Transit Issues

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013


PA says it will no longer shoot airport owls

The borough’s airports will work with the state to humanely remove snowy owls that pose safety threats to aircraft in lieu of shooting them, officials said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013


MTA reviewing measures to make its railroads safer

The MTA is in the process of improving safety facilities and carrying out emergency drills on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines in the aftermath of the derailment in the Bronx that left four dead, including a woman from Woodside, and more than 60 injured. Comment

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Queens pols curbed airplane noise

As a Queens resident who has had to deal with the issue of increased airplane noise in our borough, I am writing to commend our local elected officials — specifically U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Melville) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) — for their work to curb airplane noise over our neighborhoods and create an Airplane Noise Community Roundtable. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013


Hundreds gather to pay respects to victim of Metro-North crash

Several hundred mourners turned out for the funeral Saturday of the Woodside nurse killed in the Metro-North Railroad train derailment who was remembered for her dedication to nursing. Comment


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