City follows through on lawmaker’s request and repairs crumbling Queens overpass
QNS/Photos by Anthony Giudice

As the future of the Rockaway Beach line remains in question, one thing is not up for debate: the deteriorating stanchions are now much safer thanks to recent repairs. During a press conference in December of last year, state Senator Joseph Addabbo called on city agencies to repair the stanchions of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) […]

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Woodhaven civic members want options other than Select Bus Service
Photo by Suzanne Monteverdi

Some Woodhaven residents want the city to take an alternate route toward improving public transportation in their community. The proposed Select Bus Service (SBS) line for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards again took center stage during the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 20. Following up on remarks raised at the […]

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Queens transit group calls for more information about $2.5 billion streetcar plan
Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Queens Connector

A Queens-based group of transit activists isn’t thrilled with the mayor’s Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar plan. The Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC), a grassroots organization focused on bettering all modes of transportation across the borough, believes a streetcar running along the East River could cause problems for drivers around that area, although more information on the mayor’s […]

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$2.5 billion for streetcar might be better used elsewhere: Transit expert
BQX map

BY JOSEPH B. RASKIN Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago.  This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan […]

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Snow adds to Woodhaven’s concerns over proposed SBS medians
Photo via Twitter/@AlexBlenkinsopp

After near-record snowfall pummeled Queens last weekend, causing travel problems across the borough, one local politician believes snow could potentially cause havoc for pedestrians and bus riders in the MTA and Department of Transportation (DOT) Select Bus Service (SBS) plan, especially on the proposed medians. State Senator Joseph Addabbo took to Twitter on Wednesday, Jan. […]

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