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Company in Fatal Queens Bus Crash Has Been Cited for Safety

The tour bus company involved in a crash with a city bus that killed three in New York City has been cited for several safety violations and was involved last year in another deadly collision, according to federal regulators. The …

Deadly Times Square Attack Highlights NYC Pedestrian Safety

Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …

New York City House Fire Kills 5, Including Children

Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a fast-moving New York City house fire that killed five people, including two young boys and two teenage girls. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes …

Uber Prepares for First Public Hearing in New York Over Disclosure Rules

Uber Technologies Inc. is starting off the year preparing for a new political fight. As New York City seeks more information about ride-hailing drivers’ activities, it’s shaping up to be Uber’s second major conflict with the administration of Mayor Bill …

New York Officials Warn Drivers to Watch for Pedestrians

The city is ramping up pedestrian safety efforts during the annual influx of holiday visitors and decreased daylight hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James P. O’Neill and other officials said Tuesday that this season is traditionally the “deadliest …

NYC Mayor de Blasio Says City’s Streets Have Never Been Safer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s streets have never been safer. The Democratic mayor on Tuesday said traffic and pedestrian fatalities dropped to their lowest level in 2015, ever since they began record keeping in 1910. …

Poll: NYC Voters See Yellow-Taxi Industry Working to Limit Uber

Sixty-five percent of New York City voters say they believe political campaign contributions by the yellow-taxi industry are behind efforts by some elected officials to limit the growth of the Uber ride-hailing service, according to a poll released Monday. The …

Despite Truce, Uber Agreement Keeps Tensions High at NYC City Hall

The deal that, for now, decided the ride-hailing behemoth Uber’s future in New York City began with a phone call to Rome. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Tuesday, July 21, called Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was …

NYC, Uber Reach Deal: No Cap on Company During 4-Month Study

Uber cars can continue to be a growing presence on the streets of New York City now that an agreement has been reached between the ride-hailing company and the city. Just before a City Council vote that could have capped …

Dispute Simmering Between Uber, de Blasio Over Access to NYC Streets

A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and New York Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access …