Transit Issues

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013


MTA explains finances behind lower fare hikes

Transit fares are scheduled to rise in 2015 and 2017, but the MTA, in a perhaps unprecedented move, now says it will cut the increases by nearly half. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013


Pressure builds to move Q34 stop at end of route

A northeast Queens lawmaker is pushing for North Flushing residents to receive better and safer bus service through the extension of a bus route, but he says a lack of funding is standing in the way of an adjustment to the line. Comment

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Tnnis not environmentally sound

I am writing in response to a recent media statement from an airline industry advocacy group, Global Gateway Alliance, which urges the Federal Aviation Administration to continue its avoidance of environmental laws regarding Tnnis, the new NextGen flight route over north Queens. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Long Island City

Amtrak announces fix for East River Tunnels

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) revealed a new Amtrak plan Monday aimed at lessening disruptions in its East River tunnels for travel between Long Island and Penn Station. Comment
East Elmhurst

$37M upgrade to fight flooding at LaGuardia

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a $37.5 million project to protect LaGuardia Airport from flooding from storms like Hurricane Sandy, which a year ago shut down the airport at a cost of $54 million a day. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Be aware of surroundings while standing on train platforms

One of the big concerns of patrons of our mass transit system in New York City is safety. The Senior Citizens Advisory Council to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a group of five senior citizens from each borough who usually meet monthly at 2 Broadway, in Manhattan, to give their evaluations, comments and opinions to MTA officials. At the last SCAC meeting, information was provided concerning keeping the subway safe. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013


Boro wins roundtable battle

After more than a year, northeast Queens activists marked a key milestone in their ongoing battle to curb unprecedented airplane noise over residential areas. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

East Elmhurst

La Guardia Airport to get anti-flooding protection

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that $37.5 million has been set aside to provide anti-flooding measures to prevent a repeat of the shutdown of LaGuardia airport that occurred a year ago when Hurricane Sandy struck. Comment

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