New York trucking group sues to stop Manhattan congestion fee

The Trucking Association of New York has filed a federal lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in hopes of halting the congestion fee for those driving into Manhattan.

The suit, filed Thursday in the Southern District of New York, hopes to prevent the first-of-its-kind toll from going into effect June 30. New York City officials have touted the program as a way to reduce traffic and emissions, but TANY argues that truck drivers will bear the brunt of the fees.


New York becomes next state requiring 2-person freight train crews

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New York will now require Class I and II railroads operating in the state to have at least two crew...

New York offshore wind: “Back on track”

Earlier this month, the news coming out of New York on offshore wind was causing some dismay. The New York State Public Service Commission denied petitions submitted by Empire Offshore Wind, Beacon Wind, Sunrise Wind and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Inc. (ACENY) that sought to address inflationary pressures impacting project economics through adjustments to Renewable Energy Credit (REC) and Offshore Wind REC (OREC) purchase and sales agreements entered with the New York State Energy...

Maritime History Notes: Daniel K. Ludwig — father of the supertanker

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While Malcom McLean, founder of Sea-Land, is regarded as the father of the container ship, Daniel Keith Ludwig is recognized as the father of the supertanker.

Ludwig was born on June 24, 1897, in South Haven, Michigan, to a family involved in Great Lakes shipping. He quit school in the eighth grade and split his time between Michigan and Port Arthur, Texas, living with his...

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