Published on 2013-06-13 14:55:33
According to AutoBlog, South Carolina is considering a proposal to have its state issued vehicles take part in a new electronic license plate pilot program. The plates use the same type of electronic paper technology as the Amazon Kin
Published on 2013-05-21 11:58:03
According to CBS 2 News, security video from a building on West 15th Street shows legally parked cars receiving parking tickets less than 30 minutes after new parking signs were installed by the Department of Transportation.
Published on 2013-05-15 15:04:56
Published on 2013-05-06 11:47:03
According to USA Today, New York City is the 5th worst in the country when it comes to traffic.
Published on 2013-04-09 12:27:49
According to the Daily News, Mayor Bloomberg is unveiling a new pilot program in the Belmont section of the Bronx today that will allow drivers to use a mobile phone app to pay for their street parking.
Published on 2013-03-28 16:23:22
Published on 2013-03-19 11:58:47
According to the Huffington Post, NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced plans to "install license plate reader cameras 'in every lane of traffic on all of the bridges and tunnels that serve as entrances and exits to Manhattan.'"
Published on 2013-03-15 10:16:24
Published on 2013-03-04 12:22:16
The MTA's latest toll increases (as well as mass transit fare hikes) went into effect yesterday.
Published on 2013-02-22 10:51:12
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Published on 2013-02-19 11:33:28
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Published on 2013-02-14 14:27:33
Published on 2013-02-13 11:23:06
There is growing concern among New York City's cyclists that the city's bike programs are in jeopardy once Mayor Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year.
Published on 2013-02-11 12:02:19
New York has decided to drop its plans to privatize the
Published on 2013-02-08 12:13:32
As today's snowstorm approaches, stay informed with the latest news from NYC Severe Weather.
Published on 2013-02-01 13:53:59
The NYC Department of Transportation is gathering information from truckers on what kind of GPS they use in an effort to provide more accurate routing data.
Published on 2013-01-25 12:11:04
Get ready commuters- if you take the Pulaski Skyway into lower Manhattan, it's time to start planning an alternate route.
Published on 2013-01-25 12:10:02
Published on 2013-01-09 12:29:05
New York City's Department of Transportation unveiled new parking signage for city streets that promise to be less confusing for motorists.
Published on 2013-01-03 15:31:52
Plan ahead! The new 2013 New York City Alternate Side Suspension calendar can be found here.
Published on 2012-12-21 12:07:21
Published on 2012-12-11 12:09:53
The New York City Council Transportation Committee met last week to discuss three new bills that would make parking in NY a little easier for residents.
Published on 2012-12-06 16:09:02
NYC is facing a lawsuit from three drivers who are alleging their red light camera tickets were the result of short yellow lights, and are
Published on 2012-11-30 14:52:48
The New York Department of Transportation has started installing dozens of new muni- meters all around Queens, replacing the old single space meters along major roadways.
Published on 2012-11-28 15:16:11
Councilman David Greenfield plans to introduce legislation next week that would prevent New York City from issuing parking tickets on Black Friday, which is, according to the Daily News, "typically the most lucrative day of the year."
Published on 2012-10-25 14:15:39
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Published on 2012-08-02 11:46:36
According to Gothamist, a ticket was given at the corner of Nostrand Ave and Avenue V in Brooklyn after an accident allegedly caused a parked car to be rear- ended from its legitimate spot into the intersection.
Published on 2012-07-20 14:37:07
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has begun its probe of the NY/NJ Port Authority in response to Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-NJ) request for an inquiry into last year's major toll hikes.
Published on 2012-06-28 15:41:56
After the NY State Legislature failed to pass a new bill allowing NYC to install 40 new speed fine cameras, Mayor Bloomberg suggested the city should look into publicly shaming speeding drivers instead.
Published on 2012-06-06 14:48:59
Published on 2012-05-16 15:01:49
According to Gothamist, NYC's new CitiBike Share program has released information (which is subject to change)
Published on 2012-05-11 15:35:39
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fraudulent letters claiming to be from the Senior Procurement Officer at the US DOT have been circulating as part of an identity theft scam.
Published on 2012-05-04 14:23:09
Published on 2012-04-24 11:30:38
M&S Parking Announces its New Services and Website Re-launch
Point Pleasant, NJ (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 M&S Parking, Inc., a New York City parking ticket defense firm, (http://www.msparking.com) announces its new ticket avoidance program. In addition to fighting tickets in court, M&S will focus on reducing the overall number of tickets its’ clients receive. The new program offers parking awareness training and reference materials for commercial drivers to use when searching for parking spot [..]
Published on 2012-04-20 12:14:03
According to today's Daily News, New York City is on the verge of
Published on 2012-04-18 12:01:32
According to the New Jersey Motor Truck Association, the NJ Department of Labor now requires truck owner operators to prove that the IRS has classified them as independent contractors (by getting an
Published on 2012-04-16 12:33:43
According to The Daily Record, the Port Authority is likely to continue increasing tolls to cover huge debts iuncurred over the past 10 years.
Published on 2012-03-22 13:38:52
Gridlock Sam, aka Sam Schwartz, is back with his most ambitious transportation plan for New York yet. His proposal reduces or cuts tolls on non- Manhattan bridges, while increasing tolls for the East River bridges. Bus fares in neighborhoods without subways would be reduced, while taxi and car service trips below 86th Street would receive a surcharge. Major roadways would be widened and bus rapid transit would be added. Even bikers would be affected, paying a toll to cross the East River bri [..]
Published on 2012-03-16 12:12:01
San Francisco's new parking meter system automatically raises or lowers parking rates based on supply and demand. Sensors placed in the street gather information on how crowded or empty each block is, adjusts pricing, and updates the available smartphone app.
Data on the new system shows there has been an effect on the most crowded blocks, with more spots available at the higher price. The goal of the city is to create at least one open parking spot per block, and has also lowered the price [..]
Published on 2012-03-14 11:47:50
New NYPD security plans for the World Trade Center, set to begin as early as next year, add “stringent vehicle checkpoints and barricaded secure zones on all four sides of the complex, locking down several neighboring blocks,” according to dnainfo.com. Security will close off all streets running through the WTC site, as well as sections of Liberty, Vesey, Church, Washington, Greenwich, and West Broadway.
Before being allowed to enter the restricted zone, vehicles will have to enter [..]
Published on 2012-03-12 12:06:12
Port Authority is set to simultaneously replace the outdated Goethals Bridge and raise the Bayonne Bridge roadway to accommodate taller container ships. The projected cost of the projects is $2.5 billion.
The agency also plans a number of other large projects in the next few years, generating 16,500 construction jobs. Some of the other jobs include new suspension cables for the George Washington Bridge, expanding the Port Newark Container Terminal, renovating and expanding the George Washi [..]
Published on 2012-03-08 14:34:46
According to the Times Herald Record, there is still no budget or plan on how to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Analysts have calculated the bridge's costs around $5.2 billion, which could cause tolls to skyrocket from $5 to up to $30.
Gov. Cuomo plans to fund the project using federal loans, toll backed bonds, and pension funds. He admits a toll increase is to come, and that it "would be consistent with other Hudson River crossings and include deep local discounts." The governor is ai [..]
Published on 2012-02-17 11:59:35
To meet the government's new fuel economy standards*, some manufacturers are reducing their vehicles' weight by no longer providing spare tires as a standard feature. Instead, the cars are equipped with emergency tire sealant and inflators or run flat tires. The emergency kits save the vehicle approximately 40 pounds.
To see the complete list of vehicles being sold without a spare tire and their emergency kits, click here.
*The new Department of Transportation and Environmental Protectio [..]
Published on 2012-02-08 10:39:41
A new parking study by the San Francisco MTA finds that New York City and San Francisco have the highest parking meter fines in the country at $65. Parking meter rates and the cost of an expired meter tickets were collected from 40 urban areas.
The costs considered were the most expensive from each city, as many areas had varying fines depending on location. There was little correlation between the cost of a parking meter and the cost of an expired meter ticket in any of the areas in the st [..]
Published on 2012-02-06 14:58:51
According to the New York Times, raising revenue for NYC’s budget of $518 million (for the fiscal year beginning July 1) shouldn’t be difficult this year, considering fines for violating the various city codes are expected to reach around $802 million.
The fines cover areas such as sanitation and parking, with parking tickets being one of the most lucrative for the city. The parking ticket collection offices are fairly efficient in processing payments. A ticket settlement program tha [..]
Published on 2012-01-31 15:23:37
State driver licensing agencies will now add Commercial drivers' medical certification status and the information from their medical examiner's certificate to the Commercial driver's license system record. The physical qualification requirements for drivers will not change.
Drivers must certify to their State agency which in which type of commerce they are operating (Interstate non- excepted, Interstate excepted, Intrastate non- excepted, or Intrastate excepted) as well as provide a copy of th [..]
Published on 2012-01-12 14:22:29
Brooklyn Councilman David Greenfield has introduced a bill to stop the city from towing cars for outstanding parking tickets or violating No Parking signs (unless the vehicle poses a public safety hazard).
Under the current system, the city can tow cars with over $350 in unpaid parking tickets, and charge their owners a $185 towing fee. Under the new legislation, cars would be prevented from moving using a tire boot; drivers would call in and pay their fines plus a $50 processing fee. Onc [..]
Published on 2012-01-06 11:45:09
New York's new crossover mirror law goes into effect on Friday, January 13, 2012. The law requires the mirrors for commercial vehicles registered in New York State, weighing at least 26,000, that operate on NYC streets (with the exception of expressways).
Crossover mirrors allow drivers to see people who are at least three feet tall crossing in front of the vehicle at least one foot away. The law is "designed to reduce the risk of pedestrian deaths and injuries which can occur when truck dr [..]
Published on 2011-12-19 13:48:58
If you find parking confusing in New York City, you’re not alone. Sign posts with multiple conflicting instructions are everywhere, leaving drivers scratching their heads as to which to follow. Councilman Dan Garodnick is proposing a plan to simplify the parking signs, and require the city to re-assess them every three years for clarity.
The bill was introduced Thursday, and Garodnick says he hopes to have a hearing before the Transportation Committee as soon as possible.Visit us at [..]
Published on 2011-12-19 13:48:05
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Michael Grimm, (R-Staten Island) have introduced a bipartisan bill that would grant the federal transportation secretary authority to rescind last summer's Port Authority toll increases. The Commuter Protection Act would allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine whether tolls are "just and reasonable" and require the Government Accountability Office to report on the transparency and accountability of toll agencies.
The controversal toll hik [..]
Published on 2011-11-04 13:19:36
If you think throwing away that $35 parking ticket is no big deal, guess again. More and more cities, including New York, have turned to collection agencies to pursue outstanding fines. Of the $700 million in unpaid parking tickets, NYC has sent 1.4 million tickets (or $209 million) to collections.
What does this mean for your credit score? Unfortunately, the credit scoring formula does not distinguish between collections on a parking ticket from an enormous outstanding credit card debt. An [..]