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Long Beach Island (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Study Underway To Gauge Effectiveness Of New Coastal Protection Methods

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are launching a study of the effectiveness of new methods to protect coastal towns from storms.

08/25/2014

This and other cryptic art road signs by Ryan McGinness were installed for the Summer Streets festival. (Credit: CBS 2)

Thieves Target Cryptic Road Signs Installed For Summer Streets

Some bizarre signs have been posted on lamp posts around New York City — but just as quickly as they were put up, someone stole most of them.

08/08/2014

UES manhole

Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole Cover

As a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded — 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.

07/30/2014

Muni-meter on the Upper West Side. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Assemblyman To Distribute Plastic Holders For ‘Flimsy’ Muni Meter Receipts

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has partnered with the city Department of Transportation for an effort to distribute receipt holders for those who park using Muni meters.

07/22/2014

Hutchinson River Parkway - Rye Brook, NY - Sep 9, 2009 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Westchester, State Officials Work To Prevent Truck Accidents At Overpasses

The latest incident involving a truck hitting a parkway overpass has officials taking another look at how to stop this from happening again, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.

07/22/2014

A major resurfacing project was set to begin on the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Monday, July 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: Crews Kickoff $11.2-Million Palisades Parkway Facelift

Road renovations were underway on the Palisades Parkway, on Monday night. The DOT took action following a CBS 2 report on the pothole ridden road over the winter.

07/21/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

Speed Camera Car

CBS 2 Exclusive: An Inside Look At New York City’s Speed Camera Cars

The words “smile, you’re on candid camera” have taken on new meaning in the city’s crackdown on speeding motorists.

06/18/2014

File -- Heavy traffic exits the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drive into Manhattan. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Southbound Lane Of Henry Hudson Parkway Closed For Repairs

It could be slow going for commuters who take the Henry Hudson Parkway into Manhattan as one of three southbound lanes will be closed for the next week for repairs.

06/16/2014

A Bronx woman has been fighting for a traffic light at this intersection for over 50 years. (Credit:CBS 2)

Woman Continues Decades Old Crusade To Improve Safety At Bronx Intersection

A Bronx woman has been on a 50 year crusade to make her neighborhood safe. She claims that a dangerous intersection outside of her home is threatening the lives of drivers everyday.

06/10/2014

Queens Buckled Street

Neighbors: Fresh Meadows, Queens Street Could Cave In, Pose Serious Threat

Neighbors in Queens have been worried that their street is going to swallow their cars – or even worse, someone might get hurt.

05/19/2014

GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Warns Of More Traffic Following Week One Of Pulaski Skyway Closure

Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that Week One of the New York City-bound closure was tied to coincide with many work and school vacations.

04/19/2014

A pothole on Long Island (file/credit: Mike Xiriniachs/WCBS 880)

Potholes Turn Stretch Of Hempstead Turnpike Into Bumpy Ride For LI Drivers

The bumps and holes are nearly impossible to avoid in the road’s right hand lane where many drivers were left clutching their steering wheels and hoping to avoid flat tires.

04/19/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Simpson Urges Residents To Plan For Pulaski Skyway Closure

State DOT Commissioner James Simpson reached out to motorists on Thursday regarding the alternative routes that are available to get people where they need to go after the northbound Pulaski Skyway closes this weekend.

04/10/2014

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