Objections over Woodhaven Boulevard bus plan voiced at CB 9 meeting
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BY BROOKE SMITH The overwhelming opposition to the Select Bus Service (SBS) plan on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevard took center stage during Tuesday night’s Community Board 9 (CB 9) meeting at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. Representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA NYC Transit were on hand to explain how the plans […]

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Lawmaker seeks more help in having crumbling overpass fixed
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After calling on the MTA to make much-needed repairs at several locations along the abandoned Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), state Senator Joseph Addabbo is looking to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) for additional help in getting the structure restored. Addabbo sent a letter last week to the […]

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Senator calls on MTA to repair crumbling overpasses on abandoned rail line
RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

With the fate of the abandoned Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) between Rego Park and Ozone Park still in doubt, one local lawmaker wants to see repairs made to the deteriorating stanchions that support the rail line. State Senator Joseph Addabbo called on the MTA at a Tuesday press conference to make much-needed […]

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Woodhaven civic group calls for ‘busway’ along defunct LIRR rail line
Photo courtesy of Woodhaven Residents' Block Association

Following up on one lawmaker’s recommendation at its most recent meeting, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association formally asked the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider turning the defunct Rockaway Beach branch of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into a bus-only roadway. The WRBA made the recommendation in a 12-page letter to DOT Queens […]

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Transit group advocates for a future light rail system throughout Queens
Map courtesy Queens Public Transit Committee

One lawmaker’s light rail proposal should go beyond Glendale and into southern Queens, according to a local transit advocacy group. As Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s light rail plan for Glendale continues to gain traction, the Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) has ideas on how to expand the system into other parts of southern Queens. During last month’s […]

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