Transit Issues

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Long Island City

New ferry to LIC, Brooklyn exceeds 1M passenger mark

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) said Monday the East River Ferry has been sailing smoothly, having recently passed the 1 million passenger mark in its travels through Long Island City, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Comments (1).
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Yellow cab fares going up 17% by September: TLC spokesman

The city Taxi & Limousine Commission’s board has voted to increase taxi fares by 17 percent sometime in September, the first jump in rates since 2006. Comment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Long Island City

Preservation of G subway stops strengthens outerborough link

Queens will permanently become a little more connected to its neighbor after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority found some extra cash in its budget to pump into the G train, according to the city public advocate. Comments (1).

Friday, July 20, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Locust Manor fixes on the way: LIRR

The Locust Manor Long Island Rail Road station in Springfield Gardens is scheduled to undergo some long-awaited repairs at the end of the summer, and while the plan falls short of what the community ultimately wants, officials are already looking ahead to find more funding. Comment.
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Texting while driving law nets 3,334 offenses in Queens: Gov

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that more than 20,000 tickets — 3,334 in Queens — were issued in New York state since the law against texting by motorists took effect a year ago. Comment.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunnyside

Van Bramer slams electric bikes

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) invited fellow Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) to his district last Thursday to promote Garodnick’s bill, which would increase fines for those who violate traffic laws on electric bikes. Comments (5).

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