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Newark Airport disaster drill (credit: CBS 2)

Emergency Crews Conduct Disaster Drill At Newark Airport

The exercise simulated a crash involving two jets. More than 300 people took part in the drill, including first responders and some people acting as passengers trapped on the planes.

10/21/2012

Bayonne Bridge (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Police Still Looking For Driver Involved In Wild Crash On Bayonne Bridge

It was bedlam on the Bayonne Bridge on Friday morning. A hit and run seriously injured two people and shut the road down for miles, eventually leaving a Good Samaritan stranded.

09/14/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Discount Plan That Would Provide Price Break For Staten Islanders

The plan would mean that a 60-percent price drop would kick in on the third trip of the month over the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing.

06/24/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 12 – NYS Health Dept. Gets Retooled For Prescription Drug Abuse

Terry O’Leary, the new head of the New York State Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, has his work cut out for him, retooling an agency to deal with the overprescribing of prescription painkillers.

05/25/2012

The George Washington Bridge enveloped by fog - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 17, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Sen. Lautenberg Calls For Port Authority To Hold Off On Next Toll Hike

Last year, the Port Authority instituted the first round of a two-part toll and fare hike. Now, Sen. Frank Lautenberg wants to stop round two from going into effect.

05/02/2012

A cargo ship waits in the harbor to enter ports in New York and New Jersey in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Port Authority Getting Ready For Bigger Ships In Near Future

Ports on the East Coast, including New York, are scrambling to prepare for larger ships that will be in use once the Panama Canal is expanded in 2014.

04/19/2012

Outerbridge Crossing (Photo/Flickr.com)

New Plan Will Discount Tolls For Daily Commuters Between Staten Island And New Jersey

A new Port Authority plan will slash tolls by as much as 50 percent on the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.

01/23/2012

Bayonne Bridge (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

E-ZPass Discount On The Way For NY/NJ Commuters

Drivers who commute five times a week over the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.

01/22/2012

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

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

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NJ Man Files Lawsuit Over Port Authority Toll Hikes

Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing went up from $8 to $12 on Sunday.

09/21/2011

The entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel - Weehawken, NJ - File Photo

Toll, Fare Increases At Hudson River Crossings Take Effect

Commuters are paying as much as 50 percent more to cross bridges and tunnels as the Port Authority’s controversial toll and fare hikes took effect.

09/19/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Approves Toll, PATH Train Fare Hikes; Commuters: ‘It’s Highway Robbery’

The Port Authority passed hefty toll and fare hikes on Friday. But instead of raising them all at once, commuters will be hit with five yearly increments.

08/19/2011

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

Port Authority Toll, PATH Fare Hikes Less Than Half Of What Was First Proposed

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are riding to the rescue of people who use the PATH trains and the river crossings, including the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge.

08/18/2011

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