Transit Issues

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Two lanes on Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to close nightly for work

Two of three southbound Queens-bound lanes on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed to traffic nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday night into Saturday while a new steel girder is installed at the Bronx approach of the bridge. Comments (2)

Monday, March 19, 2012


Public transit ridership increases across nation

A billion more people nationwide took public transportation last year than in 2000, according to a transportation advocacy agency. Comment

Sunday, March 18, 2012


New St. Mary’s entry is unsafe: East Bayside

The entrance in front of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside was only moved over by a few feet, but some residents said it was just enough to raise concerns over what they contend is now a dangerous new intersection. Comment

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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Schumer adds tax break for transit riders to bill

The tax break for New York City’s beleaguered straphangers that once seemed as gone as the subway token may be back and $10 richer. Comment

Friday, March 16, 2012


Malba Gardens wants sign telling tractors to stay out

A group of Whitestone residents want the city to put up a simple sign that would stop tractor trailers from barreling through their neighborhood, but the city said no 10 years ago and the answer still stands. Comments (57)

Big Six wants bus restored

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a rally last Thursday with Big Six Towers residents protesting the lack of bus service for children of the Woodside apartment complex to PS 229. Comment

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