Transit Issues

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kew Gardens

Kew Gdns. opposes Q10 bus changes

MTA’s plans to tweak the Q10 bus route and fleet have gained little traction in Kew Gardens. Comments (2).
Transit

Fed panel to mediate between MTA-LIRR

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).
Transit

Survey says MTA losing war against grimy subway cars

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).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Editorial

Don’t Stiff the MTA

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 blast plan to divert $30M from MTA

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.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Astoria

Astoria talks traffic safety

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.
Rosedale

Q77, Q31 bus service to resume weekends

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).

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Astoria

Raid on MTA funds will hike fares: Study

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).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transit

MTA conference to help small biz bid on Sandy rebuilding projects

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.

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