moving forward.
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
The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped economy cabins are detrimental to comfort. But federal officials who write airline safety rules have never tested whether smaller seats or tightly packed rows have any effect on evacuation time.
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights as early as next year. The companies announced the investment Tuesday, saying they will work together on broadening commercial access to space and transforming global travel technologies.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a letter to MTA Chair and CEO Pat Foye today, calling for the ”timely completion” of an MTA forensic audit, a type of audit generally used to uncover illegal financial activities. In the letter, the governor also called for an Inspector General review of the integrity of the MTA's procurement and inventory control systems.