The billion dollar question is exactly where is the Port Authority toll hike money is going.
The report is being released Wednesday one year after the Port Authority increased tolls on its Hudson River crossings.
The winding, tree-lined Hutchinson River Parkway was designed for the Ford Model T, not MACK trucks.
According to AAA, about 33 million people hit the road for the end-of-summer holiday weekend. But there are high gas prices across the country and across the Tri-State Area.
A survey of travelers found that about 30.7 million people plan to drive to their destination, with 53 percent saying pump prices would not impact their travel plans.
At a time when gas prices typically rise, they are forecast to drop. “We saw the price of crude oil drop by $9 as of Monday, and that’s the highest one-week drop this year,” Robert Sinclair, Jr. of AAA said. “With it will come gasoline prices.”
In New York and Connecticut, gas is $3.99 a gallon, with higher prices in New York City where the average is now $4.05. On Long Island, gas is selling at $4.02 a gallon.
Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.
Right now, you need a hands-free device to use your cell phone. What is under consideration would be an all-out ban on use of your cell phone behind the wheel.
According to AAA, spare tires could soon disappear altogether.
The New York City area has three cruise ship terminals. In the wake of the recent catastrophe, is business about to dry up?
Commuting by car got a bit less attractive in 2011.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it’s prepared to handle the more than 11 million travelers who will use its airports, tunnels, bridges and PATH system between now and New Years.
Some of the top ten traffic bottlenecks in the New York City area are not in the five boroughs, but those roads that go around them, according to a new study.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to spend more than $2 billion on building the new World Trade Center next year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his criticism of the agency.
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