Transit Issues

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Letters

DOT has odd process of turning Queens streets one-way

I could not help but notice the article about Community Board 7 voting and approving the one-way street near PS 209 (“One-way street OK’d by CB 7 near PS 209,” Flushing Times Nov. 17-23). Now it goes to the city Department of Transportation. Comments (2).

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Transit

Transit group lists its top 10 best and worst events of 2011

The Straphangers Campaign characterized the year 2011 as “the best of times and the worst of times” as far as events affecting New York City subways and buses were concerned. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Transit

Riders want MTA subway work done during week nights: Survey

A survey indicates that straphangers agree with the MTA’s plan to perform maintenance during weekday overnight periods. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Whitestone

Mystery crash: car found on Whitestone Expy embankment

Emergency responders said they discovered a car that had broken through a barrier on 14th Avenue and collided with a tree above the Whitestone Expressway at about 9 a.m. Sunday. Officials at the scene said that they found no one in the vehicle when they first arrived. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Oakland Gardens

Three cars involved in smash-up in Oakland Gardens

Four people were injured in an Oakland Gardens crash that involved three cars last Thursday evening, and one woman had to be taken out of a vehicle after the jaws of life were used, according to witnesses. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Pols push for TSA changes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) pushed the Transportation Security Administration to designate a “passenger advocate” who would help customers who feel they have been mishandled by agents at John F. Kennedy Airport Sunday. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Transit

Smith optimistic over outerboro taxi plan

Despite rumblings of a negotiation breakdown between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the plan to bring livery cabs which can take street hails to the outer boroughs, State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) said he was “cautiously optimistic” an agreement could be reached. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Town hall goers peeved at plaza in E. Elmhurst

A town hall hosted by the staff of state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) last week grew heated early when a man confronted a city Department of Transportation representative over the conversion of 37th Road between Broadway and 74th Street into a pedestrian plaza. Comments (3).

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