Transit Issues

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Douglas Manor

City to repair sinking Shore Rd in summer

Shore Road with its scenic vistas of Little Neck Bay gets a little too close for comfort to the picturesque surroundings at times, but not for long. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Editorial

Take a Second Look

There are a few reasons why the city should not go forward with plans to open a garbage transfer station on the waterfront in College Point. One of the strongest is that the flocks of birds attracted to the garbage will endanger planes landing at and taking off from nearby LaGuardia Airport. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Maspeth

Residents blast ‘confusing’ fliers on DOT’s Maspeth bypass plan

The city Department of Transportation has been circulating fliers with maps of the Maspeth bypass plan for trucks that the agency says will prevent double parking and congestion, but civic leaders say the literature is nothing but confusing. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Transit

New dawn for Qns livery cabs after Cuomo signs taxi bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week they had come to an agreement on legislation to allow livery cabs to legally accept street hails in Queens, although two borough officials said they still have problems with the legislation. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Transit

MTA OKs $12B budget, keeps service cuts

The MTA has approved a $12.7 billion 2012 budget at an impassioned meeting where several board members vainly tried to restore some of the service cuts imposed last year because of the agency’s financial straits. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Astoria

Produce truck crash causes huge traffic tie-up on GCP

An accident involving a truck that spilled produce all over the eastbound Grand Central Parkway snarled traffic on both sides of the parkway for hours Tuesday morning. The Breaking News Network reported the truck was overturned on the parkway at 31st Street at 8:13 a.m. Comment.

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