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Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Woodside

Q70 bus to run around the clock to LaGuardia

Transit officials plan to add service to the popular Q70 bus, which links LaGuardia Airport with regional transit hubs in Woodside and Jackson Heights, and ultimately introduce Select Bus Service on the line. Comment.
Jamaica

Shooters vs. hooters at JFK

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2014 court decision Tuesday that said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within its rights to kill nearly any migratory bird, including snowy owls, that poses a threat to air traffic at JFK International Airport, according to federal court records. Comment.
Letters

Cuomo has short-sighted take on transit

When it came to transportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s annual State of the State speech had great sound bites but provided little substance. Cuomo failed to give any specifics of how he will come up with the $8.3 billion promised to meet the shortfall in his proposed 2015-2019 MTA Five Year Capital Plan. Cuomo is kicking the can down the road. Comments (1).

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Transit

Public transit advocates demand Cuomo properly fund MTA capital program

When members of Riders Alliance lugged a 6-foot-tall cardboard cutout of Gov. Cuomo onto the No. 7 subway line in July, the public transit advocates were trying to get the governor to address the MTA budget and its $14 billion deficit. Comments (1).

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