Transit Issues

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Transit

LIRR increases number of Quiet Cars

The Long Island Rail Road has expanded its Quiet Car program, which LIRR President Helena Williams said followed what she called “a very positive response from our customers.” Comment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer wants to quiet idling trains

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and residents of the Murano and One Hunters Point condominiums on Borden Avenue in Long Island City Friday decried the idling trains from the rail yard across the street, saying the noise goes on for hours at a time. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Transit

2nd Ave. subway project to receive $1.3B from gov’t

The federal government has set aide $1.3 billion in funding for the Second Avenue subway and the East Side Access to bring the Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal as a result of bipartisan congressional support. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jackson Heights

Jax Hts making peace with plaza

Ever since 37th Road between 73rd and 74th streets was closed and the bus routes that went down it were moved last fall to create a plaza, detractors have complained that the redesign has driven away business and new park has gone unused. Comment.
Transit

MTA advises straphangers to avoid platform edges

The MTA is campaigning in subway trains, in five languages and even on MetroCards. The message: “Stay Away from the Platform Edge.” Comment.

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