ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers. Senator David Carlucci says his proposal would allow toll officials to suspend the registration of anyone who racks up five toll violations within 18 months.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Metro-North says the nation's second-largest commuter railroad has made tremendous strides in improving its safety culture after two derailments last year. Marjorie Anders says Metro-North did a thorough inspection of its tracks and other infrastructure and tightened safeguards on when tracks are put back into service. She says it is implementing other improvements such as anonymous reporting of near-accidents.
SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) - State police say two people are dead after a one-car accident in upstate New York. Troopers say the driver of a gray sedan lost control, ran off the road and hit a tree in the town of Saratoga at about 2:30 this afternoon. The investigation of the accident is continuing. Saratoga is 25 miles north of Albany.
DETROIT (AP) - Former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch was among the candidates interviewed today seeking to serve as an expert adviser in the Detroit bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes says he wants a set of fresh, experienced eyes to offer opinions as Detroit tries to emerge from bankruptcy this year. The 80-year-old Ravitch has had a long career in public service and has been outspoken about financial risks faced by states and local governments.
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