Transit Issues

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Transit

MTA should seek more funding for capital plan: Transit groups

Transit advocacy groups and Queens lawmakers are calling on the MTA to consider additional options for funding its five-year capital plan after its board voted last week to increase the base fare on subways and buses from $2.50 to $2.75, effective March 22. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Flushing

Residents, leaders weigh in on proposed Flushing-Jamaica bus route

The MTA and the city Department of Transportation held a lively forum in Kew Gardens Hills on their proposal for a Select Bus Service between Flushing and Jamaica that drew strong opposition and some support from the overflow crowd. Comments (1).
Transit

MTA raises subway and bus ride to $2.75 in March

Get your wallets ready for another fare hike. Comment.
Flushing

Lunar New Year celebrations will have full 7 train service

For the first time, the 7 train will be running at full capacity during all Lunar New Year celebrations in February. Comments (3).

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Willets Point

Governor proposes AirTrain to LaGuardia and an increase to the minimum wage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made two proposals this week that will have significant impact on the borough: the unveiling of plans to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport and a plan to increase the minimum wage in New York City. Comments (2).
Flushing

NE Queens leaders wary of Select Bus Service proposal

Two northeast Queens lawmakers have expressed concerns about a proposal for a Select Bus Service route in and between Flushing and Jamaica. Comments (5).

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