Transit Issues

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Bayside

Quiet Skies wants seat at table for discussions on plane noise

Advocates fighting to reduce airplane noise in Queens were not surprised to hear news from the Port Authority last week announcing that a record number of passengers came through New York’s and New Jersey’s major airports in 2013. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Long Island City

LIC blasts MTA on 7 line shutdowns

Passions ran high at a recent Long Island City rally. Comment.
Astoria

Constantinides calls for safety on 21st Street

Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) held his first press event as the new city councilman for District 22 in Astoria Friday, tapping into the borough’s hot-button topic of the month: traffic safety. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Bayside

Snowstorm slams boro as polar votex returns

Residents in some parts of Queens were faced with more than a foot of snow Wednesday morning after another round of winter weather made its way through the area, leaving behind freezing temperatures that are projected to last until the end of the week. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

City extends Rockaway ferry

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to study whether a permanent Rockaway ferry route is financially feasible has residents of the peninsula fantasizing about a boat-fueled revival. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Transit

MTA to operate on modified schedule with LIRR running on weekend timetable

The MTA announced plans for modified subway, bus and rail service Wednesday morning as the city digs out from the latest winter storm that dumped about 7 inches on the boroughs. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

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).

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

East Elmhurst

Elected officials and workers protest at LaGuardia Airport with civil disobedience

Dozens of protesters were arrested by the NYPD Monday for closing down an the 94th Street Bridge leading into LaGuardia Airport. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan), City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and several union leaders and workers were cuffed and taken into custody for failing to heed orders to disperse. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Long Island City

Fastrack maintence on four Queens subway lines to begin Jan. 20

The MTA will carry out its Fastrack maintenance starting Monday, Jan. 20, on the E. F, M, and R subway lines in Queens and Manhattan. Comment.

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