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State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Senator James Seward, and Assemblyman Chris Tague listen to Schoharie residents
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Schoharie residents came together Thursday night to share their thoughts on the intersection where the fatal 2018 limousine accident occurred. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the comments will be shared with the New York State Department of Transportation.

Lawmakers Press For NYS DOT Rail Crossing Study

Feb 6, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Five years after the deadliest crash in Metro-North Railroad history, New York state lawmakers are renewing calls for safety upgrades to rail grade crossings.

Courtesy of Rye Brook Police

There is progress in reducing the number of truck collisions with a bridge over a major parkway in Westchester County. The county executive says a state-funded project helped. Yet he hopes more can be done using GPS applications.

Work Is Under Way At A Busy Kingston Intersection

Jan 14, 2020

New York state Department of Transportation officials say work has begun on a roundabout at a busy entrance to the City of Kingston.

Attorneys for the families of seven crash victims speak in Fonda
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Lawyers representing the families of several of the victims of last year’s deadly limousine crash in Schoharie have filed lawsuits against the operators of the vehicle involved, a repair shop, and the State of New York.

A low railroad bridge over Route 146 in Glenville
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A railroad bridge in the Schenectady County Town of Glenville has had another run-in with a truck. Officials are renewing calls forsomething to be done to prevent further collisions.

New York will soon begin the next steps for improving Route 17 to accommodate increased traffic through Orange and Sullivan Counties. The state Department of Transportation is moving toward a preliminary review process. Advocates who support the widening of Route 17 welcome the state’s next step.

Dutchess County Bridge Closes After NYS Inspection

Mar 27, 2019
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A bridge in Dutchess County, New York has been closed following a state inspection.

NYS DOT Starts Project At A Putnam Interchange

Mar 19, 2019
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The New York state Department of Transportation has begun a project in Putnam County to improve an interchange.

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Snow was expected in the Hudson Valley Thursday afternoon, but it came in surprising amounts and intensity. Many roads were at a standstill, others closed, and several not yet plowed or sanded when commuters hit the streets earlier than usual for the evening commute. Some officials say the state needs a better response to such storms while others admit they can do a better job of coordinating response at the local level.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about an Albany Bishop who has outlawed same-sex marriage in the Episcopal churches he oversees. The pair also discuss commercial vehicle inspections, and the state's failure to follow up on repairs, in the wake of the limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y.

Hudson Valley Bridges Are Undergoing Repairs

Sep 18, 2018
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A nearly $14 million project to rehabilitate six bridges in the Hudson Valley is under way. New York state Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul Karas says the project aims to extend the service life of long-span bridges on state highways in Dutchess, Orange and Westchester counties.

Two New York state lawmakers are renewing their call for a mandated study on rail crossings. The Democrats were at a crossing recently in Rockland County, where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train.

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The often-closed scenic highway traversing a mountain near the U.S. Military Academy has been shut down for the winter because of hazardous road conditions.

Transportation officials say New York state plans to spend $1 million to renovate an interstate highway rest area along a gateway to the Adirondacks.

Park-And-Ride Lots To Expand In Ulster, Dutchess

Mar 26, 2015
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Portions of the Hudson Valley will see expansions of park-and-ride lots, resulting in 290 new parking spaces. Area officials say the news is good for commuters and the environment.

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman wants the D-O-T to start a website for motorists to report potholes.

Hudson Valley Receives Road Safety Funding

Jun 11, 2014
Doug Kerr, flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced more than $75 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding for 33 projects. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more on the projects being funded in the Hudson Valley.

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A northern Dutchess County intersection considered dangerous will soon be getting a flashing traffic light. This comes after calls from local officials and residents following two fatal accidents this year.

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A paving project is set to begin later this month on a Westchester parkway prone to flooding.

Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator

Jun 25, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE – A 21-story elevator is going to take visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson from the Poughkeepsie side of the linear park later this year.

Public officials, Walkway representatives and volunteers ceremonially broke ground for the $2.4 million facility.

Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart said they are elated to be adding yet another asset to the Walkway State Park.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The New York State Department of Transportation is planning to investigate why some of the lights on the new Lake Champlain Bridge to Vermont aren't working.