President Barack Obama has named a second panel of federal mediators in a renewed effort to bring resolution in a dispute involving thousands of Long Island Rail Road workers and the MTA. Comments (2).
The Straphangers Campaign says the MTA appears to be faltering in its struggle against dirty subway cars with the D train designated the worst with only 17 percent clean cars and cleanliness declining on several lines serving Queens. Comments (2).
We have a message for our governor: Andrew, remember your Queens roots and keep your hands off the MTA’s $40 million public transit funds that could make travel for city straphangers a whole lot easier. Comments (2).
Transit activists expressed disappointment Saturday that the state legislature’s new budget has no provision to prevent Gov. Andrew Cuomo from diverting $40 million in funds meant for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment.
Judging by a show of hands, most of the crowd of more than 200 residents who attended a pedestrian safety town hall meeting in Astoria last week knew somebody who had been injured in a traffic collision. Comment.
A pair of eastern Queens bus lines that has been running reduced service on weekends since the MTA took a hatchet to its schedule four years ago will soon begin operating seven days a week. Comments (2).
Transit advocates and elected officials have called for the state Legislature to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to divert $40 million designated for the cash-strapped MTA, contending it would otherwise bring more fare hikes and service cuts rather than a new era of transit riders. Comments (2).
The MTA will conduct a conference for small businesses — particularly minority-owned, woman-owned and certified disadvantaged business owners — that hope to bid for MTA construction projects intended to rebuild infrastructure damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Comment.