Transit Issues

Monday, March 24, 2014

Woodside

Schumer calls on federal gov’t to look into LIRR safety rules

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has urged federal railroad officials to examine the Long Island Rail Road’s safety procedures following a 60-day federal probe into Metro-North Railroad, where investigators reported a culture of safety was lacking. Comment.
Transit

Queens’ highways, streets in bad shape: Study

Some of New York City’s worst-maintained infrastructure is in Queens, including highways, bridges, water quality standards and public housing, according to a report by an urban think tank and planning agency. Comments (5).

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Douglaston

Queens Quiet Skies member meets with FAA

The battle for quieter skies in northeast Queens traveled across the country last month as one borough advocate attended a conference to address airplane noise with representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration. Comments (1).

Friday, March 21, 2014

Long Island City

Town hall meeting set to bring together warring factions over 7 train shutdown

Officials from the MTA will finally meet with Long Island City residents and business owners to discuss the issues involved with the suspended weekend service on the No. 7 subway line, into and out of LIC, now entering its third weekend. Carmen Bianco, the president of MTA NYC Transit, is scheduled to take part along with elected officials this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at PS/IS 78Q, at 46-08 5th St. Comment.
Flushing

LIRR, Metro-North to install damage detecting monitors along tracks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Friday that the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Commuter Railroad plan to install equipment capable of detecting and instantly reporting defects or damage or overheating in wheels and other equipment as well as those of freight trains using the same tracks. Comment.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Flushing

D train dirtiest, L the cleanest: Straphangers survey

The D train is the dirtiest subway line and the L is the cleanest in the latest report from the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign, which reported several Queens lines “significantly deteriorated.” Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Activists put up slow zone signs in borough to protest city delays

More than 100 safe-street activists posted mock traffic signs in three Queens neighborhoods and seven other communities citywide over the weekend. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Design for a new main terminal at LaGuardia released

A Manhattan design firm has offered a glimpse of what LaGuardia Airport might look like in the future. Comment.

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