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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Unveils LR Electric Model for New York City Department of Sanitation

Mack's new LR Electric sanitation truck The Mack LR will be sent to Brooklyn, N.Y., in the second quarter of the year, Mack officials said. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mack Trucks on Jan. 9 unveiled its new LR Electric sanitation truck, a Class 8 vehicle it hopes will populate New York City’s fleet.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NYC Creeps Ahead on Congestion Fees, Raising Doubts on Deadline

NYC Congestion in midtown Manhattan. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Tolls on motorists entering midtown Manhattan promise to alter everyday life for millions of people in the most populous U.S. city. Yet with the fees slated to begin in a year, the panel empowered to set pricing and other policies has yet to be created.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Conn. Rail Plan Would Cut Travel From New Haven to New York by 30 Minutes

Metro-North Railroad A view of the the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line at the Croton–Harmon station in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., on Nov. 2, 2016. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Gov. Ned Lamont will call Nov. 7 for more than $4 billion in improvements for the Metro-North Railroad to cut travel times and alleviate traffic congestion in lower Fairfield County.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
November 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Williams CEO Says Its Gas Pipe Can Help Cuomo’s NY Green Goals

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo by Peter Foley/Bloomberg News

A natural gas pipeline that has been held up by New York could help Gov. Andrew Cuomo meet his ambitious clean energy goals if he approves it, according to the developer behind the $1 billion project.

Stephen Cunningham | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Government, Safety

TRIP Report Finds 10% of New York’s Bridges Are Structurally Deficient

Taxi crossing bridge Getty Images

Ten percent of New York state’s bridges are structurally deficient and continue to bear millions of vehicles per day, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Encouraged by Transportation Group

NYC John Taggart/Bloomberg News

New York’s congestion pricing plan should include fees on motorists both entering and leaving midtown Manhattan, as well as variable rates linked to peak and off-peak hours to encourage commuters to choose the least busy times to travel, a transportation group recommended.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Biggest Battery System Inches N.Y. Toward 100% Green Energy Goal

The biggest battery system in New York is now storing electricity at a technology campus north of Albany to help stabilize the state’s power grid and reduce carbon emissions.

Christopher Martin | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2019
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Completes $1.8 Million Bridge Strike Prevention Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Albany, N.Y., on March, 31, 2019. On Sept. 6, Cuomo announced the completion of the King Street Bridge project. (Associated Press/Hans Pennink)

New York officials have completed a project meant to reduce bridge strikes on the King Street Bridge in Westchester County.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC-Area Rail Bridge Planners Take Another Shot at Federal Funds

Railroad tracks Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News

New Jersey and New York officials will submit a revised financial plan for the $1.6 billion replacement of a decrepit bridge that’s key to rail traffic in the U.S. Northeast, the latest attempt to secure funding from a recalcitrant administration.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Exxon Is Discouraging Witnesses in Climate Suit, N.Y. Says

Exxon gas station as sun sets Exxon says the New York Attorney General's office is taking too long to disclose its list of third-party witnesses. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

New York accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of trying to discourage potential witnesses in a state lawsuit alleging the oil and gas company misled investors about the financial impact of climate change.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019