Transit Issues

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


NY Sens. push Obama to sign law protecting transit money

President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation protecting hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for New York City’s mass transit system, which U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called “the city’s lifeblood.” Comment

Monday, July 16, 2012


Maspeth trash train plan smells bad

The pending expansion of a waste transfer station in Maspeth is causing a stink with local residents. Comment

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DOT mulling plaza for Newtown Ave.

In an effort to make the roads near PS 17 safer for its young students, the city has proposed turning the intersection at 30th and Newtown avenues near 33rd Street in Astoria into a pedestrian plaza, but City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) disagrees. Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Mayor sets 20 mph zones for four areas in Queens

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced on a visit to Corona Tuesday that a 0.26-square-mile section of Corona would be one of 13 new Slow Zones being created throughout the city. Comments (2)

Monday, July 9, 2012


Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to close for evening

The MTA Bridges and Tunnels Department advises motorists that two lanes in each direction on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed Monday night. Comments (3)

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