Transit Issues

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Long Island City

LIC taxi lease agent to shell out $1.6M for fraud: Schneiderman

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that one of New York City’s largest taxi leasing companies has agreed to pay $1.6 million in fines and restitution for assessing fraudulent charges against nearly 2,000 cab drivers. Comment.
Letters

Cap the Van Wyck with parkland deck

In lieu of the present Kew Gardens interchange project on the Van Wyck Expressway in Briarwood and the present and future negative environmental impact of this widening construction, such as air and noise pollution, I propose that a landscape architecture design firm be consulted on the feasibility of a capping project for a parkland deck over the expressway from Hillside to Hoover avenues within the borders of Briarwood. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Flushing

NE Queens electeds request more transit

Two Queens lawmakers are pursuing their quest to bring more public transportation to the border communities of Queens. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Councilman urges MTA to build Jamaica bus depot

It already has the land, but it is missing the money. Comments (3).

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Refine Rockaway ferry statistics: Melinda Katz

Rockaway ferry ridership statistics need a fairer reading, according to the borough president. Comments (5).

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Woodhaven

Assemblyman pitches new Queensway plan

State Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) says his plan for the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR spur would please commuters, park proponents and wary homeowners, but the compromise seems on track to create some controversy of its own. Comments (4).

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