Transportation

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

Officials break ground on Green Line Extension project in Somerville

Officials broke ground on the Green Line Extension project on Monday in Somerville, marking a long-awaited start to the transportation plan that will extend the Green Line into Somerville and Medford. The project has received more federal funding, as well, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:03am

14th Street to become busway during L train shutdown

Officials are proposing that 14th Street turn into a 17-hour-a-day busway during the L train shutdown, New York City Department of Transportation confirmed, restricting vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to accommodate displaced commuters. The changes were originally reported by the New York...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:49pm

MBTA approves early morning, late night bus service pilot

Early-morning bus trips and more frequent late night trips are scheduled to begin in September under a $1.2 million pilot proposal that the MBTA Control Board approved on Monday. The new service would primarily serve cities north of Boston, including Chelsea, Malden and Revere, and neighborhoods...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:22pm

New navigation tool lets you combine bike share and public transit into one trip

Planning treks across New York City can be tricky. Should you rely on the train for the entire trip, or try out a bike share so you’re not wasting time waiting on a subway platform? Well, you don’t have to commit to just one mode of transportation, and a new tool aims to help New...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:07pm

NYC to reserve parking spots for car-share vehicles

If you don’t want to deal with the full-time hassle of owning a car in New York City but still want some of the perks of having a vehicle, car-share programs like Zipcar provide a happy medium. Renting a car means doesn’t absolve you of the headache of trying to park in the city,...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 1:00pm

MTA launches LIRR Forward initiative to improve service

Transit officials are taking multiple steps to make the Long Island Rail Road more efficient as part of a new initiative called LIRR Forward. LIRR President Phil Eng announced LIRR Forward on Monday, describing the effort as a “package of specialized actions” meant to make the rails...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

Keolis announces commuter rail schedule changes for spring, summer

The commuter rail schedule will see some changes for the spring/summer season. Keolis Commuter Services announced this week some of the adjustments that will be made to certain commuter rail routes as we head into the warmer months. These changes, Keolis said, are meant to use new or improved rail...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:51am

Mayor, City Council speaker seek accountability from MTA for Subway Action Plan funding

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson want to make sure that the money New York City is giving to the MTA for its Subway Action Plan isn’t spent on other efforts. The officials sent a joint letter to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota on Wednesday asking for accountability when...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:56am