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.
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.
An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first jurisdiction in the world to use such technology to punish drivers distracted by social media, text messages or phone calls.
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.
Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. The boats can fit four passengers, and if they get approved, can be ordered on an app like land taxis, shared bikes or other forms of transport.
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
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.