Transit Issues

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Tip of the week

Breezy Point

Marine Parkway Bridge walkway to close for repairs

The pedestrian walkway of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be shut down to pedestrians and cyclists in the daytime starting Monday. Comment.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Letters

Keep Rockaway Beach branch closed

The subject of the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island Rail Road has been debated and discussed ever since the discontinuance of service in 1961. Comments (36).

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bayside

Q13, Q16 bus routes return to Ft. Totten

The MTA restored service to Fort Totten on the Q13 and Q16 bus lines last week after the city Department of Transportation completed a nearly 10-month construction project that restricted turn-around access within the Fort Totten parking lot. Comment.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Transit

Activists blast guv for taking $30 million from MTA fund

The New York State budget, replete with tax advantages for businesses and taxpayers but helpless against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ability to dip into $30 million earmarked for mass transit, has passed the state Legislature and is now a done deal. Comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Long Island City

LIC residents bash No. 7 suspensions

Nearly 200 Long Island City residents faced off with the senior leadership of the MTA in a town hall meeting last Thursday at PS 78. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bayside

Restored weekend service on M8, Q31 and Q77 to begin shortly

Improved bus service for straphangers in Manhattan and Queens, including restoration of weekend service on the M8 and Q31, is coming Sunday. Comments (2).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

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