Transit Issues

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Long Island City

LIC, Bklyn ‘nerds’ need bus: Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the MTA to create a “nerd bus” which would connect riders going from the upcoming applied science campus at Roosevelt Island to the growing technology hub in Brooklyn, but transit agency officials say better options for commuters already exist. Comment.
Forest Hills

Memorial created on GCP for worker killed

A memorial is set up on the Grand Central Parkway for Frank Avino, a 63-year-old electrician with Welsbach Electric Corp., in College Point, who was struck and killed while performing work on the roadway last month. Jamaica Hills resident Munshi Abdullah, 26, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while under the influence of alcohol in the fatal accident, the Queens DA said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

East Elmhurst

‘Marie’ avatar greets flyers at LaGuardia

To passengers coming into New York or waiting for their relatives at LaGuardia Airport last week, she looked like something out of a sci-fi film. Comment.

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