Transit Issues

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Transit

MTA sees ridership increase in 2012 despite Sandy

Although Hurricane Sandy forced a shutdown of the New York City transit system and caused monumental damage, the number of riders using subways, railroads and buses increased by more than 0.5 percent last year, including the highest number of weekend subway riders since 1946. Comment.
Letters

No. 7 should service St. Pat’s parade

We are writing to request that the MTA reinstate No. 7 train service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square March 16. Comment.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Queensbridge

Four Queens subway lines to close at night for maintenance

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will introduce its Fastrack, subway maintenance service to Queens for the first time Monday. Comment.
Transit

Subway stations remain quite clean for two years

Subway stations are getting cleaner with fewer overflowing garbage containers, less peeling paint and fewer rats, according to the Straphangers Campaign. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Long Island City

MTA will do 7 train work on day of St. Pat’s Parade

The City Council said it had received notice from the MTA that the agency would not be able to stop the scheduled No. 7 subway line work for the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts boy’s death inspires traffic forum

A block away from where an 11-year-old boy was run over by a dump truck in December, about 100 people attended City Councilman Daniel Dromm’s (D-Jackson Heights) forum Tuesday centered on improving traffic in Jackson Heights. Comment.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Far Rockaway

MTA ridership rises in 2012 despite Sandy damage

Even though Hurricane Sandy inflicted catastrophic damage to the New York City transit system, the number of riders using subways, railroads and buses increased by more than one half percent last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported Monday. Comment.
Long Island City

Quinn asks MTA to restore No. 7 service for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and other city officials have appealed to transit officials to reinstate service on the No. 7 subway line for the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Comment.

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