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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Northeast Queens streets should be safer, thanks to new speed humps and traffic signs
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Pedestrians should be walking safer now that new speed humps and traffic signs have been installed throughout northeast Queens. Councilman Paul Vallone gained support from Queens Community Board 7 in Flushing, the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association and the Bowne Park Civic Association, in order to make the following enhancements. He requested three speed humps from the Department of Transportation […]

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New roadway improvements expected to make Queens Boulevard safer for everyone
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The “Boulevard of Death” is going to get a little safer this month. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to begin phase two of its Queens Boulevard Street Improvement Project, which will make the corridor between 74th Street to Eliot Avenue in Elmhurst safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. The second phase of […]

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Pedestrian plaza at Queens/Brooklyn border would make deadly intersection safer, city says
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The six-legged intersection at Myrtle Avenue, Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border is one of the most dangerous intersections in the entire city, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) believes the proposed pedestrian plaza will change all that. According to DOT, the intersection is ranked in the top five intersections for pedestrian […]

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Bike lanes connecting Astoria Park to Flushing Bay should be diverted, community board advises
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A bike lane path to connect the East River in Astoria to Flushing Bay received approval from Community Board 1 (CB 1) on Tuesday, but it came with some stipulations. The plan, presented by the Department of Transportation (DOT), would install bike lanes that stretch from 31st Avenue in Astoria through Jackson Heights. Though the board’s […]

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