Transit Issues

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Prendergast named chairman of MTA after getting Senate OK

The state Senate has approved Thomas Prendergast as chairman of the MTA. Comment.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Rep. Israel calls on MTA to investigate derailments

It has been a bumpy ride for the MTA over the past three months, and one northeast Queens lawmaker has called for a closer look. Comment.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Survey to decide need for Elmhurst LIRR site

Elected officials joined MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams last week to announce the start of a ridership survey that will determine the viability of reopening the Elmhurst LIRR station. Comments (2).

Jets too close over Queens airspace: FAA

A Federal Aviation Administration investigation into a near-miss between two airplanes has left one northeast Queens lawmaker warning of more turbulent times ahead. Comment.

Bypass route fails to stem Maspeth truck traffic

Nearly two years since the Maspeth Bypass was implemented, residents say truck traffic still is a nuisance in their neighborhood. Comments (3).

Friday, June 21, 2013


Weekend work to cause delays on 7 train

Queens-bound No. 7 train straphangers will encounter delays and skipped stations as the MTA replaces track panels during the upcoming weekend. Comment.

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