Transit Issues

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012


Study finds 50% of subway platform lights broken

The Straphangers Campaign checked the city’s subway platforms and found that neither rats nor missing trash bins are the worst problem but rather peeling paint, water damage and broken lights. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012


Crowley, Maloney blast bill that would sap MTA of funds

Congressional members, transit officials and labor leaders have raised an alarm about proposed Republican legislation that would end automatic federal transportation money and leave New York City’s transit system in jeopardy. Comment

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Pols push to resurrect Elmhurst LIRR stop

The Long Island Rail Road said in a statement that it would be discussing with elected officials the possibility of reopening a station in Elmhurst along the Port Washington line that has been closed since 1985. Comment
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Proposals trickle in for replacing LaGuardia Central Terminal

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) hailed news that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey received proposals from 15 private firms interested in replacing the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst. Comment

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012


Boro electeds cry foul over attempt to stop city transit funding

Members of Congress, transit officials and labor leaders warned today of what they said was a Republican plan to put an end to automatic federal money for New York City’s transit system. Comment

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