Transportation

Average Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon

The average gallon of gas nationwide is just $1.97 according to data from the app GasBuddy, falling 10.1 cents from last week alone. GasBuddy compiles data submitted by users from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The average price of diesel, meanwhile, fell 5.5 cents to $2.61 […]

Government Transportation

MTA Enacts Essential Service Plan

NY’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on moving healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel on the frontlines of this public health crisis. With a dramatic drop in ridership over the past few weeks, the Authority announced the implementation of the “NY Essential Service Plan.” The reduced schedule […]

Technology Transportation

Thruway to Go Cashless This Year

The New York State Thruway Authority has finished installation of the first two of 70 cashless tolling gantries, marking a milestone ahead of the Thruway’s conversion to cashless tolling on the Thruway system-wide by the end of 2020. The gantries feature cameras and sensors to detect E-Z Pass users and take photos of license plates […]

Airlines Transportation

New Delta Concourse Set to Debut at LaGuardia

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week unveiled the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines’ new Terminal C as part of the ongoing $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia into a 21st century airport. This opening is the latest milestone in the complete rebuild of LaGuardia Airport, which will provide modern customer amenities, […]

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 […]