Transit Issues

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

East Elmhurst

Tip of the week

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012


Van Bramer warns of cars going backwards on one-way stretch

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) called upon the city Department of Transportation and NYPD Friday to institute traffic calming measures and step up enforcement on 39th Street near 51st Avenue in Blissville. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012


Payroll Tax Axed

We’d cheer any decision that will save taxpayers a few bucks, but a decision by a Nassau County judge who ruled last week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax was unconstitutional could have a negative impact on the entire metropolitan area. Comment.

Make train station ADA-compliant

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently constructed an auxiliary entrance/exit at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Expressway E and F subway station, with a stairway not compliant with the standards for accessibility for people with disabilities in wheelchairs. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Far Rockaway

MTA makes $65M request to feds over Irene damage

The MTA reported it has finished submitting claims totaling $65 million for damage from Tropical Storm Irene a year ago. Comment.

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