Citi Bike rolling into LIC this August


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

Motivate, the company that operates Citi Bike, and the Department of Transportation announced Friday that the Citi Bike expansion, which was announced last October, will begin in early August with new stations being installed in various neighborhoods, including Long Island City.

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Commuter Van Reform Act looks to reign in illegal ‘dollar vans’


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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Two elected officials are hoping that unlicensed commuter vans will soon face steep penalties for operating illegally in city neighborhoods.

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$100M transformation to turn Queens Boulevard into ‘Boulevard of Life’ begins


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Transportation representatives and local elected officials and community leaders announced on Thursday morning the beginning of the $100 million redesign of Queens Boulevard, which has claimed 185 lives since 1990.

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New York & Atlantic’s safety procedures under review following Maspeth crash


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

In the wake of a fiery collision between a train and a tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing in Maspeth on July 8 that left the truck driver hospitalized, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced they will launch a safety review of New York & Atlantic Railway’s (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.

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Study: Bell Boulevard needs nearly a thousand more parking spots


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

Confirming what many Baysiders already believed to be true, a study concluded that Bell Boulevard needs nearly one thousand more parking spaces to meet the needs of shoppers, commuters and residents alike.

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DOT commissioner headlines Myrtle Avenue BID meeting in Ridgewood


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The city’s top transportation official touted ongoing traffic initiatives during the 27th Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) yearly meeting on Tuesday night in Ridgewood.

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Katz provides $200K for countdown clocks at Queens’ busiest bus stops


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Where’s the bus? That common question among Queens commuters will be answered with countdown clocks set to be installed at the borough’s 10 busiest bus stops within the next two years.

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Astoria woman killed in hit-and-run on Ditmars Boulevard


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The woman, identified by police as 21-year-old Betty Jean Dibiasio, was crossing Ditmars Boulevard near 19th Street when a car going westbound smacked into her, knocking her onto the ground and causing a serious head injury, cops said. The driver then fled the area, authorities said.

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Safety improvements unveiled at ‘deadly’ Astoria intersection


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Photo courtesy of DOT

One two-mile long Astoria thoroughfare, which has seen five fatalities and seven severe injuries between 2009 and 2013, has just gotten safer for pedestrians.

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Corona, Flushing schools win DOT street safety video contest


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Videos via YouTube/NYC DOT

Students at the participating schools were tasked with developing PSA videos that promote walking and active lifestyles while also urging drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe.

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CB 9 asks for tweaks to Woodhaven/Cross Bay Select Bus plan


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

During its final meeting before the summer break on Tuesday in Ozone Park, Community Board 9 pressed the MTA and the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to make changes to its Select Bus Service (SBS) plan for Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards.

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