Transit Issues

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


Fatal crashes more likely on discount buses: Report

Discount buses, such as those piloted by Queens drivers in two recent accidents, are seven times more likely to be involved a fatal smashup than regular buses, a federal agency reported this week. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011


11 out on bail in LIRR pension fraud case

Eleven people have been released on bail in what federal prosecutors contend was a monumental fraud scheme by Long Island Rail Road employees falsely claiming disabilities in order to augment their pensions. Comments (5).

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011


House Transportation chairman gives greenlight to Second Ave. subway

U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) has assured U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) that federal money for the Second Avenue subway will continue through the first phase of the project. Comment.

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Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011


Train hits bumper in Astoria station and causes havoc for commuters

The morning commute in Astoria turned into a mad scramble for hundreds of people Tuesday morning after transit officials say a Q train hit the bumper at the Ditmars Station of the N/Q line. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011


Portions of Throgs Neck Bridge to close for night roadwork

Part of the center lane of the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed on around the clock starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, to permit roadwork. Comments (1).

MTA study reveals straphangers approve of subways, but not LIRR

The MTA says 84 percent of straphangers are content with subway service, although commuter satisfaction with the Long Island Rail Road declined. Comment.

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