New York

Government, Business, Logistics

New York City to Limit Cars, Trucks on 14th Street in Traffic-Cutting Experiment

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

In an 18-month experiment, the city plans to limit car and truck traffic from a six-block stretch of the road, establishing a corridor featuring express buses, wide bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly walkways. The bus service will start in June.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Triggers Hustle for Discounts, Exemptions

New York John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Commercial truckers want out of New York City’s first-in-the-nation congestion pricing. So do advocates for the disabled, taxi drivers and swaths of the suburbs.

Bloomberg News
April 2, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City Congestion Pricing Hits Speed Bump Over Who Gets Exemptions

New York Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

New York lawmakers facing an April 1 deadline to approve a state budget have agreed to impose tolls upon motorists who enter midtown Manhattan, but they still must decide on politically fraught issues over who gets to be exempt.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Manhattan Drivers Could Be Facing $11.52 Toll to Drive City Streets

toll Cars driving along FDR near 102nd Street in New York (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

London did it. So did Singapore and Stockholm. Now New York may be coming around to congestion pricing.

Bloomberg News
March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City Girds for Possible Congestion-Pricing Changes

New York Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Under the plan sketched out Feb. 26, electronic-tolling devices would be installed around the district south of 61st Street by 2020, with discounts for off-peak travel. Uber Technologies Inc. is among those supporting the push for so-called congestion pricing.

Henry Goldman and Martin Z Braun | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Ditches Plans for New York Headquarters

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Associated Press 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 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) 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 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