DEEPTI HAJELA and DAVID KLEPPER AP, 1:50 PM NEW YORK (AP) — Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst. If the plan becomes official as part of a state budget deal being hammered out this weekend, New York would be the first U.S. city to join the ranks of London, Stockholm, Milan and Singapore with such a system, forcing drivers to decide if the high price makes public transportation a better option or if the trip is worth it at all. Revenue from the tolls would go toward fixing the metropolitan area’s increasingly unreliable public transportation system. A proposal released last year by an advisory panel put together by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the tolls could raise about $1 billion a year. The congestion toll zone … [Read more...] about New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess. Here’s how.
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A woman who lives in Queens told local news outlets she came home one night last week and parked where she has for a decade, only to see her car hauled off by a New York City Police Department tow truck in the morning—along with a new “no parking” sign that had been installed about two hours before the tow. She also has $300 in fines to deal with, since her parking spot was legal when she left the car there and illegal a few hours later. Nicole Laveglia told CBS New York she parked in her usual spot when she got home from the gym at around 8:30 p.m. locally on Jan. 2, and that a neighbor was knocking on her door by 9 a.m. the next day. That’s when she saw her car going down the block behind a tow truck, and two new “No Standing Anytime” signs that had just been installed by the city’s Department of Transportation. “No Standing” signs in NYC means the only time you can really stop a car in the area is to load or unload passengers, … [Read more...] about New York Woman Gets Car Towed After ‘No Parking’ Sign Is Installed Next to It Overnight
Driving, I think we can all agree, has gotten too damn easy. Safer, yes. Faster, most definitely. More comfortable, certainly. And these days many modern luxury cars—and even affordable ones—will go out of their way to help you do it. But unlike your average disgraced Silicon Valley tech executive, we believe history matters, and that it’s important to experience the way things were to learn where you’re really going. At least that’s the philosophical justification I came up with for this road trip. If it sounds like bullshit, that’s because it is. I hope it’s at least impressive bullshit. The point is that next week, Raphael Orlove and I will be setting off across this great country of ours, from Seattle to New York City, hopefully, in this car: a 1970 BMW 2500. And it’s a car that’s far from being some perfect garage queen. Will we make it? Will we break down? Will we successfully pull off a Hail Mary roadside repair, if it … [Read more...] about We’re Taking This 1970 BMW 2500 From Seattle to New York; Pray for Us
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech We’re Using ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons June 20, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emma G. Fitzsimmons, a reporter for The Times who covers New York City transit, discussed the tech she’s using. What tech tools are most important to stay on top of your beat covering New York City transportation? I take the subway to our newsroom in Times Square every day and experience the constant delays that New Yorkers love to complain about. Right now, I’m focused on what’s being done to fix the system and whether it’s working. I monitor the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website to see if trains are running on time and use Twitter to find riders who are swept up in major incidents. The M.T.A. is working to … [Read more...] about By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand
Interactive Displays: Automakers got creative and embraced augmented reality and virtual reality in order to display their latest cars and technology. How did they do it? Dodge featured two Demons set up in a virtual drag race. The cars bucked in place and provided vibration feedback as the drivers sped down the strip. At Nissan, users donned a pair of glasses to learn about the latest safety features on the Leaf via augmented reality. To learn about specific features, users simply focused on different icons floating in front of them. It’s more interactive than a promotional video (and much cooler, too). Toyota wanted to make its Fine-Comfort concept vehicle more interactive, so they created a VR experience. Yes, the headsets are clunky, but once they’re on, you could sit in the driver’s seat and backseat. Toyota’s strength was making its VR experience feel more like stepping into the future. If you took a 360-degree look, you could see the interior of the car … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. Recap: Here’s What We Saw at the New York Auto ShowPost navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories