Op-ed: Time to relieve side effects of A train project
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BY ASSEMBLYMAN PHIL GOLDFEDER I have long advocated for improving transportation for families across Queens as the best way to meet the demands of our growing population and boost economic activity in the borough. I have called for the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line as the most cost-efficient way to improve commutes for […]

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MTA reports decrease in trash at subway stations with no cans
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BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Getting rid of trash cans from select subway stations has made them less filthy, according to the MTA. In an effort to improve customer experience and minimize the number of trash bags collected, the MTA launched a pilot removing trash cans from subway stations; 39 stations are currently part of the pilot. […]

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Cable theft causes A train shutdown in south Queens: MTA
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Updated 1:55 p.m. Limited service is back on the A line in south Queens Wednesday morning after crews worked to repair damage caused by the theft of nearly 500 feet of copper cables powering the tracks. According to the MTA, the train troubles were discovered at about 11:22 p.m. Tuesday night, when a Manhattan-bound A train […]

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MTA will boost service on 7, L and M lines later this year
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With overall subway ridership up 2.6 percent across the city, the MTA is set to meet the increased demand by boosting service on three local subway lines this December. Most of the changes will take place during off-peak hours, as the MTA reported ridership between or after rush hour periods reached its highest rate in 65 […]

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MTA blames F train derailment on small rail defects that went unfixed
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An F train went careening off its rails last May, injuring 32 and causing massive subway delays, because of several defects in the tracks that went unreported and unrepaired for at least a year after they were first discovered by an automated inspection, according to a report released Friday by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA […]

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