The Thruway Authority has sent a letter to the Seneca Nation regarding the portion of the I-90 running through the Cattaraugus Territory that describes how the condition of the roadway is worse than expected.
The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors has approved a Design-Build team to install cashless tolling along the Thruway. The governor says the $355.3 million investment will make the Thruway system safer, greener and less congested for the some 267 million motorists that travel the superhighway each year.
Despite a tractor trailer ban on several upstate thruways, several truckers are still being spotted on roads like the I-190. A jackknifed semi-trailer blocked the Niagara Thruway southbound at exit 3 earlier this morning. However, many are staying put and stops on both sides of the border continue to fill up.
Embroiled in a dispute over casino revenue and cigarette taxes, the Seneca Nation of Indians is adding another item to their list of grievances against New York State, claiming in a lawsuit that New York State Thruway access across the Seneca Nation land was was never properly approved.
One driver says he couldn't see anything in a snow whiteout, but could hear the bangs of a series of vehicles colliding on the New York State Thruway Tuesday afternoon - until it was his own truck. One person died and another is in critical condition in a chain-reaction crash that authorities say involved dozens of vehicles and closed eastbound lanes well into the night.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday opens the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.
New York State agencies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get rid of the toll booths on roads, bridges and tunnels around New York City, while increasing security. Local leaders say, if they can do it there, why not here?
The new commissioner of New York State's Department of Transportation says one can never prepare too early for a weather-related emergency. He was in Buffalo speaking to a room filled with transportation and emergency response officials, who are already looking ahead to the arrival of winter storms.