Transit Issues

Monday, July 22, 2013


Tip of the week


MTA to boost bus, subway service in Queens

Transit officials announced Monday plans to spend $18 million to bring back bus and subway service slashed during financial peril three years ago, including increasing G trains and restoring weekend service on the Q31 bus between Bayside and Jamaica and Q77 bus from Laurelton to Jamaica in Queens. Comment.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ozone Park

Advocates push for parkland on old Rockaway tracks

Advocates for a new park in Queens are quickly moving closer to seeing their vision become reality. Comments (2).

Pol wants CitiBike to come to Astoria

In a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Transportation, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has requested that CitiBike, New York City’s new bike-share program, be expanded into the neighborhoods of Astoria and Woodside. Comments (1).
Long Island City

MTA seeks to increase trains on G line

The MTA says the G train needs more service and other improvements, including abolition of the G Train Sprint, a maneuver involving passengers running in pursuit of trains that stop far from where straphangers wait. Comment.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


LIRR peak-hour trains cut on Port Wash line

Straphangers who rely on peak rush-hour trains on the Long Island Rail Road in Queens were given less than one week’s notice of temporary but potentially devastating cuts to some of their service. Comment.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Bayside riders to protest LIRR summer service cuts

Bayside commuters are invited to gather at their Long Island Rail Road stop early Wednesday morning to protest planned cuts of weekday rush-hour trains, officials said. Comment.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Long Island City

MTA recommends G train upgrades

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has examined the G subway line at the request of two state senators and found what the MTA calls “opportunities to improve service.” Comment.

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