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Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse
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Pedestrian safety has been priority one for Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse in the weeks since a teenage girl was struck and killed trying to cross 787.

 Pressing the cross button at the intersection of 787 and Bridge Street now stops traffic in all four directions, handing control of the intersection over to pedestrians.
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When a teenage pedestrian was killed crossing the dangerous highway that runs through his Hudson River city in June, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse said enough is enough. Now, Morse wants that stretch of 787 re-made into a boulevard.  Change is already on the way.

In New York’s Capital Region, "getting from here to there" has long meant traveling by car, bus or taxi. Times have changed: more people have taken to bike riding and walking — and that has raised new safety concerns.

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New York State Department of Transportation officials say work is nearly completed on the replacement of two critical bridges on one of the busiest stretches of highway upstate.  The $22 million project in the town of Colonie is on track to be finished by the end of the month.

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The pressure is on lawmakers in Washington to pass a long-term transportation funding bill: New York's roads and bridges are in a state of deep disrepair .

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A 30-year employee of the New York State Department of Transportation has retired rather than face disciplinary charges for speaking to a newspaper reporter without approval from Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration.

Mike Fayette told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that he was threatened with termination for talking to the newspaper for a story about the DOT's handling of the remnants of Hurricane Irene.