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Gas prices in the Tri-State area (Credit: CBS 2)

Gas Prices Predicted To Drop In Tri-State Area As Summer Nears

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.”

05/10/2012

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

AAA: National Gas Prices Up 9 Cents To $3.74

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.

03/03/2012

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New Legislation Aimed At Bringing Federal Oversight To Port Authority

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.

02/16/2012

This image was taken from an AT&T documentary showing the dangers of distracted driving. (credit: AT&T)

New York State Lawmakers Consider Total Ban On Cell Phones While Driving

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.

02/13/2012

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Spare Tires On The Endangered List Thanks To Fuel Economy Rules

According to AAA, spare tires could soon disappear altogether.

01/26/2012

The Costa Concordia is seen on its side - Giglio Porto, Italy - Jan 19, 2012 (credit: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

AAA: People Aren’t Rethinking Cruise Plans

The New York City area has three cruise ship terminals. In the wake of the recent catastrophe, is business about to dry up?

01/20/2012

Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 5 – Tolls

Commuting by car got a bit less attractive in 2011.

12/29/2011

Holiday travelers at LaGuardia Airport on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Millions In The Tri-State Hitting The Roads, Skies And Rails For Holiday Weekend

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.

12/23/2011

Cross Bronx Expressway - Bronx, NY - Dec 19, 2011 (credit: NYC DOT)

Transportation Planners Identify Worst Traffic Bottlenecks In NYC Area

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.

12/19/2011

One World Trade Center rises in the skyline - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

WTC Dominates Port Authority Budget; Christie Continues Criticism Of Agency Management

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.

12/08/2011

Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conflicting Statements About Port Authority Using Toll Increase Money For World Trade Center

Are Port Authority toll hikes being used to rebuild the World Trade Center? That’s what the agency claimed when it argued for the increases. But court documents filed by the Port Authority conflict with that statement.

11/30/2011

Traffic Congestion (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Millions Hitting The Roads, Skies On Busiest Travel Day Of The Year

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it expects more than 5 million people will be using its bridges, tunnels, trains and airports over the holiday weekend.

11/23/2011

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Speed Cameras To Join Red-Light Cameras On New York City Streets?

Instead of “the check is in the mail,” city drivers could soon find “the ticket is in the mail” if they step on the gas pedal too hard.

10/19/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images, FILE)

Port Authority: AAA Lawsuit Over Toll Hikes Has No Merit

Taxi drivers say they’re getting fewer customers going from New Jersey into Manhattan because fewer people want to pay the tolls. The drivers themselves are left with the cost.

09/28/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

AAA Sues Port Authority Over Toll Hikes

Tolls at Hudson River crossings went up 50 percent last week from $4 to a new total of $12. For E-ZPass users, tolls spiked $1.50 to $9.50.

09/27/2011

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