New York State Thruway
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.
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service has downgraded the credit rating for the New York State Thruway Authority, over concerns about toll increases after the new Tappan Zee Bridge is complete.
South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that the current scheme to throw a system of E-ZPass gear in a steel gantry over the Westchester bound lanes at Exit 10 on I-287 is unacceptable.
New York State police said Alvin Lapides, 81, of Monsey was driving north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 in Rockland County Tuesday night when he struck a Volvo driven by a 17-year-old boy.
Extra efforts are being rolled out to prevent intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel.
Before jacking up truck tolls 45 percent on the New York State Thruway and raising the toll at the Tappan Zee Bridge to pay for a new bridge, how about cracking down on toll cheats?
The city is providing drinking water to senior and nursing homes. A list of water distribution stations can be found inside this post.
Standard & Poor’s said it has reduced its outlook on bonds to finance the state Thruway Authority to negative from stable. The ratings agency also said “aggressive” toll increases may be needed.
Starting Monday, local law enforcement will be cracking down on drivers in construction zones along the New York State Thruway, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported.
The cost of a new Tappan Zee Bridge has been shaved to $5.2 billion by focusing solely on the bridge, a federal agency said Tuesday. That means no mass transit – rail or dedicated bus lanes – at this point.
Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.
Tropical Storm Irene dumped barrels of water on Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties, knocking out power, flooding roads and even causing injuries and one fatality.
The tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer, and both vehicles erupted in flame. The driver of the truck was killed. Some of the injured were airlifted to area hospitals.
The flood waters from Thursday’s storms have finally started receding, but as residents assess the damage, another round of storms could bring even more flooding to the region.
South Nyack was separated by the New York State Thruway when the Tappan Zee Bridge was built in the 1950s.