The NTSB has put out its priorities for the next year, and taking steps to make limousines safer is not one of them.
Prosecutors allege the owner of the vehicle in the deadly accident allowed the driver to operate it without the proper endorsement.
The DOT says it was only doing its job.
A recent public hearing underscored the political will to add rules on the use of stretch limousines in the state.
Operators say the industry is already over-regulated and blame lies with state regulators who don't enforce laws on the books.
Senators want to solicit more views on passed and proposed safety measures for limousine operations.
A proposed bill would require an immediate review of all stretch limousine companies and their vehicles.
The Oct. 6 crash at state routes 30 and 30A killed all 17 passengers inside the limo, the driver, and two pedestrians..
Families of victims in the 2015 Long Island limousine crash say the package of new rules in the state budget does not go far enough.
Autopsy results indicate the presence of marijuna and an anti-seizure medication.
The wrongful death case prompting the defensive motion is likely to be the first of many lawsuits related to the accident that killed 20.
Despite strong opposition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo still wants to consider some type of prohibition on certain modified vehicles.
A coalition of New York transportation trade groups helped bring about a welcome reversal that saved the state's industry -- for now.
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