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Gov. Hochul on Monday morning announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will not be increasing fares in the near future and that service cuts being planned for 2023 and 2024 have been taken off the table thanks to a coming infusion of federal infrastructure money.

Hochul’s remarks, according to a press release on her official website, were made at  Albany International Airport as she was headed to Washington, DC, to attend President Biden’s signing of the estimated $1.2 trillion package.


The westbound Union Turnpike to westbound Grand Central Parkway ramp is a new concept. The ramp from eastbound Jackie Robinson Parkway to eastbound GCP is a redesign, is carried on a new bridge structure, has standard lane and shoulder widths, which did not exist before, and eliminated a stop sign that had been at the bottom of the previous ramp.

The state Department of Transportation said approximately 600,000 drivers use the interchange daily, which causes extreme traffic.

Days after answering Gov. Hochul’s call to provide federal relief for New York and to support infrastructure initiatives after flash flooding from Tropical Storm Ida poured into the Big Apple’s subway system, President Biden made a visit to East Elmhurst on Sept. 7.

“This goes so far beyond what anybody is willing to speak up to until now,” said Biden. “We just finished surveying the damage here in Queens.”

Ivan Mossop, a tax accountant from Rochdale Village, is running on the Republican ticket for District 28. On the Democratic side of things are incumbent City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica), former City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and the Richmond Hill Sikh activist Japneet Singh.

“I’m very puzzled about Ruben Wills running,” said Mossop. “I haven’t seen his presence in Rochdale Village, but it has created a primary situation along with Japneet Singh.”