Transportation

Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave New York City

New York City traffic is always something residents here have to contend with, but with millions of people expected to embark on some Thanksgiving travel around the holiday, delays may be worse than usual. Nationwide, more than 54.3 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails or air for...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:25am

Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave Boston

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving travel is hectic, and for Thanksgiving 2018, the roads may be even worse, officials warn, as AAA predicts the most New England travelers for the holiday in more than a decade. Nationwide, more than 54.3 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails or air...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:53am

Poorly maintained New York roads cost drivers $2,800 each year: Report

New York City’s crumbling subway system often frustrates commuters, but those who drive don’t have it much better. A new report shows that drivers pay a high price on deteriorating New York roads, and not just in terms of time spent in traffic. Run down New York roads cost drivers...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:31pm

TransAlt executive director to leave org, join Bird scooters

Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White is leaving the nonprofit to join Bird, the company behind the electric scooters taking over cities across the country. White has worked at Transportation Alternatives, known as TransAlt, for more than 14 years, according to the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:56pm

Pets now allowed on all New York public transportation during emergencies: Cuomo

Good news for New Yorkers and their furry best friends: pets are now allowed on any New York public transportation when evacuating during a state of emergency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the change into law this week. He noted how many pet owners refused to evacuate during Superstorm Sandy flooding...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:30am

MassDOT issues travel advisories ahead of Columbus Day weekend

Columbus Day is coming up quick, and for many in Massachusetts and beyond, that means a three-day weekend. Are you planning any Columbus Day weekend travel? If so, take note. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is already warning residents of some travel advisories According to the DOT...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:50am

Officials, Bird push for legal electric scooters ahead of L train shutdown

City Council Member Antonio Reynoso and officials from Bird scooters are pushing for the city to legalize electric scooters ahead of the L train shutdown. With the L train shutdown expected to disrupt the daily commutes of more than 225,000 straphangers, officials and entrepreneurs alike have been...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:28pm

E-moped beats bike, subway and Uber in Brooklyn rush hour race

New York City rush hour is the bane of many commuters’ existence. Do you risk getting delayed on the subway, or hop in a cab to then just get stuck in some of the world's worst traffic? Other transit options have been infiltrating the city as a way to provide relief to these woes,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:57pm

Pedal-assist Citi Bikes debut as transit option during L train shutdown

If you’re still figuring out how you’ll get around during the L train shutdown, the city has a suggestion: pedal-assist Citi Bikes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that Citi Bike is introducing 200 pedal assist bicycles as another transportation option for those who will be...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 2:33pm

These are the 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrian, cyclist traffic accidents in NYC

Officials have been working to make New York City streets safer through the Vision Zero initiative, but we’re not quite totally free of traffic accidents just yet. There are some areas that pedestrians and cyclists should be extra cautious around, according to Localize.city. The data...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:22am

Cambridge, Somerville issue cease and desists for Bird scooters

Bird scooters may soon have to leave their nests in Cambridge and Somerville. This week, both Cambridge and Somerville have sent cease and desist letters to Bird, the company behind the rideshare electric scooters that appeared on city streets without warning recently. “The City of...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:03pm

New flyover highway opens at LaGuardia Airport to ease traffic woes

Navigating LaGuardia Airport traffic will hopefully get a bit easier with the opening of a new flyover highway on Wednesday. The new elevated roadway connects Grand Central Parkway Exit 7 to Terminals C and D, providing a streamlined route for drivers looking to get to Delta gates. “...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:20pm

Frustrated commuters act out 'excruciatingly slow' bus speeds at City Hall

New York City may be fast paced, but some of its buses are not. On Tuesday, transit advocates urged officials to speed up MTA buses by bringing the typical frustrating New Yorker morning commute, experienced by transit riders across all boroughs, to the steps of City Hall. Activists from Riders...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:26pm

You can now hop on a ride-share electric moped in Brooklyn

New Yorkers now have yet another way to get around the city with the launch of Revel Transit, a ride-share electric moped service. Revel launched on Monday with 68 mopeds available in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The New York-based company says it’s...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:58pm

City of Cambridge to meet with Bird scooter company

After Bird scooters popped up unannounced in Cambridge and Somerville, Cambridge officials have sent a letter to Bird executives saying that the city will not allow Bird scooters on its streets without proper authorization, but that the city looks forward to an upcoming meeting with the electric...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:48am

NYC announces companies to provide dockless bikes to outer boroughs: Update

Update, 7/24/18: The New York City Department of Transportation announced an update to the companies involved in the dockless bikeshare pilot program on Tuesday, July 24. Previously, DOT said that ofo would provide dockless bikes to the Bronx, but on Tuesday, officials announced that dockless Citi...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:16pm

Bird scooters land in Cambridge, Somerville: What you need to know

Bird scooters are in the Boston area. The electric scooter company announced that it has brought its Bird scooters to Cambridge and Somerville over the weekend, offering a new transit option to residents. Similar to dockless bikes, potential riders can unlock Bird scooters via a smartphone app and...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:30am

Traffic fatalities over six-month period at an all-time low: Mayor

The first half of 2018 saw the lowest number of traffic fatalities ever measured during a six-month period in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. As of June 30, officials recorded a record-low 81 traffic fatalities in the city so far this year. This is only the second instance...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 3:11pm

How to avoid the worst NYC 4th of July travel traffic

New Yorkers are pretty accustomed to crowds, but even if you’re used to getting stuck in (foot) traffic on the subway stairs during your morning commute, you don’t want to waste the precious time of your 4th of July travel plans sitting bumper-to-bumper on the bridge. According to AAA...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:37am

MBTA commuter rail trains to accept credit card payments onboard

Commuter rail riders will soon have another way to pay their fares onboard. Beginning this fall, passengers will be able to pay their commuter rail fare onboard with a credit or debit card, the MBTA announced Wednesday. This is a first for the commuter rail network, according to Keolis, the MBTA...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:13pm