Transit Issues

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Broad Channel

Turner pushes guv to cut Cross Bay Bridge toll

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) reminded Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his Queens roots after writing the governor in an effort to end the toll on the Cross Bay Bridge. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Long Island City

East River ferry service to Queens deemed success after six-month test

A group of elected officials and transportation executives have proclaimed the first six months of a trial project providing East River ferry service to Long Island City, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan a success — far exceeding expectations. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Flushing

Flushing construction messed up parking lot

After a Flushing developer tore up a downtown parking lot to make way for a planned mixed-use building, the project caused another one of its properties to be in violation of its certificate of occupancy. Comment.
College Point

Group wants FAA to revisit College Point transfer station

A Queens advocacy group hopes that developments surrounding the aviation industry and LaGuardia Airport will draw renewed attention to what it said are the dangers of a planned garbage facility in College Point. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Transit

MTA board votes down $20M to restore service cuts

The MTA approved a 2012 budget today after impassioned appeals by some members to set aside $20 million for restoration of service cuts carried out last year. Comment.
Transit

Mayor says Cuomo will approve livery cab pickups

After months of wrangling, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the city and state officials had come to an agreement over a contentious plan to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails in the outer boroughs and Upper Manhattan. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Transit

MTA issues free rides in Astoria during DWI campaign

The city Department of Transportation is once again giving away thousands of free taxi, livery and public transit rides in its campaign to curb drinking and diving by holiday celebrants. Comment.

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