New York

Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Ditches Plans for New York Headquarters

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

Amazon.com is pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from some residents and politicians, the e-commerce giant said.

Alistair Barr | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls Amazon’s HQ2 Jobs ‘Mission Critical’

Amazon Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg News

Defending the incentive package to attract Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the prospect of the tech giant bringing tens of thousands of jobs to the area was “mission critical.”

Molly Schuetz and Martin Z Braun | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Reconsidering NYC Headquarters After Opposition

Amazon NYC residents protesting Amazon outside City Hall. (Sangsuk Sylvia Kang/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. is reconsidering its plan to build a corporate campus in New York after facing a wave of opposition, according to a news report that cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

N.Y. Mayor Says Amazon Will Prevail as City Needs Tech

Amazon Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he thinks Amazon.com will prevail in building its huge new campus in the city — despite an opponent being recommended to serve on a board with veto power over the transaction.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct

Walmart Truck A Walmart truck crossing a bridge on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

AUBURN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. John Katko held a town hall meeting regarding the fate of an aging viaduct in the center of Syracuse on Feb. 4, listening to concerns regarding the trucking industry, lakes, pollution and traffic.

Patrick Lohmann | Syracuse, N.Y. Media Group
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Hadn't Been Enforcing the ELD Mandate. Now It Is.

New York highway signs Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that state inspectors will begin enforcing federal electronic logging device rules, ending a year-plus stretch during which a lawsuit kept the state law enforcement in limbo and left federal inspectors as the sole enforcers of the rule in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2019
Government, Safety

New York DOT Removes Controversial Highway Signs

New York A "Welcome to New York" sign along northbound Interstate 287 and State Route 17. (Famartin/Wikicommons)

The New York State Department of Transportation completed ahead of schedule the removal of hundreds of the large blue tourism signs that line highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

New York City to Roll Out ‘High Vision’ Trucks

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio New York City Mayor Mayor, Bill de Blasio (Jonathan Levinson/Bloomberg News)

New York City’s initiative to reduce traffic deaths may be called Vision Zero, but for municipal truck drivers it will translate into a little more vision — in the form of fewer blind spots.

Jillian Jorgensen | New York Daily News
November 28, 2018
Government, Safety

New York DOT Strikes Deal With Feds Over Controversial Signs

I Love NY highway sign Vehicles pass an "I Love New York" sign on the New York State Thruway in Utica, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP)

The New York State Department of Transportation will retain $14 million in federal funding after reaching a compromise with the Federal Highway Administration over the large blue tourism signs that line the state’s highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Additional $125 Billion for N.Y. Infrastructure

JFK airport A sign at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 8 that an additional $125 billion will go toward infrastructure investment over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2018

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