Transit Issues

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013


Learn to live with airplane noise

There has been much media coverage, including an editorial from TimesLedger Newspapers (“Noise About Noise,” Dec. 27, 2012-Jan. 2, 2013), concerning complaints about alleged changes in flight patterns emanating from LaGuardia Airport. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Far Rockaway

Rockaway shuttle adjusts hours for repairs to line

Starting on Monday, Jan.21, the free H shuttle train from Far Rockaway-Mott Ave. to Beach 90th Street will operate Monday to Friday from 4:55 a.m. to 9:25 p.m. so that repairs can be made to restore full service to line in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the MTA said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013


TU urges drivers to slow subways as MTA issues a rebuke to union

The MTA has ordered union officials to cease distributing fliers urging subway motormen to cut their speed as they enter subway stations in the name of safety, suggesting it appeared more likely the union was trying an illegal slowdown tactic to improve its stance in labor negotiations. Comment

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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013


MTA irks borough officials with Lunar New Year snub

Elected officials and community leaders in Flushing are railing against the MTA for suspending weekend service on the No. 7 line during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013


Transit workers vow subway slowdown

In the aftermath of several recent subway fatalities, motormen have been advised by their union to slow down on approaches to train stations, but transit officials suggest it is more of a labor negotiations tactic than a safety first campaign. Comment

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