Democrats press feds to release NJ Transit safety audit

The top Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are calling on a federal agency to release its safety audit of the New Jersey Transit system following a deadly train crash earlier this month. In a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday, the lawmakers said they were alarmed by recent reports that show years of system-wide neglect at the transit agency leading to crumbling infrastructure, increases in delays and accidents and nearly $500,000 in fines for major safety violations.“At this moment, there is an $86 billion backlog to bring our nation’s public transit systems to a state of good repair,” the lawmakers wrote. “The horrific tragedy in Hoboken and the deterioration of NJ Transit only underscore the need for increased…

Allsmoke: Southern Wind launches custom 90’ performance sailor South African yacht builder Southern Wind has launched its custom-built racer/cruiser sailing yacht named Allsmoke over the past weekend. Designed by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design, the 90-footer is unique in the shipyard’s sailing yacht line up that generally consists of semi-custom performance yachts ranging from 82-102 feet in length. Allsmoke was commissioned by a repeat client of Southern Wind who was in search of a comfortable but high performing and modern sailing yacht. As with nearly all projects at Southern Wind, Nauta Design was once again in charge of the design of this project’s interior.

2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, fancy shocks, and no more V6? The spy photos we've seen of the 2018 Mustang facelift – and there have been a lot of them – don't tell us a whole heck of a lot. The car is likely to get new head- and taillights and maybe some restyled bumpers. There will, however be some significant changes to the pony car's options – Mustang6G has the details courtesy of some sleuthing done by one of its forum members.You can find out a lot about a new car with a little spare time and access to a dealer ordering computer. One is that the V6 may no longer be offered, as the code previously used for it reportedly comes up as invalid in the computer. Losing the V6 wouldn't be all that surprising...

2018 Audi A5 gets a manual and S5 gets 369 lb-ft of torque When Audi revealed the new A5 and S5 coupes, we knew the elegant lines of the European model would come to the United States. But the big question was, would the drivetrains, and in particular, the manual transmission, come along? The answer is yes.The 2018 A5, with its 252-horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque turbocharged four-cylinder, will be offered in America with both a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and a classic six-speed manual. These combinations will take an A5 to 60 mph in 5.6 or 5.7 seconds, respectively. The inclusion of the 6-speed also makes the A5 the only car in the Audi lineup to pair this four-cylinder with a manual. The A4, which uses the same engine, is only offered with the dual-clutch gearbox.The...

Tesla software 8.1 Release This December With Updated Enhanced Autopilot Hardware VIDEO Good to their promise, Tesla sums up innovation in all forms with the installation of self-driving hardware in all Tesla models, including the $35,000 MODEL. Tesla envisioned a future where vehicles run on autopilot and passengers lounge behind a driverless car with convenience. Advertisement This is made possible with a unique set up of camera arsenal inside the Tesla vehicle. Eight cameras are installed inside the car which allows 360-degree visibility. Twelve ultrasonic sensors, a forward-facing radar, and an updated on-board computer hardware process all the data gathered to ensure a safer travel experience minus a human driver. As divulged by Tesla on its first autopilot hardware, some features are not available and are still undergoing development. Automatic emergency braking, lane holding, collision warning, ...

Upgrade your Camaro ZL1 to 740-hp Callaway-spec for $17,995 Teaser for 2017 Callaway Camaro SC740 Straight out of the box the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes with 640 horsepower of supercharged grunt. That’s already seen the car set a sub-7:30 lap time at the Nürburgring. But in the world of muscle cars bragging rights matter, and right now the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Roush-tuned Ford Motor Company NYSE:F Mustangs are offering in excess of 700 horses. Enter Callaway. 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible The expert Chevrolet tuner is working on a 740-hp ZL1 and on Wednesday revealed pricing for the upgrade, known as the Callaway Camaro SC740 package. The set price for the upgrade is $17,995, which when you add in the $62,135 price of the donor ZL1 brings the total to $80,130. However, if you order before ...

Air Force chief to Trump: Boeing deal ‘complicated’ Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One is "complicated," pushing back on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCongress wants hearing on Pentagon wasteful spending charges David Webb: Act like winners Overnight Tech: Trump's billion claim | Samsung fends off Apple | Rosenworcel's future MORE's criticisms. The president-elect on Tuesday blasted Boeing and called for canceling the contract for building the plane because of its costs. But James says the presidential aircraft is no ordinary plane, highlighting its security features. “Air Force One, although it is a 747 platform, is way, way more than what you would think of as a commercial airliner,” she told Politico on Tuesday. "It really is, in many ways, a flying White House...

Cadillac Returns To Endurance Racing SOON: Releases DPi-V.R Wicked New Race Car Model; ... PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A Cadillac logo is seen at the Paris Motor Show on September 28, 2012 in Paris, France. The Paris Motor Show runs September 29 - October 14.(Photo : Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images) Cadillac car racers and enthusiasts are looking forward to the release of Cadillac DPi-V.R in the market and availability to take a glimpse on the wicked new prototype race car. Caddy gladly announced its return to the motorsports arena and endurance racing; a comeback appearance for Cadillac to showcase its new race car model after being gone for so long in the spotlight --- with its last during the Northstar LMP Auto at Le Mans in 2002. Advertisement Now, many have been asking if DPi-V.R gets to be seen anytime soon on the race tracks...