According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), several million Americans rely on using different forms of mass transit including trains, buses, ferries and subways to get around on a daily basis. Researchers with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests that the use of mass transit isn't slowing down either. Instead, it's growing more quickly than both highway use and the country's population.
When you live in a big city like New York, between insurance, car payments and parking, it can be cost-prohibitive to own a car. Using the services of an on-call rideshare service like Uber or Lyft may be an ideal choice for you to get back and forth to where you need to go at a flat rate.
An 18-year-old Springfield Gardens resident was T-boned at the Richmond Hill intersection of 80th Street and Sutter Avenue just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.
A 20-year-old Queens resident was struck by a Jeep Liberty while standing outside of his Honda Accord early in the morning on Wednesday, Oct. 25th. The collision occurred just before 12:05 a.m., shortly after witnesses reported having seen the man pull over into the shoulder of Clearview Expressway. He'd been driving in the direction of Long Island at the time.
A Queens charter bus driver, who had been previously fired from his job as a driver for New York City's Metro system, crashed into one of his former employer's buses on Monday, Sept. 18. That collision killed two and injured more than a dozen others.
The 31-year-old operator of a moped suffered critical injuries on Monday, Sept. 11 after allegedly being struck by a Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus. The crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m., adjacent to Queens' Citi Field.
A motorist crashed into two pedestrians in the early afternoon hours on Monday, Aug. 28 as they moved about a sidewalk in Queens. The driver of an SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he drove along College Point Boulevard before riding up on the curb of the roadway shortly before 1:30 p.m.
A 36-year-old jogger was struck and killed by a car in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens the evening of Thursday, Aug. 10. According to responding officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at 11:50 p.m., near the intersection of Beach 29 Street and Segirt Boulevard.
New York City has seen a significant increase in bicycle riders from 2005 until today. In 2005, there were just 170,000 people that were reported to ride bikes in the city. Today, with all the bike rental options that exist throughout the city, there are some estimates that there are 450,000. This equates to one in every five commuters citywide.
A multi-car crash, which occurred near the intersection of Queen's Grand Central Parkway and 188 St., claimed the lives of two and injured as many as seven on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Jamaica Estates accident, which occurred just after 6:30 a.m., is believed to have been caused by a 33-year-old suspected drunk driver from New Jersey, a man that police took into custody at the crash scene.