‘Nothing is set in stone’: MTA exec tries calming Queens residents’ nerves at bus route design workshop in Jackson Heights

New York City Transit President Andy Byford took questions and comments from all sides Wednesday night in Jackson Heights as residents barely gave transportation officials room to breathe during a workshop on the controversial Queens bus redesign project. Rather than sending representatives to take the heat, Byford showed up in person and was greeted with […]

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More chances for Queens residents to speak out on MTA bus network redesign

The MTA is opening the potential floodgates of public feedback to further improve the Queens Bus Network Redesign after the initial release – while welcomed – came with plenty of criticism. Two new dates have been added to the calendar of public workshops and outreach campaigns that will ultimately guide the agency in modernizing the […]

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Maspeth, Glendale and Middle Village residents share concerns over bus redesign

At Community Board 5’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, Ridgewood-area commuters vented their concerns over MTA’s draft plan of the Queens Bus Network Redesign. Like the residents of Jackson Heights who recently created an online petition to protest the elimination of routes they see as vital to the neighborhood, members of the Glendale, Maspeth and […]

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MTA releases draft plan for redrawing of Queens bus routed with emphasis on public feedback

Admitting that they have failed to keep up with growth in the borough, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has released its draft plan to dramatically redraw the Queens Bus Network for the first time in 100 years when they were converted from the old trolley lines at the turn of the 20th century or consolidated […]

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Maspeth Federal Savings bank completes renovations of its Ridgewood branch

After years of being mistaken for post office, the Ridgewood branch of the Maspeth Federal Savings bank celebrated the completion of the renovations to its interior and held a grand re-opening on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The renovations include eye-popping signage, a new floor layout and a new digital bar for local business partners to promote […]

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