Transportation Articles

Central New York , Transportation , Weather

Anxious Travelers Stranded in Hancock Airport After Blizzard

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By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Winter storms across the northeast that caused numerous flight delays and cancellations left many Syracuse travelers stranded at the airport. Central New York is actually not affected as badly as other cities in the northeast region since it was located in the fringe of the blizzard’s radius. However, Syracuse […]

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safety , Transportation

Drivers Warned About Driving While Tired

By , BDJ 664.01

By Stephen Armstrong SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – We’ve been told many times about the dangers of drunk driving. Police routinely organize traffic stop checkpoints around the holidays to deter drivers from consuming alcohol before they get behind the wheel. We’ve even been warned about the dangers of distracted driving, and national campaigns have warned drivers about […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Transportation

I-81 Plan Could Demolish Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply

By , BDJ 364.02

By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —M. John Kuppermann and his business, Smith Housewears and Restaurant Supply, are still waiting to find out the future of the business and its building. After having 16 options on what to do with an old I-81, only two possible plans remain for the highway. The choices are to […]

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Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Government , Jobs , Politics , safety , Transportation

The Idea of Uber in the 315

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By Jared Barton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The pressure is on to see the City of Syracuse and the Central New York region get Uber services. Governor Cuomo has been asked by multiple police forces to implement the app statewide. The idea is that the number of DUIs would decrease with the usage of the popular […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Government , Transportation

DeWitt voices traffic concerns with fixing I-81

By , BDJ 664.02

By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The future of Interstate 81 is still in the decision process after the issue started in 2013. The Town of DeWitt held a public hearing at Jamesville-DeWitt High School to educate residents on the options to fix the highway. In 2013, the Department of Transportation began planning alternatives to save […]

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Central New York , Consumer , International , Public Safety , tourism , Transportation

TSA Provides Tips For CNY Holiday Travelers

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By Taylor Epps SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — If you’re traveling this holiday season, following TSA’s tips might save you time and help you avoid problems. TSA addressed travelers Thursday morning to brief them on what they need to know. Executive Director at Syracuse Hancock International Airport Christina Callahan urged travelers to do some research before […]

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Central New York , Government , Transportation

With the Future of the I-81 in Balance, Officials Turn to the Public for Input

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By Jared Barton SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The stretch of Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse is due for an upgrade. The current viaduct structure has served the Central New York community since the 1950s, but decades of wear and the need for a wider stretch of roadway has created the Interstate 81 Project, an idea […]

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Business , Community , Transportation

80-Year-old Syracuse resident said retirement is for suckers

By , BDJ 664.02

By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — While driving keeps seniors mobile, the risk of car related injuries and deaths increases with age, according to the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention, But one Syracuse resident said that doesn’t worry him at all. In 2001, Peter White retired as owner of National Grange Mutual Insurance. […]

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Transportation

Despite warm weather in Syracuse, car owners should prepare for winter

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By Michelle Fenelon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –  Syracuse experienced unusual warm weather Tuesday as temperatures reached 82 degrees, one less than its record-holding 83 degrees. However, residents should not let the warm weather prohibit them from preparing for the inevitable winter. Tire stores, such as Big 4 Tire in Syracuse, are urging car owners […]

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Central New York , Community , Education , Environment , Non-profit , Public Safety , Transportation

Phi Kappa Psi Hosts Safe Driving Week in Honor of Late Brother

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By Ashley Moore SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – One Syracuse University fraternity is raising money and spreading awareness on a national issue that hits so close to home. Phi Kappa Psi is hosting safe driving week to educate people on the dangers of distracted driving and to honor, late brother Hunter Watson who died because […]

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Central New York , Community , Environment , Transportation

NY DOT Asks Syracuse Community For Input On I-81’s Replacement Options

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Tuesday night marked the first of six neighborhood meetings scheduled to discuss the remaining options for reconstructing I-81. Gene Cilento, the Public Information Officer for the DOT’s Syracuse office, said the number of alternatives was reduced from 16 to two “through a lot of community input and engineering […]

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Erie Canal Museum Debuts Interactive $700,000 Exhibit

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – After a ten-year planning and renovation period, the first floor of Syracuse’s Erie Canal Museum is now home to an interactive exhibit. The space, which had not been renovated since 1992, has been filled with $700,000 of props, photos, hands-on structures and video screens, among other displays. Natalie Stetson, the […]

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