The words “commute” and “New York City” usually make one think of squeaky, dirty, crowded subway cars snaking through tunnels and along elevated rails. Or perhaps one conjures up thoughts of passengers packed into buses like sardines or jockeying for room under bus shelters. Some, especially out here in Queens, may think of a commute as idling on a packed highway in a car.One thing that most New Yorkers may not think of — unless maybe you’re from Staten Island — is boats.
Beginning this weekend and continuing over five more weekends in March and April, westbound train service at the Queens Village and Hollis stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s Hempstead Branch will be replaced by bus service because of planned track and bridge maintenance in the area.
The work is scheduled to take place on the weekends of March 8 and 9; 15 and 16; 22 and 23; 29 and 30; April 12 and 13; and 26 and 27.
Mass transit advocates took issue with how Gov. Cuomo would like to redirect $40 million in next year’s budget for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
But the governor’s office is responding by saying that the money will help the MTA pay down debt and still keep the agency flush with increased cash.
CFE-style lawsuit launched to raise school spending
TA coalition of advocates and individuals, including Community Education Council 28 in Central and Southeast Queens, and a parent from Far Rockaway, are suing the state to increase its funding for education.
When Mayor de Blasio announced his “Vision Zero” plan, it was well received by most city officials.
Now that the official plan — that aims to eliminate traffic-related deaths within the next 10 years — has been put before the City Council Transportation and Public Safety Committees, it seems de Blasio and his Vision Zero task force may need to go back to the drawing board on some of his proposals.
Travelers using city buses in Queens will be able to use their smartphones to track the location of their rides in real time beginning on March 9.
In a statement issued Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said MTA Bus Time, a program already in place in Staten Island, Manhattan and the Bronx, will be expanded to include all bus routes in Queens and Brooklyn.
Officials eye higher fines, lower fines for not shoveling snow
The cost to property owners of not removing snow from sidewalks would go up under a bill before the City Council — and down, but only for some people, under a separate proposal.
The feasibility study on the proposed QueensWay — the High Line-inspired park that could be built on the right of way of the former Rockaway Beach LIRR line — is continuing, but some architects have ideas on what it could look like.
The Emerging New York Architects committee, part of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced the winners of its 2014 biennial design ideas competition, which focused on a design for a piece of the proposed greenway.
The articulated buses running on the Q10 line are continuing to cause problems, according to Community Board 9’s Transportation Committee chairwoman.
During her committee report at the board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Andrea Crawford said businesses and residents have been complaining about the longer buses that have been serving the Q10 route between Kew Gardens and JFK Airport since last April. The MTA said ridership is the reason they decided to run the buses on the line, which is often used by airport workers and commuters accessing the subway or LIRR in Kew Gardens.
Thirty-three days after Angela Hurtado was struck and killed by an unlicensed driver making an illegal turn at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 69th Place in Maspeth, action is officially underway to prevent future incidents at the deadly crossing.
After meeting with Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) and Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct on Jan. 30, the Department of Transportation will be installing a “qwick-kurb” at the intersection to further restrict drivers from making illegal left turns from 69th Place onto Grand Avenue.
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