Transit Issues

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014


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Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014


Lawmakers seek funds for more buses in Douglaston

Elected officials converged on Douglaston this week, calling on the federal government to provide funding that would allow the MTA to increase bus service to parts of northeast Queens that residents contend are being ignored by public transportation. Comments (2)

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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014


Bills target unlicensed in crashes with victims

Two Queens lawmakers have introduced a pair of state bills to make prison time part of the penalty for unlicensed drivers who injure or kill others while behind the wheel and to immediately take away unlicensed drivers’ vehicles. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014


Vigil held for Ridgewood traffic victim

A candlelight vigil held on the Queens-Brooklyn border drew 150 pedestrian safety advocates despite wind chills near zero Sunday. Comment

Price of East Side Access could increase to $11B

Long Island Rail Road trains had been scheduled to arrive in Grand Central Terminal in 2019 at a cost of $8.l3 billion, but transit officials now say it is going to take more time and money to finish the gargantuan East Side Access project. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014


MetroCards sport Super Bowl logo

The MTA, joining the excitement leading up to the Super Bowl XLVIII, has come out with special MetroCards decorated with commemorative designs promoting the ultimate football game. Comment

Jump on a subway or LIRR to get to the Super Bowl

The MTA, the Port Authority and many other New York regional entities have been working day and night to provide fans headed for the Super Bowl XLVIII Feb. 2 a day to remember. Comment

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014


East Side Access project over budget and late

The already long awaited day that Long Island Rail Road trains finally pull into Grand Central Terminal has crept even further into the future along with a higher price tag. Comment

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