Transit Issues

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Reactivate the Rockaway Beach line

Bus service has always been an issue on the Rockaway Beach line, specifically the Q53. There is daily overcrowding with students and adults alike trying to get onto the bus so they can get to their destinations on time. Comments (2)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


NYPD to use gas in subway test

The New York Police Department and the Brookhaven National Laboratory will jointly conduct an airflow study of risks posed by contaminants in the New York City subways. Comment

Saturday, May 4, 2013


A train to return in June

Repairs to the A train, which is expected to reopen in late June, have cost more than $650 million so far, a spokesman for the MTA said Monday of the preliminary figure. Comment
The Civic Scene

MTA works hard to get homeless out of subway system

The Senior Citizens Advisory Council of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a group of volunteers with four members from each borough who at monthly meetings listen and suggest things to MTA officials. Comment

Friday, May 3, 2013

College Point

Stolen signs irk city officials

Seemingly normal parking signs along a stretch of road in the College Point Corporate Park have actually been installed by a vehicular vigilante who rips out the city’s “no parking” notices as soon as they are installed, frustrated city officials said at a recent meeting with Community Board 7. Comment

Little League asks city to fix signs in Rosedale

A small, dilapidated sign with the letters “SLO” and a fraction of a “W” warns motorists to be aware of children near the Little League fields in Rosedale’s Brookville Park, and community members say they want better before the unthinkable happens. Comment

MTA disrespects Queens CBs

Community Board 9 is outraged by the lack of communication with us regarding a major MTA intrusion of articulated buses 62 feet long on the Q10 route from Kew Gardens to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment

Monday, April 29, 2013


Rockaway residents navigate morning commute after Sandy [With Video]

They live just 16 blocks apart, but Far Rockaway residents Devaney Brown and Abisoye Oloruntoba have chosen very different ways to commute to lower Manhattan in the six months following Superstorm Sandy. Subway service into and out of the Rockaways remains suspended as repairs are made on the A line to damage sustained during the storm. Comment


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