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Snow in Central Park Dec. 17, 2013 (Kathy McGee CBS 2)

Thursday Night Snowstorm Could Dump Up To 8 Inches For Some

After the New Year’s confetti was cleared away, a snowstorm could dump 8 inches or more of accumulation on the Tri-State Area Thursday into Friday.

12/31/2013

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DOT Announces Nighttime Closure Of Treacherous Queensboro Bridge Traffic Lane

The closure comes after area several fatal accidents in the area of the off-ramp, most recently on Dec. 10, which claimed the life of an off-duty police officer.

12/24/2013

A picture taken on June 26, 2012 shows a

Second ‘Meanest Traffic Light’ In New Jersey Has Some Seeing Red

A list of the meanest red light cameras in New Jersey has been released with a surprising intersection in the No. 2 spot.

12/23/2013

Reckless driving ads released by the Department of Transportation. (credit: NYC DOT)

NYC Ad Campaign Targeting Reckless Driving Features Family Members Of Crash Victims

The Department of Transportation ads warn motorists that “reckless driving kills” and feature family members holding pictures of loved ones killed by reckless drivers.

12/17/2013

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp with barrier (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Officials Call For Changes At Queensboro Bridge Off-Ramp Following Fatal Crash

New York state Sen. Mike Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer have demanded changes at what they’re calling a dangerous off-ramp following a fatal car accident.

12/11/2013

Snow falls in Brooklyn on Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Icy Roads Cause Concern Across Tri-State As Temps Drop

Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.

12/10/2013

Deadly Crash Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed In Crash Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The 10-year veteran and mother of two was driving home from her shift when her car struck a guard rail and then a cement barrier on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

12/10/2013

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Audit: State DOT Lacks Records On Railroad Bridge Inspections

An audit claims the state Department of Transportation lacks the records to show updated and adequate safety plans for railroad bridges statewide.

12/09/2013

Dog Poop

Report: City To Take Down Signs Reminding People To Pick Up After Dogs

The city has decided to take down the signs warning dog owners not to leave their pets’ feces lying behind, and will not be replacing them, according to a published report.

11/28/2013

New City Island Bridge

City Island Residents Sue Over Planned Bridge Upgrade

City Island residents pride themselves on living in one of the city’s few fishing enclaves. But, the aging bridge to the island is about to be replaced with a design that has some of them concerned.

11/08/2013

CitiBike Wheel Stop

Riders: Concrete Wheel Stops Make For Dangerous Hazard At CitiBike Stations

If you use the CitiBikes that are parked around the city, you are advised to be careful because you could hurt yourself before you even get going.

10/30/2013

The wreckage of a truck can be seen as firefighters battle a blaze on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Aug. 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

DOT: Repairs Continue On Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Following Truck Fire

The Queens-bound right lane on the upper level of the bridge has been closed since a 40-foot tractor-trailer carrying wooden, plastic and metal clothes hangers burst into flames last month.

09/20/2013

New York City School Bus (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Walcott Welcome NYC Students On First Day Of School

Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city has opened 76 new schools this year and delivered 1.5 million new textbooks.

09/09/2013

Ahmed Khalifa has sold coffee in downtown Brooklyn for 16 years. (credit: CBS 2)

Quinn, Markowitz Step In On Behalf Of Coffee Vendor Fighting With DOT

A downtown Brooklyn coffee vendor has been in a David-vs.-Goliath battle with the city Department of Transportation, but some powerful officials have decided to step in on his behalf.

08/20/2013

A Citi Bike station in Manhattan (file/credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Admits Security Guarding Citi Bike Users’ Information Was Breached

Citi Bike users – many of them already frustrated by other problems with the program – have now learned that their personal information has been compromised.

07/23/2013

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