CicLAvia returns to South Los Angeles on Sunday

CicLAvia returns to South Los Angeles on Sunday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — More than seven miles of streets in South Los Angeles will be closed to vehicles Sunday for the year’s final CicLAvia event, in which city officials encourage residents to explore what different neighborhoods have to offer on foot or via other modes of transport. CicLAvia-South LA will take place from 9 … Read more

NY lawmakers want to hit brakes on a Thruway toll hike

NY lawmakers want to hit brakes on a Thruway toll hike

New York lawmakers want to thwart potential toll increases at the state Thruway for the first time in more than a decade.  But those in the construction industry, as well as the Thruway Authority itself, believe the hikes are necessary in order to shore up aging infrastructure on the 496-mile system.  The Thruway Authority’s board … Read more

Woman dies after fiery Cross Bronx Expressway crash: NYPD

Woman dies after fiery Cross Bronx Expressway crash: NYPD

A woman was killed on the Cross Bronx Expressway early Tuesday morning after flames engulfed her car following a crash involving three vehicles, including two tractor trailers, police say. The deadly overnight accident is causing delays in both directions on the highway this morning. Investigators say a tractor trailer was rear-ended by the woman’s sedan … Read more

City still committed to Coney Island ferry plan

City still committed to Coney Island ferry plan

A city agency says it is still committed to bringing ferry service to Coney Island, rejecting an advocacy group’s claim that funding has run dry. Coney Islanders for an Ocean Side Ferry, a pro-ferry group of Coney Island residents and stakeholders, does not think the city has the money to finish the project and hopes … Read more

MTA prepares to weather remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole

MTA prepares to weather remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole

The MTA is readying emergency response teams as New York prepares to weather the remnants of Tropic Storm Nicole Friday afternoon. Nicole, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along Florida’s east coast early Thursday, is expected to bring heavy downpours and gusty winds to New York City. The storm has the potential to … Read more

Metro proposes new fare-capping system

Metro proposes new fare-capping system

LOS ANGELES — Metro is considering a new system for how it charges riders. Called fare capping, the new process would replace Metro passes and internal transfers with fares that allow travelers to pay as they go using a TAP card. Instead of buying a day-, week- or month-long pass, Metro users would pay a … Read more

OMNY now available to reduced fare transit riders

OMNY now available to reduced fare transit riders

Transit users who qualify for reduced fares can now ride trains and buses at half-price using OMNY, the MTA said in a statement Monday. Reduced-fare customers can pay for rides using any personal payment device compatible with OMNY, according to the MTA. Each Monday through Sunday, reduced-fare OMNY users who have already purchased 12 rides … Read more

MTA says subway bathrooms will reopen at 8 stations in 2023

MTA says subway bathrooms will reopen at 8 stations in 2023

Bathrooms will reopen at eight subway stations in January, the MTA said on Monday.  The announcement, which was first reported by Streetsblog, noted that the reopening of bathrooms comes nearly three years after they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.​ According to the MTA, the reopening of the subway bathrooms, will include the stations at … Read more

Dozens of streets to go car-free for trick-or-treating

Dozens of streets to go car-free for trick-or-treating

Nearly 100 city streets and plazas will close to car traffic on Halloween so young New Yorkers can trick or treat safely, officials said Monday.  Dozens of existing “Open Streets” in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens will be car-free between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, the city’s Department of Transportation … Read more

Free parking lot under BQE closes for CitiBike operations

Free parking lot under BQE closes for CitiBike operations

What was once a free parking lot under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is now being used for CitiBike support. Some neighbors say they feel cheated, especially after their hard work to keep the area clean. “When you see it, you’re like, ‘Are you serious?’ So, no one said anything to any of us. There was no … Read more