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Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester
Shuttle Service For New Tappan Zee Bridge Path To Resume Between Rockland, Westchester A free weekend shuttle bus servicing a popular pedestrian and cycling path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge between Westchester and Rockland counties is set to resume operation. The Hudson Link free weekend shuttle bus for the shared-use path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge will restart service on Saturday, May 25, and continue each weekend through Sunday, Oct. 27, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday, May 24.  The buses will run every 20 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and allow easy access to both sides of the path, which countless pedestrians and cyclists use. Stops …
42-Year-Old NY Woman Believed To Be Traveling Has Been Missing For 2 Weeks 42-Year-Old NY Woman Believed To Be Traveling Has Been Missing For 2 Weeks
42-Year-Old NY Woman Believed To Be Traveling Has Been Missing For 2 Weeks A 42-year-old New York woman has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in trying to find her. Gabrielle B. Becker was last seen in her Delaware County hometown of Roxbury (outlined in red in the image above) on Friday, Nov. 24, according to New York State Police. "Her family has been unable to contact her since and is concerned for her safety," said police. "Gabrielle does not have a vehicle and may be utilizing public transportation." She's described as being 5-foot-7, 130 pounds with light brown, curly, shoulder-length hair. Anyone with information on her whereabouts…
Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests
Jordan Neely Death: Ex-Marine, NY HS Athlete Charged In Chokehold Killing Sparking Protests A Marine Corps veteran from New York who was seen in a viral video choking a 30-year-old street artist to death on a Manhattan subway will be criminally charged. Daniel Penny, a Long Island resident from West Islip, will be arrested Friday, May 12, on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Jordan Neely, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office confirmed to Daily Voice. “We cannot provide any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to take place tomorrow,” the agency said in a statement. Neely, a well-known Michael Jack…
MTA To Stop Issuing Service Alerts On Twitter: Here's Where To Find Them Now MTA To Stop Issuing Service Alerts On Twitter: Here's Where To Find Them Now
MTA To Stop Issuing Service Alerts On Twitter: Here's Where To Find Them Now New, updated story: Update: MTA Walks Back Decision To Stop Posting Service Alerts On Twitter Commuters in New York who regularly use MTA public transportation will no longer be able to find service alerts on the company's Twitter page, officials announced.  According to the MTA, service information will no longer be available through all of its Twitter pages and will instead be posted to numerous websites, apps, and other tools that it offers, officials announced on Thursday, April 27.  The announcement comes after Twitter launched the "Twitter Blue" subscription service, which charges u…
Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report
Both Directions Of I-95 Stretch In Fairfield County First, Third Most Congested In US: Report Those used to sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic during rush hour on a busy roadway in the region might feel validated by the results of a new study.  According to new findings released by the transportation analytics firm INRIX, in Connecticut, I-95 south in Stamford between the Sherwood Island Connector and Indian Field Road is the most congested road in the US, and I-95 north in the same stretch is the country's third most congested road.  The findings come from the firm's 2022 Global Traffic Scorecard, which identifies and ranks congestion and mobility trends i…
Here's Rundown Of 14 Gridlock Alert Days In NYC Through Holiday Season, Starting This Week Here's Rundown Of 14 Gridlock Alert Days In NYC Through Holiday Season, Starting This Week
Here's Rundown Of 14 Gridlock Alert Days In NYC Through Holiday Season, Starting This Week Transportation officials are warning motorists who travel through New York City around the holiday season of several days when traffic will be at its worst.  Known as "Gridlock Alert Days," the New York Department of Transportation designates certain days of the year when traffic is likely to be so busy and congested that many of the city's intersections will be blocked, according to transportation officials.  The fourteen upcoming Gridlock Alert days in 2022 include:  Wednesday, Nov. 16; Thursday, Nov. 17;  Tuesday, Nov. 22; Wednesday, Nov. 23;  Wednesday, Nov. 3…
COVID-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings COVID-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings
Covid-19: CDC Issues New Advisory Recommending People Wear Masks In These Settings The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling on the Department of Justice to proceed with an appeal after a federal judge struck down President Joe Biden’s mask mandate for public transportation settings. Following the announcement of the judgment, the CDC issued a statement advising that the agency is continuing to advise that all Americans continue to mask up while using public transportation, despite the ruling. Original story - COVID-19: Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate For Travel According to the CDC, officials “continue to recommend that people west mask…
COVID-19: NY Public Transit Mask Mandate To Remain In Place Despite Federal Court Ruling COVID-19: NY Public Transit Mask Mandate To Remain In Place Despite Federal Court Ruling
Covid-19: NY Public Transit Mask Mandate To Remain In Place Despite Federal Court Ruling Although a federal judge in Florida voided a nationwide mask mandate for all public transportation hubs, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that in the "short term,” facial coverings will still be required in certain settings in New York. During a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 20, Hochul said that people in New York will still be required to wear masks on buses, trains, and airplanes, as well as indoor transit settings, despite the federal ruling. “We are going to continue for public transit,” Hochul said. “Let's just be smart about it.” Earlier story - COVID-19: Federal Judge Stri…
COVID-19: Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate For Travel COVID-19: Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate For Travel
Covid-19: Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate For Travel Travelers using public transit will have the option of ditching their masks following a ruling from a federal judge appointed by former President Donald Trump in Florida. On Monday, April 18, US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle overruled guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding facial coverings on airplanes and other public transportation. According to the judge, the CDC overstepped its authority in ruling that masks be required for travelers, stating that the agency failed to adequately explain its reasons for the mandate. Mizelle determined that…
COVID-19: US Extends Airplane Mask Mandate COVID-19: US Extends Airplane Mask Mandate
Covid-19: US Extends Airplane Mask Mandate The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it will be extending its national COVID-19 face mask requirements inside public transportation hubs and vehicles. The TSA announced on Thursday, March 10 that it will be extending its mask requirement for airports, planes, buses, and rail systems through Monday, April 18, effectively covering most schools’ scheduled spring break holidays. Previously, the mandate was scheduled to expire on Friday, March 18. This is the third time the TSA extended its mask requirements. “During that time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…
COVID-19: Hochul Gives Update On Status Of Remaining Mask Mandates COVID-19: Hochul Gives Update On Status Of Remaining Mask Mandates
Covid-19: Hochul Gives Update On Status Of Remaining Mask Mandates COVID-19-related mandates are slowly but surely being lifted in New York, and Gov. Kathy Hochul has provided an update on some of the remaining mask requirements. While mask mandates have been lifted statewide in most locales - most notably schools as of Wednesday, March 2 - they are still required on public transportation, inside transportation hubs, and inside certain congregate settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons until further data says it's safe to ditch them. Earlier story - COVID-19: Wearing Masks Still Recommended In These NY Counties On Monday, Feb. 28, Hoch…
COVID-19: CDC Unveils New Strategy Allowing Communities To Ease Masking, Social Distancing COVID-19: CDC Unveils New Strategy Allowing Communities To Ease Masking, Social Distancing
Covid-19: CDC Unveils New Strategy Allowing Communities To Ease Masking, Social Distancing The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance to permit most healthy Americans to ditch their masks indoors, including students. On Friday, Feb. 25, the CDC announced it was altering its metrics that are used to determine which communities can begin lifting their mask mandates with a focus less on positive test results and more on virus-related hospitalization numbers. Previously, the CDC’s prevention guidance for local communities focused on the rate of new COVID-19 cases and the seven-day average positive infection rate; however, as the ongoing fight aga…
COVID-19: Mask Off - Hochul Drops Mandate For Businesses, Schools Could Follow Soon COVID-19: Mask Off - Hochul Drops Mandate For Businesses, Schools Could Follow Soon
Covid-19: Mask Off - Hochul Drops Mandate For Businesses, Schools Could Follow Soon The indoor mask mandate is being largely lifted in New York as the state continues to recover from the January surge of new infections. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday, Feb. 9 that she is lifting the mandate requiring a mask or proof of vaccination to enter indoor places, including restaurants and bars. The move is effective as of Thursday, Feb. 10, though local counties, cities, and businesses can still opt to enforce mask-wearing at their discretion. “We are not where we were in early December,” Hochul said. “New Yorkers did the right thing to get through the winter su…
COVID-19: US Tightens Travel Testing Requirements, Extends Mask Mandate In New White House Plan COVID-19: US Tightens Travel Testing Requirements, Extends Mask Mandate In New White House Plan
Covid-19: US Tightens Travel Testing Requirements, Extends Mask Mandate In New White House Plan President Joe Biden announced a series of new measures to combat COVID-19 amid the emergence of the Omicron variant. Biden said in an announcement on Thursday, Dec. 2, that early next week the United States will require all inbound international travelers to get a COVID-19 test within one day of departure, regardless of their nationality or vaccination status.  "This tighter testing timeline provides an added degree of public health protection as scientists continue to assess the Omicron variant," the announcement from the White House reads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …
Fans Will See New Innovations When NY Islanders Open Brand-New $1.1 Billion Arena Fans Will See New Innovations When NY Islanders Open Brand-New $1.1 Billion Arena
Fans Will See New Innovations When NY Islanders Open Brand-New $1.1 Billion Arena Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back. Following a 13-game road trip to start the season, the New York Islanders are ready to welcome fans back in the stands for the first home game as they introduce the world to the brand-new UBS Arena in Elmont on Long Island. The Islanders finally hit their home ice for their first practice at the new arena on Thursday, Nov. 18, as they prepare for their long-awaited home opener against the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Officials said that the intimacy fans rejoiced over at Nassau Coliseum will be retained at the new arena, with th…
COVID-19: CDC Updates Guidance On Masks Indoors, In Schools As Delta Variant Spreads COVID-19: CDC Updates Guidance On Masks Indoors, In Schools As Delta Variant Spreads
Covid-19: CDC Updates Guidance On Masks Indoors, In Schools As Delta Variant Spreads With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus rapidly spreading across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating its guidance on wearing masks. As the more transmissible Delta variant becomes the dominant strain of COVID in the US, the CDC is now recommending that fully-vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas where there could be “substantial and high” transmission of the virus. Earlier report - COVID-19: CDC Expected To Recommend Masks For Some Fully Vaccinated People, Report Says The new guidance also recommends that students, teachers,…
COVID-19: Date Announced When Mask Mandate Will Be Dropped For Vaccinated People In NY COVID-19: Date Announced When Mask Mandate Will Be Dropped For Vaccinated People In NY
Covid-19: Date Announced When Mask Mandate Will Be Dropped For Vaccinated People In NY New York will be loosening its mask and social distance guidance as it follows the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During a COVID-19 briefing at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that as of Wednesday, May 19, the state will be adopting new guidelines for those who are vaccinated. The new guidance from the federal government calls for continued mask-wearing in more crowded indoor spaces such as on mass transportation, hospitals, prisons, or homeless shelters, but eases restrictions on workplaces, school…
COVID-19: Metro-North Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson Valley Riders COVID-19: Metro-North Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson Valley Riders
Covid-19: Metro-North Announces Schedule Changes For Hudson Valley Riders Metro-North will be restoring some weekend service lines for Hudson Valley riders as New York continues navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. The MTA announced that beginning on Monday, April 12, weekend service will be returned to Wassaic and include service adjustments on the Harlem Line weekday schedule to accommodate track work. Officials said that beginning on April 12, Metro-North will begin replacing the track switches north of the Hartsdale station. Those track switches will allow trains to be switched between the two main tracks on the line.  The …
COVID-19: Here's How Much MTA Riders Can Now Be Fined For Not Wearing Face Coverings COVID-19: Here's How Much MTA Riders Can Now Be Fined For Not Wearing Face Coverings
Covid-19: Here's How Much MTA Riders Can Now Be Fined For Not Wearing Face Coverings Mask up, or pay up. Riders using public transportation in New York will now face fines if they fail to adhere to the state’s mandate of wearing a face covering. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA will be issuing $50 fines to anyone who fails to wear a facemask on New York City subways and buses, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road cars. The new emergency order took effect on Monday, Sept. 14. Mask compliance will be enforced by MTAPD, NYPD, and Bridge and Tunnel officers. According to the MTA, surveys show more than 90 percent of customers are using masks on subways, buse…
COVID-19: NY Schools, Colleges Will Remain Closed Through End Of Academic Year COVID-19: NY Schools, Colleges Will Remain Closed Through End Of Academic Year
Covid-19: NY Schools, Colleges Will Remain Closed Through End Of Academic Year New York schools and colleges will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday. During his daily COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo announced that he was extending the original May 15 schools shutdown through the rest of the academic year as a precaution to help stop the spread of the virus. A determination on summer school programs is expected by the end of May, Cuomo said. “Given the situations and precautions that would have to be put in place to open schools with new protocols, we decided to close schools for the rest of the year,” Cuomo said. “How do …
COVID-19: NY State Will Stay On Pause At Least One More Month, Cuomo Says COVID-19: NY State Will Stay On Pause At Least One More Month, Cuomo Says
Covid-19: NY State Will Stay On Pause At Least One More Month, Cuomo Says Non-essential businesses in New York State will stay closed at least another month as terms of the state's "Pause" measures during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been extended until at least Friday, May 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. “I don’t want to project past that period," Cuomo said. "That’s one month. That’s a long time. "I know people need certainty and clarity so they can plan, but we need a coordinated action plan with the states. So for one month, we will continue the close-down policies. What happens after that? I don’t know. We’ll have to see what the data shows.” For…
COVID-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts COVID-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts
Covid-19: Here's When Latest Metro-North Schedule Change Starts As ridership continues to plummet to historic lows amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the MTA announced it will once again be altering the schedule for Metro-North trains. Beginning on Monday, April 13, Metro-North will operate on an hourly schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines during both the weekdays and weekends. The Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will remain on Saturday schedules, with hourly service at some points of the day. Changes also include Harlem Line trains to operate every two hours on weekdays between Southeast and Wassaic. There is no service …
COVID-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says COVID-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says
Covid-19: Ridership Down 98 Percent, More Schedule Changes Likely, Metro-North President Says In a letter to Metro-North riders, the company's president, Catherine Rinaldi, says ridership is down 98 percent due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and that more schedule changes are likely. As April starts, our region is entering the fourth month of the new reality of COVID-19. And it has been three weeks since Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed New York on “pause” to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, Rinaldi wrote. "What was before an unimaginable reality has changed how we work, how we play and how we look at one another," she said. "Most of us never pictured the day…
COVID-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low COVID-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low
Covid-19: Metro-North To Cut Service With Ridership Falling To All-Time Low With commuters staying home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak that’s gripping the nation, the MTA announced it will be cutting down its service amid historically low ridership numbers. Beginning on Friday, March 27, with the MTA reportedly losing weekly losses of more than $100 million with ridership down more than 90 percent, the organization has laid out a new “Essential Service Plan.” The plan calls for extra trains during peak commuting hours for first responders and health care workers, though the MTA will be cutting services throughout the rest of the day, MTA Chair Patrick Foye …
COVID-19: Here's When NYS PAUSE Measures Take Effect, What You Need To Know COVID-19: Here's When NYS PAUSE Measures Take Effect, What You Need To Know
Covid-19: Here's When NYS Pause Measures Take Effect, What You Need To Know Here's an overview of what you need to know about the "NY State on Pause" measures and time frame covered in an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, March 20 announced in a news conference in Albany. (See video of the news conference above. For audio only, click here.) The order mandates that 100 percent of the workforce must stay home beginning Sunday, March 22 at 8 p.m. excluding essential services. All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned. Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70 and over and those with compromis…
COVID-19: MTA Cleaning Trains, Turnstiles Amid Outbreak, Deep Ridership Decline COVID-19: MTA Cleaning Trains, Turnstiles Amid Outbreak, Deep Ridership Decline
Covid-19: MTA Cleaning Trains, Turnstiles Amid Outbreak, Deep Ridership Decline The MTA is doubling down on cleaning efforts as ridership continues to decline due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With thousands of people in mandatory or precautionary quarantine, and thousands more ordered to work from home to help stop the spread of the virus, MTA has seen a sharp decline in ridership. The MTA is reporting that LIRR ridership was down 31 percent, while Metro-North was down nearly 50 percent since the outbreak began. Subways and buses are also being used approximately 20 percent less. In response to the spread of coronavirus, trains, ticket machines, vending machines, turn…
Statewide, Near Week-Long St. Patrick's Day DWI Crackdown Starts Statewide, Near Week-Long St. Patrick's Day DWI Crackdown Starts
Statewide, Near Week-Long St. Patrick's Day DWI Crackdown Starts The New York State Police are increasing patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations get underway this weekend.  The special traffic enforcement begins on Friday, March 13, and runs through Wednesday, March 18. Drivers can expect to encounter additional DWI patrols and a number of sobriety checkpoints during the enforcement period.  State Police will also be ticketing distracted drivers who are using handheld electronic devices and will also conduct underage drinking and unlawful sales to minors details during the campaign. During la…
Suspects Seen Running After Man Is Shot At Rockland Transportation Center Suspects Seen Running After Man Is Shot At Rockland Transportation Center
Suspects Seen Running After Man Is Shot At Rockland Transportation Center This story has been updated. Police are searching for two suspects who were seen running from the area on foot after a man was shot near a transportation center in Rockland County. The shooting took place around 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1 Municipal Place in Spring Valley, said Spring Valley Police Officer Matthew Galli. The man was rushed to Westchester Medical Center following the shooting. His condition is unknown. Metro-North and several bus lines stop at the transportation center. Other details regarding the shooting are not yet available, including the condition of the man…
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Rockland Person Struck, Killed By Train In Rockland
Person Struck, Killed By Train In Rockland A person was killed by an MTA train after being struck while standing on the tracks. The incident took place Thursday, Dec. 5, when a train departing Hoboken at 9:57 a.m. and arriving at Spring Valley Station at 11:07 a.m., fatally struck the unauthorized person on the tracks at the Spring Valley Station on the Pascack Valley Line, said the MTA. There were no passengers on the train at the time, and there are no reported injuries to the crew members.  Service on the Pascack Valley Line is suspended in both directions between Pearl River and Spring Valley stations Spring Valley Police…
16-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck By Train In Hudson Valley 16-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck By Train In Hudson Valley
16-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck By Train In Hudson Valley The 16-year-old boy who was struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester has died, according to MTA officials. The incident took place at the Pelham station around 5:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, when the teen was struck, said Aaron Donovan, spokesman for Metro-North.  The teen was rushed alive by emergency personnel to an area hospital where he later died, Donovan said. Following the event, New Haven Line rush-hour trains were delayed by up to 50 minutes as a result. Normal service resumed at 8:53 p.m. Information was not available Tuesday morning, Nov. 19 regarding how the teen ended …
Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train
Man Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center After Being Hit By Metro-North Train A man received serious injuries to his leg after being struck by a work train heading north to Poughkeepsie. The incident took place around 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, near the Metro-North Breakneck Ridge Station, said Meredith Daniels, a spokeswoman for the MTA.  When police and first responders arrived on the scene they found the man had sustained leg injuries and he was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center, Daniels said. Trains on the Hudson Line were delayed 15 to 20 minutes as a result of the incident. The MTA police are investigating the incident.