Transit Issues

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011


New law protects against smoking

On Nov. 13, a new law went into effect that bans smoking in outdoor areas of ticketing or boarding or on platforms on stations operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This law was passed by the state Legislature with bipartisan support and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011


Douglaston bus stop to return

The case of the disappearing bus stop has been solved, Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece said, and the MTA will soon be replacing the Q12 bus stop at the corner of Northern Boulevard and Douglaston Parkway that mysteriously vanished a little more than a month ago. Comment.

LIC, Jamaica can handle train growth: Transit group

We read with interest your Nov. 24-30 article “Hevesi wants barriers for Fresh Pond trains” and believe it is important to clarify some of the inaccuracies in the article. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Far Rockaway

LIRR Far Rockaway line testing Quiet Car

Is your commute spoiled by cell phone gabbers, music from electronic gadgets and loud-voiced fellow travelers? Comment.

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Forest Hills

Police identify woman killed in Forest Hills accident

FOREST HILLS — A 68-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car during an accident early last Thursday morning in Forest Hills, police said. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Dutch Kills

Lawmaker blasts LIC Muni-meter parking

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), community leaders and residents condemned the city Department of Transportation Monday for its plans to install Muni-Meters near 41st Avenue and 29th Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Comment.

Transit group calls Q58 boro’s slowest bus

The 50th Street crosstown bus in Manhattan has won the title of slowest bus in New York City with the Q58 earning the title of the most tardy in Queens. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011


MTA more prepared for snow

New York City Transit President Thomas Prendergast said Tuesday the MTA’s performance in the near-catastrophic blizzard a year ago was inadequate but that the agency had learned much and has made vast changes since then. Comment.

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