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Thursday, July 30, 2015

East Elmhurst

Redesign plan for LaGuardia Airport brings benefits to borough

The audacious $4 billion plan announced Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will replace LaGuardia Airport “in its entirety” by 2012 with a single, structurally unified main terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space and wider gates that will accommodate modern aircraft. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Transit

Next stop for No. 7 train is 11th Avenue

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, after nearly two years of delays, has announced Sept. 13 as the opening date of the new station that will permit the No.7 train to travel all the way from Flushing to Manhattan’s far west side. Comments (34).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Letters

Cutout governor symbolizes subway snafus

I really appreciate the very creative idea the Riders Alliance had for focusing attention on the insufficient service provided to 7 train customers like myself. They took the governor—or a life-size cardboard cutout of him since he wouldn’t show up—for a ride on the 7 train. It was appropriate because the MTA has been taking 7 train customers for a ride without bothering to show up for quite a while. Comments (1).

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Friday, July 24, 2015

East Elmhurst

LaGuardia power outage affecting flights: PANY&NJ

LaGuardia Airport began experiencing power outages early Friday, which were the result of ongoing construction at the airport, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Comment.
Letters

Cardboard Cuomo explains riders digust with subway

The cardboard cutout of “Governor Mario And His Entourage Wait For The 7 Train” and accompanying article “Faux Cuomo rides the rails to protest 7 track conditions” (July 17) both clearly illustrated the lack of state financial commitment to public transportation. Comment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Transit

Members of Congress push for stricter aircraft noise controls

The three members of Congress’ Quiet Skies Caucus from Queens are pushing for tougher aircraft noise controls amid growing concern over the health of residents living near major U.S. airports. Comments (3).

Friday, July 17, 2015

Opinion

Holding up the Second Ave. subway

There is still more to “Second Ave. subway faces several hurdles” (July 10) which the MTA and Congress member Carolyn Maloney conveniently overlooked. The MTA’s $14.1 billion shortfall in the proposed $32 billion 2015-2019 Capital Program could delay the next construction phase. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Transit

Riders Alliance takes ‘cardboard’ Cuomo for ride on the 7

Angry No. 7 train riders had plenty to say to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, but he wasn’t hearing it. That’s because the Cuomo they were complaining to was only a cardboard cutout brought aboard the beleaguered subway line by members of the public transit advocacy group Riders Alliance to highlight the problems riders face every single day, according to the group. Comment.
Glendale

Crowley to introduce light rail train idea to City Planning

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) said she is planning to present a cost-effective idea to bring a transit alternative to underserved areas of Glendale and Middle Village to the Department of City Planning in the coming weeks. Comment.
Transit

JFK, LGA flights most delayed in nation

LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark airports have the worst delays in the country, a new study found. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Transit

Members of Congress recommend stricter controls on aircraft noise

The three members of Congress’ Quiet Skies Caucus from Queens are pushing for tougher aircraft noise controls amid growing concern over the health of residents living near major U.S. airports. Comment.

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