The slowest bus in Queens is the Q58, which averages 7 miles an hour, but that is practically speeding when compared to the winners of the Straphangers Campaign Pokey Award, which creep along Manhattan crosstown routes. Comment.
The challenges that ground, air and public transportation faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy were unimaginable. Subway service was suspended for days, with some parts of the system experiencing damage so great they could be out of operation for months. Cars ran out of gas and the airports were closed. Even after bridges, tunnels and airports reopened, gas shortages and debilitating traffic ensued. Comment.
Whether the Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its changes in departure procedures out of LaGuardia Airport or not, elected officials from northeast Queens said they would not go down quietly. Comments (3).
Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday evening called off plans for a strike that threatened to see 300 security officers walk off the job at the height of the holiday travel season. Comment.
A number of Queens politicians are calling on the city Taxi & Limousine Commission to reject a proposal allowing taxicab drivers to use electronic hailing smartphone applications, arguing the technology could potentially produce discrimination by allowing drivers to ignore people hailing on the street for those who made prearranged calls. Comment.