Transit Issues

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jamaica

Kennedy Airport cuts ribbon on city’s only truck stop

Despite being home to a multibillion-dollar air-cargo industry, Kennedy Airport has been sorely lacking an amenity that is commonplace at millions of miles of highway across the country. Comment.
Letters

Pressure PA to do something about noise

Thank you for covering the airplane noise issue in our area. I live in Jackson Heights and have been enduring the loud airplane noise that blasts over our house on certain days and nights since we moved to our block a year ago. Sometimes it is truly unbearable. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bayside

Avella announces transit study

Lawmakers and civic leaders gathered in Bayside last week to announce a half-million dollar funding allocation in the recently adopted state budget that will allow the MTA to conduct a bus restoration study in northeast Queens. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Transit

MTA warns riders about safety of MetroCard machines

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is asking straphangers to be careful when using MetroCard machines after a skimming device and camera were found hidden in a machine on Manhattan’s West Side. Comment.
Astoria

Safety review needed by DOT: Gianaris

The city Department of Transportation plans to review a request by a state lawmaker for the agency to check safety measures on roads leading up to bodies of water, a DOT spokesman said. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) proposed the review two days after four young East Elmhurst residents were killed when the car they were riding careened into Steinway Creek, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bayside

MTA circulates wanted posted of suspected LIRR ticket scammer

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police have released a wanted poster for a suspect allegedly behind an attempt to scam Long Island Rail Road ticket dispensers at the Baldwin, L.I. station. Comment.

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