Transit Issues

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

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Breezy Point

Work to close one lane in both directions on Cross Bay

For the rest of the summer, one lane will be closed in each direction most Saturdays on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for work related to the $17 million project to rehabilitate the concrete piers beneath the bridge. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Malba

11th Ave. gets speed bump

Residents of Malba will be getting a speed bump on 11th Avenue after a decade-long ordeal. Comments (3).
On Point

Queens civic groups fought hard for return of Q79

Citizens uniting and fighting for a common cause is what civic associations are about. In Queens, there is no shortage of these neighborhood stalwarts and community watchdogs. Eastern Queens contains an unprecedented number of active civics that historically have worked well together to achieve great successes. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Transit

MTA says union wage freeze, fare hikes must reduce deficit

MTA officials describe their financial plight as fraught with risk, although Chairman Joseph Lhota says he is more optimistic now than when he took over the transit agency six months ago. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Jamaica

Comrie wants dollar vans in boro taxi plan

City Councilmen Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) gathered with commuter van driver-owners from both boroughs near Jamaica Center Tuesday, calling on the commissioner of the city Taxi & Limousine Commission to grandfather the commuter van companies into the outer-borough taxi street-hail plan. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Transit

Q ranked best subway in city by Straphangers

The Straphangers Campaign has designated the Q as the best subway line and the C as the worst in the transit advocacy agency’s 15th annual State of the Subways survey. Comment.

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