Transit Issues

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

Middle Village

Pol find faults in new electronic cab hail system

When it comes to hailing cabs, some elected officials are not happy there’s an app for that. Comments (1)

Straphangers Campaign names Q58 as the slowest bus in boro

The slowest bus in Queens is the Q58, which averages 7 miles an hour, but that is practically speeding when compared to the winners of the Straphangers Campaign Pokey Award, which creep along Manhattan crosstown routes. Comment

Tip of the week

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012


Ferry service a lifesaver to city during disasters

The challenges that ground, air and public transportation faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy were unimaginable. Subway service was suspended for days, with some parts of the system experiencing damage so great they could be out of operation for months. Cars ran out of gas and the airports were closed. Even after bridges, tunnels and airports reopened, gas shortages and debilitating traffic ensued. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012


MTA to meet on Lunar cuts for No. 7 line

In response to a public outcry, the MTA has scheduled a January meeting with Flushing leaders over planned service cuts to the No. 7 train during the Lunar New Year holiday. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012


MTA hikes fares as its chairman resigns

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approved a fare increase Wednesday but not before MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota announced he is leaving his job to consider a run for mayor. Comment

Boro raises voice over flight noise

Whether the Federal Aviation Administration has finalized its changes in departure procedures out of LaGuardia Airport or not, elected officials from northeast Queens said they would not go down quietly. Comments (3)

JFK workers call off holiday strike

Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday evening called off plans for a strike that threatened to see 300 security officers walk off the job at the height of the holiday travel season. Comment

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012


Queens pols want down vote on taxi e-hail apps

A number of Queens politicians are calling on the city Taxi & Limousine Commission to reject a proposal allowing taxicab drivers to use electronic hailing smartphone applications, arguing the technology could potentially produce discrimination by allowing drivers to ignore people hailing on the street for those who made prearranged calls. Comment


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