Gov. Andrew Cuomo
The State of New York has announced a new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes, using radar, flashy LED signs, and text alerts to drivers’ cellphones and the resources of local police.
The engineer who was at the controls when a train derailed and left four people dead this past weekend has been suspended without pay.
The focus has pointed increasingly to human error in the investigation into the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx, after a union officials said the engineer “nodded off” at the controls and “zoned out” before the accident.
Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.
Commuters are advised to expect some possible delays
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is upping the pressure on Albany to tax the wealthy, so he can make good on a campaign pledge to mount the largest expansion of pre-kindergarten classes in the nation’s history.
The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.
The MTA identified the victims Sunday as Donna L. Smith, 54, of Newburgh; James G. Lovell, 58, of Cold Spring; James M. Ferrari, 59, of Montrose; and Ahn Kisook, 35, of Queens.
The Metro-North Rail Road will continue to provide shuttle buses and direct Hudson Line commuters to subway trains Tuesday, following the derailment in the Bronx that left four people dead.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined volunteers Thursday as they served thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Albany.
De Blasio has said he’d tax those making $500,000 or more to cover the cost of universal pre-K. Any tax would have to be approved by the state Legislature and be signed by Cuomo.
New polls released Tuesday showed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a big edge to keep his job as governor, the post he said landed him a spot on People magazine’s recently released Sexiest Man Alive list.
New York’s healthcare exchange has fared much better than the national website, and has many satisfied customers. But some who had their plans canceled and hoped it would be restored, now wonder where they stand.
Two neighborhood residents drowned when Sandy struck. Rushing floodwaters knocked down 20 houses. Most of the rest were badly damaged.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.