Transit Issues

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013


Tip of the week

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013


Schumer wants more funding for Federal Railroad Admin.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have proclaimed the Federal Railroad Administration so financially strapped that it can inspect only 1 percent of the nation’s railroads and urged that more money be allocated for the agency in the name of safety on the rails. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013


Q58 one of city’s slowest buses: Straphangers Campaign

The Q58 has been designated among the slowest buses in New York City in the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign’s annual Pokey Awards. Comment.

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Commuters fear depot changes will delay QM2, QM20 buses

Commuters in northeast Queens are worried that bus depot changes could usher in a new year full of delayed express buses. Comments (1).

Project for QueensWay steadily progresses

In his Nov. 29-Dec. 5 letter, state Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) raises questions about the public engagement process for the QueensWay, which is being sponsored by The Trust for Public Land in partnership with Friends of the QueensWay, a group of residents living near the QueensWay. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Long Island City

East River ferry to set sail to LIC for next five years

The Bloomberg administration announced a five-year contract extension for the East River ferry Friday. Comment.

Reformers target Qns. Blvd.

Alternative transportation activists are revving up their campaign to make Queens Boulevard safer and more accessible for bikers, pedestrians and subway and bus riders. Comment.

Avella wants city bridges to be toll free

Queens drivers can always count on a free ride to Manhattan over the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge if state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has his way. Comment.

Bloomberg to take inaugural ride to new No. 7 line stop on 11th Ave.

Since it will not be ready for regular straphangers until June 2014, the maiden trip of the No. 7 subway extension will take place this Friday so the man under whose administration it was built can take the first ride. Comment.

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