Transit Issues

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Jamaica

Group says JFK, LGA need to be modernized

An air travel advocacy agency has called for increased efforts to modernize and improve New York’s three airports to decrease the tremendous number of flight delays and cancellations caused by winter storms, like the one early this month that crippled John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

De Blasio extends Rockaway ferry serivce, agrees to study long-term contract

Linda and Daniel Ruscillo planned to spend today rallying to demand the city maintain the Rockaway ferry route. Comments (2).

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Transit

MTA’s payroll tax constitutional: Court

The MTA said Wednesday it was pleased the state Court of Appeals has dismissed a legal challenge to the MTA’s 12-county Payroll Mobility Tax. Comment.
Jamaica

JFK to get fair share of customs agents: Schumer

John F. Kennedy International Airport, which has the longest customs-wait in the country, will be getting an “adequate portion” of the 2,000 new customs agents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to add across the country, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Jamaica

Queens airports set records in 2013: PA

Queens’ two airports had a banner year in 2013 as an all-time-record number of passengers passed through their gates, the Port Authority’s preliminary figures showed. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Long Island City

No. 7 shutdowns planned for 22 weekends

Straphangers on the No. 7 subway line will have to get used to full and partial service disruptions as the MTA prepares to shut down the western segment of the line for 22 weekends beginning Feb. 28. Comments (3).
Woodside

De Blasio unveils plan for safe streets in city

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a school in Woodside, where an 8-year-old boy was run down by a tractor trailer, to announce a new initiative Wednesday to combat the epidemic of traffic fatalities in western Queens and the rest of the city. Comment.

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