Queens pols request full review of ‘infrequent and unreliable’ R train
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/NYC Subways

The R train, referred to as “Rarely” by some riders, is in desperate need of a review, according to local lawmakers. More than 40 elected officials and transportation groups are turning up the heat on the MTA and demanding that the agency conduct a full review of the R line, which makes stops in Manhattan, Queens […]

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‘Freedom Ticket’ would allow free transfers between rail, subway and bus
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Billie Grace Ward

Many southeast Queens residents know all too well that they have some of the longest work commutes in the city. The New York City Transit Riders Council (NYCTRC) is proposing a new fare they say would slash costs and time spent traveling to and from work. The council proposed last week creating a “Freedom Ticket” allowing unlimited subway, bus and Long […]

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Local group fights to preserve Ridgewood garden
Photos courtesy of Clark Fitzgerald/Ridgewood Community Garden

BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO When a small group of local organizers first saw a dormant stretch of land beneath the M train line between Woodbine Street and Woodward Avenue, they envisioned a community space brimming with agriculture, urban farming and educational programs. Now, facing eviction from MTA New York City Transit, the group is rallying support […]

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Subway service returns to normal in Queens as derailment investigation continues
Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin

Updated Monday, May 5, 5:20 p.m. As transit service returns to normal following a subway derailment in Woodside Friday, the MTA continues to investigate the derailment and why a section of rail at the accident site broke. A preliminary investigation has found that the broken rail that was discovered where the train derailed was manufactured […]

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MTA to move problematic buses away from Flushing church
THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Big wheels,  keep on turning — away from a historic Flushing church.  The MTA will redirect five city bus routes from St. George’s Episcopal Church after local leaders and parishioners complained about idling buses and its drivers who relieve themselves on the side of the church. “What was happening to our beautiful church was devastating,” […]

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