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Woman killed by car on Liberty

A driver failed to follow the rules of the road when he allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian on Liberty Avenue, cops  police announced last Wednesday. 

Thursday 02/15/2018
Queens cool to Trump infrastructure plans
Posted: February 15, 2018

President Trump’s long-awaited national infrastructure initiative delivers a lot less than promised, according to federal and local officials here.

A 55-page summary of a plan the president had been promising since he was a candidate would commit $200 billion in federal funds while seeking to leverage an additional $1.5 trillion from state and local governments and private investment.

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DOT eases bus lane parking restrictions
Posted: February 15, 2018

The Department of Transportation will allow motorists to park in the curbside Select Bus Service lanes on Cross Bay Boulevard from Liberty Avenue to the Belt Parkway at all hours on Saturdays, area elected officials announced last Thursday.

“Today is a perfect snapshot of how government should work,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said in front of C-Town Supermarket located at 107-66 Cross Bay Blvd. in Ozone Park. “Business owners, residents and others complain to their elected officials about a Select Bus Service that started in November and wanting change and change occurs. And we’re thankful the DOT listened to our concerns and did the change.”

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Lanes, cameras and tickets — oh my!
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Final warning.

The Department of Transportation announced Monday that people caught driving in the bus lanes on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards when not permitted will be issued violations starting Tuesday.

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Rail-splitting on Astoria subway projects
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 12:41 pm

Normally, the announcement that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning major renovations to a 101-year-old subway station would not have nearby residents, businesses and elected officials taking to the streets in protest.

But all came out in force at the elevated N/W elevated subway station at Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria on Feb. 8, with residents wondering just what they will be getting in terms of improved train service.

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Activists, U.S. agency wary of FAA decision
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Like many other quiet skies advocates in northeast Queens, Maria Becce of Broadway-Flushing is far from a fan of the TNNIS climb flight procedure from LaGuardia Airport.

The noisy NextGen departure procedure, which was created to spare the US Open tournament in Flushing Meadows Corona Park of irritating airplane noise, became frequent in northeast Queens in 2012. It has led residents of Bayside and Flushing to heavily criticize the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Trump’s plans could hurt bus, rail projects
Posted: February 15, 2018

President Trump’s proposed budget and infrastructure plans released Monday call for a drastic cut in federal dollars that New York City is seeking to fund the second phase of Select Bus Service on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards, the continuation of the Second Avenue Subway and other projects.

The budget would essentially call for the elimination of the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program, known as New Starts.

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Elmhurst LIRR stop still a long way off
Posted: February 15, 2018

As new residential buildings rise at a breakneck pace along Queens Boulevard — along with the population of Elmhurst as a whole — area leaders say the need for a Long Island Rail Road stop in the community is greater than ever.

But when rivets will actually meet the beams there isn’t so black and white.

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Trash piles up at SBS stop
Posted: February 15, 2018

Neither the Department of Transportation nor the Sanitation Department provided clear answers on when trash cans may be placed at median bus stops along Woodhaven Boulevard, after piles of litter were left behind last Friday.

Both agencies were sent the above photo — which shows mounds of garbage at the bus stop on the southwest corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue — and asked when cans would be placed there. A DOT spokesman said, “We’re looking into this matter” and the DSNY did not respond by press time.

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Survey: MTA Queens buses below C level
Updated: February 15, 2018 - 2:40 pm

City bus routes in Queens may have to attend summer school based on the latest report card from the Bus Turnaround Coalition.

The report, released Feb. 8, gave out only one A — to the Q35, which runs between Rockaway Park Beach and Brooklyn College. And 54 of the 83 lines that traverse Queens received a D or F.

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