Transportation

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Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Police, Transportation May 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Parks, Transportation March 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Environment, Transportation December 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

The food giant FreshDirect is scheduled to move its headquarters to Port Morris before the end of the year. A new study by Columbia University aims to measure the impact new truck traffic will have on residents.

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BLOX rallies residents to reclaim space under neglected bridge

Transportation November 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

After years of neglect, the run-down Third Avenue Bridge is getting a thorough cleaning, thanks to some engaged residents and neighborhood organizations.

Board 1 narrowly approves residential tower on Concourse

Board 1 narrowly approves residential tower on Concourse

Housing, Transportation October 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm 1 comment

An ambitious proposal for a 26-story building on the Grand Concourse narrowly passed a preliminary vote of Community Board 1, as board members repeatedly rejected reassurances by developers and a city official that the complex will benefit the community.

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Transportation July 25, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Bronx bicyclists may soon have reason to rejoice, because the city’s popular bike-sharing program could be making its next stop here in the near future.

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Transportation June 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm 0 comments

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. Drawing by Move Systems

FDNY tries out new carbon-cutting technology

Environment, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

Pollution from exhaust fumes has long presented a major health hazard for residents of the South Bronx, but a new initiative by the fire department aims to put a dent in local carbon emissions, at the cost of a few parking spaces.