Transportation

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Driving Licenses: The Time is Now!

Immigration, New York, Transportation May 3, 2019 at 4:22 pm

An editorial in La Voz, based in the Hudson Valley, writes why it is an opportune time for the New York State Legislature to pass the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.

Live razor fish being promoted on WeChat. (Screen shot via World Journal)

Live Seafood Smuggling on the Rise among Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Food, Transportation April 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

World Journal reports on how smuggling live seafood into the U.S. from China has become a lucrative business conducted over WeChat.

(Photo via World Journal)

Liability in Chinese Bus Accident Unclear

Business, East Asian, Transportation March 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Following the crash of a NYC-bound bus in Virginia, World Journal finds that long-distance bus companies often involve a tangled network of entities.

Demonstrators in Albany ask for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Photo via El Diario)

Clamor for Driver’s Licenses Bill Reaches Albany

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation March 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A broad pro-immigrant coalition and several legislators marched in Albany to urge the State Legislature to include in the next budget legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to have access to a driver’s license, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Assembly member Catalina Cruz, Zach Ahmad and Natalia Francisco and at the forum entitled “Driver’s Licenses Now: The Path, the Benefits and How It Will Work in NY.” (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Panel Urges Albany to Pass Driver’s Licenses Bill that Benefits ‘Everyone’

Immigration, New York, Transportation March 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm

A panel of elected officials, community leaders and immigrant workers urged Albany to pass a driver’s licenses for the undocumented bill, touting its overall economic benefits for New Yorkers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

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Activists Vow to Continue Fight for NJ Driver’s Licenses

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Activists blast the legislature for “broken promises,” and vow to keep pushing for the issue in 2019, Reporte Hispano reports.

Mexican immigrant Ernesto Jiménez works delivering food in New York City. (Photo via El Diario)

Delivery Workers Hope City Will Legalize E-Bikes

Labor, New York, Transportation November 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Raising hopes for thousands of delivery workers, many of whom are immigrants, a group of City Council members introduced a package of bills to legalize electric bikes and scooters in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Courtesy photo via RiverheadLOCAL)

TPS Bus Tour Heads to Riverhead

Immigration, Long Island, Transportation October 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm

The “TPS Journey for Justice” bus will stop in Riverhead on Sunday as part of a national tour to tell the stories of the immigrants who have temporary protected status, RiverheadLOCAL reports.

Alma Tovar, OLA’s transportation advocate, with the minivan purchased by the organization to provide rides to medical appointments for people with no other viable options. (Photo provided to RiverheadLOCAL)

On LI, Latino Group Runs Transport Service

Latino, Long Island, Social Services, Transportation September 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

A minivan service started by OLA of Eastern Long Island has turned into a larger effort to address the scarcity of public transportation options in Suffolk County, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Brenda "Sue" Fulton, chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), showed her support of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants at a rally in Passaic. (Photo via Make the Road New Jersey/Facebook)

NJ MVC Director Boosts Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation September 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

In a win for pro-immigrant activists, the director of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission joined a protest calling for statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

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Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles Approved by Council

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation August 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The City Council passed regulations that put a yearlong cap on new licenses for ride-sharing companies. The move follows a spate of suicides among taxi drivers who faced intense financial burdens.

A recent rally at City Hall in support of medallion owners. (Photo via Queens Press)

Talking with Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Queens, Transportation July 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

Queens Press talks to several taxi drivers about the continued pressures they are facing.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

Taxi drivers demand better conditions after the recent wave of suicides. (Photo via El Diario)

Taxi Drivers Demand Solutions to End Driver Suicides

Labor, New York, Transportation June 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

After six New York taxi drivers have taken their lives in the last few months because they cannot afford to pay for their medallions – most of them immigrants – a group of colleagues protested in front of City Hall asking for more regulation of ride-hailing apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.