The average price for a gallon of gas has jumped twenty-seven cents since Christmas and has hit a season high. Families are running fewer errands and spending more time shopping at malls, trying to get necessities from several stores at once.
The National Labor Relations Board is expected to take a formal complaint about the strike from private bus companies who are calling the strike illegal. A ruling by the board could end the strike as early as Tuesday.
“While we remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement, we are here today to announce that Local 1181 will strike effective Wednesday morning,” said union president Michael Cordiello. “It is action we must take.”
The countdown was on Sunday night to the first morning rush since a new toll hike went into effect for bridges and tunnels run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
New York officials say state police issued tickets to nearly 12,700 motorists during a recent two-week seat belt enforcement campaign.
The rising price of gas has many drivers looking for any way to save. CBS 2’s consumer reporter Asa Aarons found several programs that can help save as much as $2 per gallon.
“You want to go to movies, you want to go to dinner, you can’t do any of it because you’re worried about how you have to fill up your tank to get to work and back,” said John Decrescenzo of Brentwood.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in New Jersey on Friday was $3.58, down 8 cents from last week. That’s still much higher than the cost a year ago, when motorists were paying $2.61.
The MTA says out of its 25 million monthly transactions at nine bridges and tunnels, nearly 80 percent were E-ZPass and 20 percent were cash. The Port Authority says at its crossings, 25 percent are cash, instead of the electronic device.
The crackdown focuses on motorists of unpaid parking tickets and red light violations. It goes into effect in July. Until then, Nassau is offering motorists a chance to negotiate a reduced settlement.
The bill reduces the maximum fine for driving without a license, registration or insurance card if the driver can prove he or she was legal at the time of the stop.
Five cameras have been installed along the new M15 express bus lanes on First and Second Avenues.
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New York State Police are warning drivers that deer are everywhere this mating season.
The Port Authority said most of the violators are drivers without E-ZPass tags who go through the E-ZPass lanes.