Transit Issues

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

East Elmhurst

Airport workers protest at LGA

Dozens of low-paid, contracted airport workers rallied outside LaGuardia Airport Tuesday, continuing their call for better wages and benefits as the holiday travel season approaches. Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Transit

MTA fare hikes to be lower than expected

Transit officials say straphangers will still face fare increases in 2015 and 2017 but the hikes will cost riders only about half as much as originally planned. Comments (1).
Transit

Schumer wants to save mass transit tax break

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has warned that a federal tax advantage saving each mass transit user in the New York metropolitan area at least $1,000 a year could expire at the end of this year. Comment.
Ridgewood

City to make it safer for kids to walk to four boro schools

At an intersection near IS 77 Ridgewood, a storm-water drain obstructs a crosswalk. At the St. Joan of Arc school in Jackson Heights, garbage collection can sometimes coincide with students arriving to class in the morning. And at 29 other schools across the borough identified as high priorities by the city Department of Transportation there exist a myriad of safety concerns for young students walking to and from school. Comment.

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