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Getting Into NYC Is More Than Just A Commute

Commuting into New York City is more than just a commute –it’s a lifestyle. But with all the congestion and traffic, we sometimes forget the beautiful scenic views we come across as we head into NYC.

02/24/2014

Commuters board a train in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Boosts Trains Running From Conn. To NYC

Metro North says trains will be operating at about 65 percent capacity beginning Wednesday with five additional peak trains. That’s up from 50 percent since the disruption began.

10/02/2013

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MTA To Vote On Hundreds Of New LIRR, Metro-North Train Cars

If the $1.8 billion contract for 584 of the Kawasaki-made electric cars is approved by the MTA this week, they’ll go into service beginning in 2017.

09/17/2013

New Jersey DOT Commissioner James Simpson makes announcement on Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project Jan. 10, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC-Bound Lanes Of Pulaski Skyway To Be Shut Down For 2 Years Beginning In 2014

The billion-dollar rehab project to upgrade the 80-year-old span will begin following the 2014 Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium.

01/10/2013

Traffic in New York, NY - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

New Study Finds Commuting May Be Bad For Your Health

No matter how you commute, the daily grind to and from work takes a toll and all that time spent commuting can lead to health issues down the road.

04/23/2012

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Commuters Root For Metro-North Expansion Plan

“I’m all for it, anything that gets us quicker to work,” said Co-op city resident Mark Vargas.

02/05/2012

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

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

AAA Declares War On Port Authority Toll Hikes, Says They Are Illegal

The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.

09/15/2011

LIRR passengers board train. (credit: AP)

LIRR Sees Schedule Changes Monday

Commuters will welcome most of the changes, including the restoration of weekend half-hourly service on the Babylon Branch and additional afternoon service to Hampton Bays.

03/07/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Gov. Christie May Stop Trans-Hudson Tunnel In Its Tracks

The nation’s most expensive transit project has been stopped in its tracks. Governor Chris Christie is threatening to permanently put the brakes on construction of a new tunnel that could make life easier for New Jersey commuters.

10/06/2010

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90 Percent Of Commuters Want Metro North Bar Cars

New Haven line commuters on Metro North responded to a recent survey and said in no uncertain terms: ‘keep bar cars running on the line.’

08/25/2010