Transit Issues

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017


Riders being heard

The “Summer of Hell” has not been as devilish for most straphangers as feared even though riders still face widespread delays and interrupted service. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017


De Blasio proposes millionaire tax for subway fix

Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) Monday, proposing a levy on the city’s elite that would establish a steady and long-term revenue stream for the MTA through what he is calling a “fair fix” tax. The move would raise about $700 million by 2018, the mayor said. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017


Astoria cyclists urge city to install protected bike lane on Crescent Street

Thousands of Queens cyclists ride over the Queensboro Bridge every day on their way to work or school, but they lack a safe, protected bike lane on Crescent Street in Astoria and Long Island City to get to the bridge. Transportation Alternatives’ Queens Committee has launched a campaign to change that. Comments (4)

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Monday, Aug. 7, 2017


DOT, MTA meet in Jamaica for town hall on SE Queens transit issues

Elected officials, members of the city Department of Transportation, the MTA, transit police and the Taxi and Limousine Commission were on a town hall panel in Jamaica last week to discuss transportation issues in the southeast Queens area. Comments (3)

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017


Governor not acknowledging full costs of rail upgrades

There is more to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent $5.6 billion Long Island Rail Road transformation announcement (“LIRR Improvements Will Increace Capacity,” by Mark Hallum, July 28). Comments (4)

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

Long Island City

Penn Station repairs surpass halfway mark for completion

Progress in Penn Station bodes well for commuters on the Long Island Rail Road with overhauls on infrastructure exceeding the halfway mark, according to a new report from Amtrak, with 12 of 20 items on a task list marked as complete. Comments (1)

Open letter to NYC Dept. of Transportation

I am writing to you as president of the Douglaston Civic Association on behalf of our 3,000 families. The current proposal presented by DOT at the May 17 Community Board 11 meeting has serious public safety and traffic issues, as well as public comment violations. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017


DEP says it has been in contact with Koo over Flushing sewer repairs

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is calling out the Department of Environmental Protection for lack of communication, but the DEP said it has been in contact. Comments (2)

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