Transit Issues

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Whitestone

Whitestone Bridge finished in time for FDR’s visit

It was spring 1939 with the outbreak of World War II only months away, but President Franklin Roosevelt took time out to open the World’s Fair in a motorcade that passed over the shining new Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Comment.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rego Park

Group pushes for study of perils on Queens Blvd.

Before Jessame Hannus found her dream apartment in Rego Park, she knew the neighborhood because of the so-called Boulevard of Death that runs through it. Comments (9).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jamaica

MTA buys land to redevelop aging Jamaica Bus Depot

The MTA recently bought up a handful of properties adjacent to the South Jamaica bus depot, which it has been hoping to expand for years, but until the agency can come up with the needed capital funds, construction plans will sit as idle as the buses parked along Merrick Boulevard. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Transit

Contract deal reached between MTA and workers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the 34,000 members of the Transport Workers Union have reached an agreement. Comments (1).
Long Island City

MTA will let No. 7 run for two big LIC events

The organizers of two major Long Island City springtime events were relieved and grateful that the MTA reworked its plans to provide weekend service on the No. 7 subway line during the weekend of May 17-18. Comment.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Long Island City

MTA restores one weekend of No. 7 service for LIC events

The MTA is restoring service on the No. 7 for one weekend in May to accommodate two Long Island City arts events, the agency announced Friday. Comment.

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