Transit Issues

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Breezy Point

Tip of the week

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Jamaica

Schumer wants kinder TSA

Spurred by three elderly women who alleged they had been mistreated by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday he was introducing legislation mandating the agency create positions for passenger advocates. Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Glendale

Underpass redo could be traffic nightmare

Three western Queens legislators are urging the city to reconsider its plans to change the direction of 74th Street in Glendale as part of the Cooper Avenue underpass project. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Ozone Park

Assemblymen urge restoration of LIRR Rockaway Line

Two state assemblyman and transit advocates are pushing for the old Rockaway Beach line of the Long Island Rail Road to run trains again after a 50-year absence. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

East Elmhurst

JetBlue will add more flights from LaGuardia, Washington

JetBlue Airways plans to nearly double its flights from LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan National airports in Washington, D.C. Comment.
Transit

Obama earmarks cash for city transit projects

President Obama has set aside $215 million for the Second Avenue subway and the East Side Access in his proposed budget, which U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said would keep both projects going for another year. Comment.

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