Preservationists fought to save one of Winter Park's original homes from the wrecking ball. After that battle was won, the 5,000 square foot home still had to be moved. When streets proved too narrow and tree-laden to accommodate a traditional house move, plan B involved...the lake.
New Jersey Democrats investigating the handling of mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge subpoenaed correspondence today from seven government officials in an effort to determine if Gov. Christie was involved. The same day, The Wall Street Journal reported that there's an alleged inter-state squabble between governors.
Boston is auditing third rails. The chairman of the Port Authority is remaining uncharacteristically silent. The airline industry is expecting record profits. The Arctic oil race is on. And: New York is testing technology that would immediately halt trains if a body is on the tracks.
The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to build a soccer stadium. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns 11 parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium - garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.
Barclays is ending its sponsorship of London's bike share program, commonly known as "Boris Bikes" after the London mayor, Boris Johnson, who launched the program. The bank announced its decision in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, London time
It collects the tolls you pay at many of the region's bridges and tunnels. It operates LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports, and it builds and maintains some of the biggest development projects around New York, including the World Trade Center. And yet few people really understand the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Now the Port Authority's inspector general is investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. G.M.'s new CEO will be the first woman to lead a major automaker. New Delhi buses are testing "panic buttons" for women. And: is there an escape clause in the agreement between NYC and its transit system?
The controversy over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September is beginning to get national media attention as Democrats link Governor Chris Christie, a possible presidential contender, to the issue.
This morning's wet snow has made the morning commute more of a slog than usual. But that hasn't stopped some New Yorkers from continuing to commute using the city's bike share program.
The federal government lost $10 billion on the G.M. bailout. Snowy owls will be trapped and released -- not shot and killed - at New York area airports. Miami wants a more pedestrian-friendly downtown. A California legislator wants to ban transit strikes. And: a Google bus is ground zero for San Francisco's culture wars.
For as long as anyone can remember the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has worked like this: Two governors divide up the board and staff appointments, and the contracts that flow from that. No one blows the whistle on anyone else, because that might jeopardize one's own spoils. Not anymore.
Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.
Following last week's fatal derailment, two Senators want trains outfitted with cameras pointing at the engineer. Meanwhile, New York's MTA says it's made some safety upgrades. Today's Port Authority hearing will be live tweeted. And: you with YOU slept this well on planes.
The MTA says as of the Monday morning commute, new protections are in place on the Metro North route where a train derailed last week.
A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide. The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein has said the closures have "been a distraction," and that he's decided to "move on."
The Federal Railroad Administration of the Department of Transportation announced an emergency order Friday requiring Metro-North to control passenger train speeds.
New York City announced Friday that half the city taxi fleet would be wheelchair accessible by 2020. The move is part of a settlement agreement in a major class-action lawsuit brought in 2011 that charged the city was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NYC will vastly increase its number of wheelchair-accessible taxis. Lawmakers want railroads to adhere to a 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control. In 30 years, Georgetown might have a Metro station. And: a video of Charles Barkley's first subway ride...which happened yesterday.