Imagine a scenario where 15,000 trucks are rerouted off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) onto local streets in Brooklyn. This would be an unmitigated disaster. Yet, that is looking like a serious possibility. The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has indicated that the expressway has deteriorated to the point that if repairs are not completed by […]
As part of an ongoing effort to reduce bridge strikes on parkways throughout New York City, the Department of Transportation has created new signage and markings to better alert truck drivers to the danger that lays ahead. Bridge strikes can cause significant damage to infrastructure, vehicles, and to freight. They negatively impact both the economy […]
With Midtown congestion frustratingly high, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg unveiled her plan of attack. In an op ed piece for the Daily News, on December 11th, Trottenberg describes increasing enforcement, expanding technology, and creative management techniques to get things moving.