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Sunnyside rallies against DOT’s bike lane proposal

By Mark Hallum Nearly 100 people rallied beneath the 46th Street station of the No. 7 train last week to oppose bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Sunnyside and Woodside. The July 25 rally came days after the announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio that he would set aside community opposition and instruct […]

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MTA fires back at Nixon, Ramos over safety claims

By Mark Hallum The MTA is firing back at a trio of politicians after they claimed last week that about half of the No. 7 trains in service had failed safety inspections of their wheels. Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon and state Senate hopeful Jessica Ramos, alongside City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) contended […]

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Transit advocates urge state candidates to adopt initiatives

By Mark Hallum Transit advocates are pushing for a set of agenda items to be adopted by candidates running for state office that will improve roads and fix the ailing public transportation system in the city. Up to eight organizations signed on to the call for political hopefuls and incumbents to get on board with […]

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No. 7 train lead paint to be remediated with two-year, $45 million plan

By Mark Hallum In two years time, residents living under the elevated track of the No. 7 train may no longer have to worry about lead particles imperiling their own health and the well-being of their families. New York City Transit President Andy Byford announced Tuesday a $45 million plan to strip the elevated trestle […]

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Transit head unveils plan to expedite signal upgrades on subway lines

By Mark Hallum New York City Transit President Andy Byford unveiled what some agency board members regard as a bold plan to bring the most critical parts of the subway system into the 21st century in just five to 10 years as opposed to the previously projected 40 years. The plan will close stations overnight […]

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