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2012-11-13 00:20:11

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13: HOLLAND TUNNEL AT 85 Profile America -- Tuesday, November 13th. The first underwater tunnel built in the U.S. -- New York City's Holland Tunnel, running beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey -- opened for traffic 85 years ago today. Despite its age, the...

2012-11-02 19:20:11

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic in the New York metropolitan area is flowing smoothly through the Friday evening rush hour cutting travel times by 30 percent compared to a typical commute. Traffic speeds on Manhattan streets were anywhere from 10-15 mph faster than normal. Vehicle restrictions requiring passenger cars have at least 3 occupants to cross available bridges and tunnels combined with fuel shortages at local gas stations kept vehicles off local roads...

2010-11-12 13:44:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is written by Denise Richardson, Managing Director of the General Contractors Association of New York: New Jersey commuters please take note. One of the critical transportation arteries that transformed the State of New Jersey, helped create jobs, an enormous investment and a sustained economy, opened 83 years ago tomorrow. Someone had a vision of what could be, had the will to drive that vision to reality, and had the commitment to...

2006-07-08 14:56:39

By Daniel Trotta and Gary Crosse NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities thwarted a foreign-based plot to stage a suicide bombing of a rail tunnel in New York later this year and three suspects are being held abroad, one of them in Lebanon, U.S. officials said on Friday. They said the plot was still in the planning stage and that those involved had not done any reconnaissance or obtained weapons. An FBI official said none of the suspects had ever been in the United States. U.S....

2006-07-07 15:24:29

By Daniel Trotta and Gary Crosse NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities thwarted a foreign-based plot to stage a suicide bombing of a rail tunnel in New York later this year and three suspects are being held abroad, one of them in Lebanon, U.S. officials said on Friday. They said the plot was still in the planning stage and that those involved had not done any reconnaissance or obtained weapons. An FBI official said none of the suspects had ever been in the United States. U.S....

2006-07-07 11:17:04

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities thwarted a plot to attack New York's mass transit system later this year, leading to the arrest of a plotter who confessed in Lebanon, U.S. and Lebanese officials said on Friday. The plot was first reported by New York's Daily News, which said it targeted the car-carrying Holland Tunnel with a bomb. A federal law enforcement official later said it involved a rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey. The FBI and the Department...

2006-07-07 11:14:34

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities thwarted a plot to attack New York's mass transit system later this year, leading to the arrest of a plotter who confessed in Lebanon, U.S. and Lebanese officials said on Friday. The plot was first reported by New York's Daily News, which said it targeted the car-carrying Holland Tunnel with a bomb. A federal law enforcement official later said it involved a rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey. The FBI and the Department...

2005-07-12 11:45:53

In July 11 item from New York headlined "UPDATE 1-Cell phone service resumed in two New York tunnels" please read in paragraphs two and six ..."Metropolitan Transportation Authority.".. instead of ..."Manhattan Transportation Authority." A corrected story follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell...

2005-07-12 11:43:31

(Corrects name of Metropolitan Transportation Authority in paragraphs two and six.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell phone service to two of the tunnels had been shut down in a miscommunication between the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials said....

2005-07-11 19:30:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell phone service to two of the tunnels had been shut down in a miscommunication between the New York Police Department and the Manhattan Transportation Authority, officials said. Service to those two tunnels was restored. No specific reason had been given for the move...