The MTA Capital Plan Review Board is scheduled to vote on the authority’s $51.5 billion Capital Plan for 2020-2014 next Wednesday, Sept. 25, but good government groups and others have concerns about the spending plan — a brief overview of which wasn’t made public until this Monday, Sept. 16.
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.
A government report says the driver of a Tesla that slammed into a firetruck near Los Angeles last year was using the car's Autopilot system when a vehicle in front of him suddenly changed lanes and he didn't have time to react. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday the driver never saw the parked firetruck and didn't brake. Apparently the man's 2014 Tesla Model S didn't brake either.
Scolding state lawmakers for being hypocritical, misleading and irresponsible, the commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles issued a statement Thursday, defending the statewide license plate replacement program set to begin next April.
The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, and AAA is urging drivers and pedestrians to use caution at traffic signals. In 2017, the latest figures available, 939 people were killed by vehicles blowing through red lights, according to a AAA study of government crash data.
The condition of New York City subways has not much improved over the last five years, according to an analysis of MTA data by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. But it’s not as bad as it was ten years ago. Primary takeaway? Enjoy the scenery, but watch your step.
The second span of the Kosciuszko Bridge will open to traffic before rush hour early on Thursday morning, carrying commuters from Queens into Brooklyn four years ahead of schedule. The state has already partnered with a Brooklyn park conservancy to turn a seven-mile stretch of land underneath the new bridge in Greenpoint into a multi-purpose public park and cultural center.
The New York State Association of County Clerks has a litany of “questions and concerns” for the state Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the implementation of a controversial new law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver licenses.