MTA is ‘punishing’ Woodhaven for its opposition to Select Bus plan, says one local lawmaker
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Select Bus Service still tops the list of concerns for Woodhaven residents, and one elected official thinks the neighborhood’s opposition is leading City Hall to “discriminate” against the community. Though the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting last Saturday at the Emanuel Church of Christ was more lightly attended than most of the group’s other meetings, the […]

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Woman commits suicide by jumping on tracks at Elmhurst Avenue subway station
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Updated 8/19, 1:32 p.m. A woman committed suicide by jumping on the train tracks at the Elmhurst Avenue station in Elmhurst on Friday morning, police said. The woman, who has not been identified, jumped just before 9 a.m., according to officials. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the woman, who is 30- […]

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The MTA is providing increased LIRR service for the 2016 US Open tournament at Flushing Meadows
Photos courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

Getting to the 2016 U.S. Open just got a little bit easier. The MTA announced that it will be providing extra Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stops at the Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch beginning with the start of U.S. Open qualifying rounds on Tuesday, Aug. 23 through the final championship rounds […]

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Woman gives birth to a baby boy on an MTA bus in Jamaica
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It wasn’t a scene from TV comedy series Jane the Virgin, but real life when a mother gave birth on an MTA bus in Queens yesterday. The mother went into labor during rush hour, at about 6:15 p.m., while riding a Q9 bus in Jamaica, FDNY spokesperson said. The bus pulled over at on the corner of […]

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MTA projects a fare hike in its preliminary 2017 budget
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Bus and train service across New York City is going to get better for customers as fares rise next year, according to the MTA. Late last month, the MTA released its preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan, which includes millions in funding, allowing the MTA to create an improved customer experience, increase services and […]

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