Transportation

Amtrak Reveals Amenities for Upcoming Acela Nonstop to DC

Amtrak, which operates the nation’s passenger railroad service, has revealed the unique amenities exclusive to its upcoming Acela Nonstop train from NY to Washington, DC. The nonstop train begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, and will include: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu […]

Transportation

Blade Promises All Day Helicopter Service to JFK

NEW YORK – Sometimes taxis are just too slow. Helicopter company BLADE said it will begin launching continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm for $195 per person. According to the company, the shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative […]

Transportation

L Train Won’t Shutdown After All

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) won’t shutdown the L Train to Brooklyn for repairs that has been dreaded for nearly two years. The MTA said it has accepted the recommendations of a panel of engineering experts that determined a complete closure of the L Train Tunnel is unnecessary. The report – which followed weeks of […]

Government Transportation

NYC to Designate 309 Parking Spots for Carsharing

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the City will dedicate 309 parking spots to carshare programs: the NYC DOT will dedicate 285 parking spaces through the DOT NYC Carshare pilot for Zipcar and Enterprise CarShare vehicles on streets in select neighborhoods as well as in DOT municipal parking lots, while NYCHA will […]

Transportation

NY to Invest $300 Million in New Ferry Service

NEW YORK –– Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYC Ferry’s ridership could grow to as many as 9 million annual passengers by 2023, twice as many passengers as initially projected, and that the City will invest in a bigger ferry fleet to meet that demand. The Executive Budget includes $300 million in new capital over […]