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Traffic on the FDR Drive after a tractor-trailer got stuck under an overpass on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Poll Finds New Yorkers Think Congestion Is ‘Serious’ Problem

A total of 86 percent of participants of a new Quinnipiac University study said traffic congestion in New York City is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem.

06/16/2014

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

State Audit Finds Port Authority Missed Dozens Of Bridge Inspections

The review released Friday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that the authority waited more than a year to conduct 47 inspections on bridges identified in earlier examinations as having conditions that, if ignored, could become dangerous.

06/06/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

Obama Announces Infrastructure Plan During Tappan Zee Bridge Speech

President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

05/14/2014

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Interesting And Innovative Ideas’ In New Congestion Pricing Plan

A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.

03/21/2014

Vehicles on the George Washington Bridge on May 27, 2013, Memorial Day (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Toll Hike Now In Effect For Bridges, Tunnels Between NYC And N.J.

Effective Sunday, motorists were paying more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the use of bridges and tunnels from New Jersey into New York City.

12/01/2013

The Brooklyn Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Bridges Across New York, Connecticut Deemed Structurally Deficient

More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.

09/15/2013

Indian Field Road overpass over I-95 in Greenwich, Conn. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Group: Hundreds Of Connecticut Bridges Are ‘Structurally Deficient’

“If you put all the structurally deficient bridges end to end from New York, you’d end up in Colorado somewhere, according to Steve Davis with the group Transportation for America.

06/19/2013

Kosciuszko Bridge (file / credit: Google Maps)

Kosciuszko Bridge Overhaul To Begin This Fall

“There’s [a] tremendous amount of accidents. It’s from five to 30 accidents there than any other area,” Maloney said.

05/31/2013

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Latest Round Of Toll Hikes Takes Effect Sunday Morning

More toll hikes will take effect this weekend at bridges and tunnels in the New York Metro area.

03/02/2013

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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Plans To Step Up Patrols During Winter Holidays

Arnold Conoline Jr., the commission’s acting executive director, says the increased security will remain in effect through at least New Year’s Day. The agency also is considering some long-term measures that might help prevent suicides.

12/23/2012

Toll Plaza (file/credit: CBS 2)

Toll Increases Take Effect On Port Authority Crossings

Sunday’s toll hikes are the second of five annual increases approved last year in a process that critics said was rushed and lacked transparency.

12/02/2012

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim Kicks Off Friday Morning

The mighty Hudson River has eight major bridges starting from the mouth in New York harbor up to Catskill in the Hudson Valley.

07/07/2011

Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch (credit: AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Ravitch: NY Infrastructure Seriously Underfunded

The report released Thursday also warns of potential problems with New York’s energy, drinking water and the waste and sewer systems.

11/18/2010

Verrazano Narrows Bridge (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Slams Drivers Yet Again, Approves Hike

The commute just got more expensive for most drivers. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved yet another toll hike. Some drivers will soon be paying as much as $13.

10/27/2010

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 - May 11, 2007 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Fare Hike Approved; Bridge, Tunnel Tolls Next

October 27 is T Day.

10/08/2010