After years of debate, New York state has adopted congestion pricing to deal with traffic problems in New York City. Starting in 2021, fees will be imposed on all vehicles entering a pricing zone that covers lower Manhattan, from 60th Street at the southern edge of Central Park to the southernmost tip of the island. […]
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By Bruce McF Back in January, Yonah Freemark covered the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a genuine clunk of an Air Train to La Guardia airport. The proposal was, as Yonah Freemark put it, “an AirTrain that will save almost no one any time.” Yonah Freemark was not the only transit blogger to give […]
NYPD’s Blue just got a little greener by adding 40 new Nissan Altima Hybrids to their fleet of patrol cars. Of the forty cars, 18 of them are marked and 22 are unmarked. And while they cost the city $25,391 per vehicle, they get double the gas mileage compared to the current fleet.
The New York MTA is considering a green MetroCard program where riders can donate towards environmentally sustainable operations. The proposal also included that new construction should comply with LEED Silver guidelines. Riders will get to choose.
New York’s new cap-and-trade program has better emission standards than those of the EPA and it begins in March of this year. This is after many battles between the state and the Bush administration trying to lower pollutions standards.
New York City’s Department of Transportation has tapped the Office for Visual Interaction for testing LED street lighting around the Big Apple. If successful, all of the city’s 300,000 street lamps could one day be made up of LEDs.
A federal judge has stopped Mayor Bloomberg’s attempt to clean up the air in New York City by using fuel-efficient hybrid taxis.