Transit Issues

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017


Fighting evictions

It’s tough to be poor in Queens and the city seems to be taking note. Comment

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017


Cuomo cuts $65M from MTA budget

Transit advocates rallied in Albany Monday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore $65 million in funds promised to the MTA as the state agency struggles to address widespread delays and overcrowding. According to Riders Alliance, the budget must still be negotiated with the state Senate and Assembly, which have the power to demand the funds be invested in transportation. Comments (3)

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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017


MTA choice for interim executive director a home run

Following in the footsteps of previous MTA President Tom Prendergast, Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim is an excellent choice as interim executive director. She is an even better one to serve as the next permanent MTA president. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017


LIRR rail yard irritates Bayside residents

A Long Island Rail Road work yard tucked within a residential area of Bayside has vexed residents since it moved from Great Neck several years ago. A diesel engine used for track work left idling for hours on end disrupts sleeping patterns, shakes the foundations of homes and the fumes from chemically treated railroad ties left stacked and stage in this area irritate eyes and throats. Comments (3)

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