New York

Government, Business, Fuel

New York Suspends Gas Tax for Six Months

gas fillup Tom Merton/Getty Images

New York is temporarily lifting the 16 cents-a-gallon fuel tax for six months as the summer driving season kicks off with record-high pump prices.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Private

New York Appeals Court Dismisses Suit Against Amazon

New York Attorney General Letitia James New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the suit, which claimed that Amazon illegally retaliated against workers who spoke up about poor safety conditions in its warehouses. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — An appeals court in New York dismissed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Amazon over its coronavirus safety protocols and a former employee who led the successful union organizing effort on Staten Island.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
May 10, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

New York Works to Expand Road Testing Availability for CDLs

Kathy Hochul Gov. Kathy Hochul by Hans Pennink/AP

Efforts are underway in New York to enable more people to conduct road tests for commercial driver licenses to reduce a long backlog exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers

NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers ew York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a virtual press conference in New York. (Associated Press)

New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Dec. 6 by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 6, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc Cars and trucks sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York and the U.S. Northeast are facing another flood threat just three weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the region, but the heavy rain expected through Sept. 24 won’t match that storm’s deadly deluge.

September 23, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Approval Initiates Environmental Assessment for NYC Congestion Pricing Program

Midtown Evening traffic in Manhattan. (deberarr/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration on Sept. 7 is expected to initiate an Environmental Assessment associated with a proposed congestion pricing program for the city of New York.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government, Safety

NYC Leaders’ Plan for Expressway Aims to Toughen Truck Enforcement

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway North/eastbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (roadwaywiz via YouTube)

New York City officials have unveiled a plan to extend the life of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway cantilever that includes a goal of reducing truck traffic on the corridor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Mobileye First to Test Self-Driving Vehicles in New York City

Mobileye's autonomous vehicle passes a New York City landmark, Radio City Music Hall A Mobileye self-driving vehicle passes a New York City landmark, Radio City Music Hall. (Mobileye an Intel Company/YouTube)

Mobileye, an autonomous vehicle company owned by Intel, announced that it has been testing its driverless cars on New York City streets since June, making it the first and only company thus far to receive a New York AV testing permit.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
July 26, 2021
Government, Safety

Two Interstate Projects Commence in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. A view of Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. Work has begun on a $9.7 million refurbishing project, with paving scheduled to begin this month. (gtatorpics09 via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that work has begun on two interstate projects in the Finger Lakes region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

N.Y. Bill Orders All-Electric Truck Sales by 2045

Vehicles on I-90 in New York Traffic flows on I-90 in New York. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Senate on April 26 passed a bill that would essentially mandate that all new passenger cars sold in the state run on electric power by 2035 and trucks and other heavy duty vehicles run on electricity by 2045.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
April 27, 2021