Transit Issues

Sunday, April 19, 2015


Debate over controversial train plans ends

The time for debating has ended over plans to transfer the burden of transporting goods from trucks to freight trains across New York Harbor and the effects it would have on the Glendale-Maspeth area, where there are many train tracks. Comments (2).

Friday, April 10, 2015


Downtown Jamaica plaza not approved by DOT

The city Department of Transportation rejected the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District’s proposal for an outdoor pedestrian plaza by Parsons Boulevard between Jamaica and Archer avenues, the BID said. Comment.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


No. 7 train problems spawn blog and Facebook group

A steady stream of calamitous events on the No. 7 subway line has driven two Sunnyside community activists to start a new blog and Facebook group, called 7 Train Blues that chronicles suspensions of service, delays and packed platforms. The latest stranding of a packed train beneath the East River which suspended service in both directions during Monday’s morning rush saw the membership in the Facebook group more than double. Comments (1).

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Early lane closures to affect Cross Island Parkway

Queens commuters should note some early morning lane closures that went into affect Tuesday, April 8, and will continue through the end of May. Comments (1).

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hunters Point

7 train riders trapped under East River as Monday rush hour service suspended

Straphangers aboard a packed Manhattan-bound No. 7 train were stranded for over an hour during Monday’s morning rush, the MTA said. More than 540 riders needed to be transferred to a rescue train and brought to Grand Central Station. Comments (1).

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