DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/26/2013 at 4:42PM

Corona Plaza has received a helping hand, along with other public plazas around the city,  to become cleaner, greener and part of the community. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras gathered with local representatives, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and residents on Tuesday to announce an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership [...]

City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/03/2013 at 11:38AM

Finding your way around Long Island City is going to get easier. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the first phase of installations for the city’s new pedestrian sign system, WalkNYC. The program will install 100 free-standing signs by the end of the year in four initial areas including Chinatown, Herald Square and the [...]

Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/10/2013 at 11:01AM

A local politician and a school principal are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially school children, who cross a “dangerous” intersection. In March, Senator Jose Peralta urged DOT to take a closer look at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst. The [...]

DOT unveils new, easier to read parking signs
DOT unveils new, easier to read parking signs
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2013 at 9:51AM

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hoping that newly designed signs will simplify parking in New York City. On Monday the DOT unveiled the easy to read and see parking regulations signs, which will initially replace 6, 300 in Midtown Manhattan through this spring, then in other parts of the city. The problem with the [...]

Drivers pay with shorter yellow lights
Drivers pay with shorter yellow lights
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 10:36AM

More city motorists may be getting tickets because of shorter yellow lights at the city’s red-light cameras, the New York Post reported. AAA New York, through recent random surveys, found that at intersections with the cameras that catch drivers running reds, yellow lights were “shorter by as much as 15 percent compared to the city [...]

Drunk driver hits and kills worker on Grand Central Parkway
Drunk driver hits and kills worker on Grand Central Parkway
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/10/2012 at 1:59PM

According to police, at approximately 11 a.m. a vehicle travelling on the westbound side of the Grand Central Parkway hit and killed  63-year-old Frank Avino of Ronkonkoma, Long Island, who was working on the left lane of the roadway at Jewel Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 26-year-old Munshi Abdullah of Jamaica, Queens was [...]