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.
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.
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.