Transit Issues

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Long Island City

Weekend service on No. 7 subway line will be shut down as work resumes

Straphangers from Long Island City will have to bear the brunt of another round of weekend service shutdowns of the No. 7 subway line beginning next month. The MTA announced that disruptions will affect the line on 12 weekends during the first five months of 2015. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014


MTA: Train delays increased in 2014

Straphangers: Has taking the subway in the past year often been a bad dream of pushing and shoving bodies on platforms and inside trains all ending in late arrivals? Comments (3).

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014


Straphangers name Q58 slowest bus in Queens

The slowest bus in Queens is the Q58, according to the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014


MTA head warns about crowded subway platforms

Nearly 6 million straphangers jam New York City’s subways daily, and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast says his agency may increase the number of subway platform conductors to remedy the situation. Comment.

MTA blames four workers for missing derailment clues

The MTA blames three maintenance supervisors and a track inspector for their roles in an F train derailment in Woodside back in May that injured 30 riders. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014


Kew Gardens Interchange work speeds ahead

As two massive projects alter the landscape of the Kew Gardens Interchange, the state announced it secured something for another kind of commuter — straphangers. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014


Q58 named slowest bus in borough

The slowest bus in Queens is the Q58 between Ridgewood and Main Street in Flushing, the transit group Straphangers Campaign announced Thursday. Comments (2).

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