Transit Issues

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Transit

Maloney calls for high-speed rail in Northeast corridor

Three members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), said the federal government must hasten the start of high-speed train service, which she said should be introduced first in the Northeast. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Transit

LIRR bans smoking on outdoor platforms

Smoking will be banned starting Sunday on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North platforms, ticketing and boarding areas and stations. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Flushing

Dispatchers ditch taxi stand now closed on Main

Dispatchers were discontinued at the taxi stand in downtown Flushing last week, and the yellow cabs seem to have gone with them. Comment.
East Elmhurst

City fields suggestions on new routes to LGA

Civic activists, representatives of elected officials and LaGuardia Airport employees drew potential new bus routes to and from the airport and voted on what improvements they would like to see done to bus service as part of a study to improve transportation there. Comments (1).
Transit

Feds will fund first phase of 2nd Ave. subway

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Committee has assured New Yorkers that the federal government will supply enough money to complete the first phase of the Second Avenue subway. Comment.
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