Transit Issues

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Rego Park

Rally calls for the reactivation of Rockaway Beach train line

Borough residents held a rally Sunday to demand the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Line, an LIRR train that left the station in 1962 for the last time and took riders from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan to Ozone Park, Rego Park and across Jamaica Bay to the Rockaways. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014


MTA to vote on cameras for MetroNorth trains

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority committee has approved installation of cameras in Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains as a safety and secure measure. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014


MTA releases proposals for 4 percent subway, bus fare hikes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Monday disclosed a complete list of its proposals to hike bus and subway fares as well as bridge and tunnel tolls by a total of 4 percent in the next two years. Comments (2).

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014


One Queens-bound lane at Whitestone Bridge to close Sunday

One of the three Queens-bound lanes of the Whitestone Bridge will be closed this Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.

MTA considering more fare hikes

Officials of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been crunching figures in search of the best formula to raise transit fares without financially damaging the ever-rising numbers of straphangers. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Forest Hills

MTA suspends N,Q, R service in Manhattan for track repairs

On four consecutive nights starting Monday, N, Q and R subway trains will not stop at Manhattan stations so the MTA can perform its Fastrack maintenance. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Study shows Rock Beach LIRR spur vital: Pol

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Beach) seized on a study of reviving the Rockaway Beach LIRR spur as evidence the train had left the station. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014


MTA mulls new fare hikes

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are discussing a variety of possibilities as to how much subway and bus fares will go up in 2015. Comment.

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