Friday, February 8, 2008

All Star Game July 15 2008

This year the Baseball All Star Game will be at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY. Book all your group transportation needs with AVIANA Group Transportation for an efficent comfertable service. Book early as vehicles are getting booked now.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008


NYC CONGESTION PRICING PLAN APPROVEDNY Times * January 31, 2008NEW YORK CITY -- A plan to thin Manhattan's perpetual throngs oftraffic by charging fees to drivers and increasing prices foron-street parking was approved 13-2 on Thursday afternoon by a statecommission appointed to review different proposals. The plan todecrease traffic in much of Manhattan, first proposed in a slightlydifferent form by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg last April, would chargedrivers $8 to go below 60th Street between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.The commission was appointed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the StateLegislature to review proposals to reduce traffic congestion by atleast 6.3 percent and recommend the best alternative by Jan. 31. Underthe law that created the commission, the plan recommended on Thursdaywill be reviewed by the NY City Council. If it wins approval from theCity Council and NYC Mayor Bloomberg, it will go before the Legislature.The Traffic Congestion Mitigation Commission, also recommendedimposing a $1 surcharge for Taxi, Black Car and Car Service tripsstarting or ending in the area and increased parking rates below 60thStreet.You can read the Commission recommendations by downloading the PDF, as of now no fees were added to Group Transportation Buses The congestion plan could face a tough time in Albany. At a meeting onTuesday between the commission's chairman, Mark V. Shaw, and membersof the Assembly, lawmakers expressed concerns including how the planwould affect people who commute to work by driving over the East Riverinto Manhattan. Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman, a Democrat of Queens,said more than 30 legislators present at the meeting criticized theplan, while one spoke in favor.The plan produced by the commission was generally the same as themayor's original plan with a few differences. The mayor wanted thepricing zone to begin at 86th street, instead of 60th, and theoriginal plan had fees for trips within the zone as well as for carsentering the area.The plan also calls for the money raised through fees, estimated at$491 million annually, to be dedicated to improvements in masstransit. The commission also recommended that the city makeadjustments to ease the impact that expected increases in parkingcongestion that could occur as commuters abandon their cars at thefringes of the congestion area. Commissioners also recommended thatstate legislators consider making changes to tax laws to assistlow-income drivers who could be disproportionately affected bycongestion pricing."Every aspect of the proposals were hashed out, were analyzed and werefound to be wanting," Mr. Lancman said.On the other hand, planning groups who have reviewed the plan haveexpressed nearly uniform approval."Congestion pricing will not solve all our transit problems, but it isthe most promising and innovative way of maintaining and expanding ourtransit system amidst state budget shortfalls and an upcomingrecession," Bob Yaro, president of Regional Plan Association, said ina statement.

Friday, October 5, 2007


NTSB JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE NTSB * October 4, 2007WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),along with Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the American MedicalAssociation, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will holda joint press conference to highlight the results from studies thatfound conclusively that the age 21 drinking laws decreasealcohol-related fatalities by 16 percent. The press conference will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at10:30 A.M. at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'EnfantPlaza, S.W., Washington, DC.The NTSB has a long record of advocating highway safety and has issuedhundreds of highway safety recommendations. Seven of thoserecommendations, which dealt with age 21 laws, were on the agency'sMost Wanted List and removed because they were accomplished by theStates. The recommendations urged States to close age 21 loopholes,increase enforcement and education, impose sanctions and require zeroalcohol tolerance.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimatesnearly 1,000 lives are saved each year because of the Minimum DrinkingAge Law (MLDA).Attending the press conference will be:* Mark V. Rosenker, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board* Glynn Birch, President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving* Dr. Ronald Davis, President, American Medical Association* Adrian Lund, President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety* Jan Withers, MADD National Board, daughter was killed by an underagedrinking driver

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Know Your Transportation Company

NASSAU TLC SEIZES LIMOWABC-TV7 * September 19, 2007MINEOLA, NY -- A group of high school students had planned everydetail of their prom night, all the way down to the limo that wassupposed to pick them.But the limo didn't show, and ever since, they've been trying to gettheir money back.These high school students had paid $2,000 for their prom night limo.And when it didn't show, they wanted their money back. But aftermonths of excuses and no refund, they called for Seven On Their Sideto track down the AWOL limo.The kids finally got their money back, but we found out that Coachmanwas not licensed to operate in Nassau County."I would say the serious complaints started coming in June 2006," saidRoger Bogsted of Nassau County Consumer Affairs.It turns out Nassau County Consumer Affairs had been investigatingCoachman too. They say Coachman was not licensed to operate alimousine service in their county.But when undercover consumer affairs officers called for a Coachmancar, the driver showed up in a vehicle with temporary Missouri tags.And worse, the vehicle was not registered in New York state. Theofficers seized it."We will pull them over anywhere we seem them operating, and if theyare unlicensed, as this individual case, we will seize it on thespot," Bogsted said.In the end, Coachman paid its fine and recovered the limousine. Andthey repaid all three people who had complained about them, includingthe two thousand dollars to the prom kids.Nassau County Consumer Affairs says while Coachman satisfied the finesand consumer complaints they still aren't registered to operate as alimousine company in the county.We called Coachman for comment. A representative said she didn't knowthey weren't registered. But they are still in business, now operatingas Coachman Bus Tours.And we received word today that the attorney general's office is alsolooking at them.

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