LIC demands better communication over G train suspensions


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The Long Island City community is concerned a new string of subway shutdowns will bring more problems to residents and business owners.

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G train to shut down between Brooklyn and LIC for five weeks


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The MTA has announced the G line will be shut down for five weeks, including weekdays and weekends, starting on July 28 with service suspended between the Nassau Avenue and Court Square stations.

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Five Astoria subway stations get system announcing train arrival time


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Benjamin Fang

BENJAMIN FANG  Listen up riders. The MTA installed an automated system that tells straphangers when the next train will arrive in five Astoria stations. The announcement systems were added at the 39th Avenue, 36th Avenue, Broadway, 30th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard stations along the N and Q lines. “I am pleased the MTA listened to our community and […]

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MTA makes recommendations to improve G train service


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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MELISSA FERRARI There could be relief at the end of the tunnel for frustrated G-train riders. State Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan sent a letter to the MTA in January requesting a full-line review of the G train’s performance. In February, the transit agency agreed. With the review completed, the MTA has made […]

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Demand for transit alternatives as G train shutdowns are set to start


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THE COURIER/Photo by Johann Hamilton

It’s a no-go for three G train stops on weekends starting July 6. The MTA is closing the Greenpoint tube, which runs under Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens, for 53 hours over the next 12 weekends in order to make Sandy-related repairs. The stations to be closed are the G train’s three northernmost stops, […]

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G train to undergo full review by MTA


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Photo courtesy of the Office of State Senator Michael Gianaris

G train riders are one step closer to getting changes and improvements enacted on their subway line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has agreed to “undertake a Full Line Review of the G train” and the review will be completed by the end of June 2013,” the transit agency announced on Friday, February 22. Residents and politicians signed […]

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Getting training in order


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Many companies are considering training programs for the New Year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is. More sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity, or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong – or should I say, out of order. Before […]

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Getting training in order. The correct order.


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By Jeffrey Gitomer Many companies are considering training programs for the new year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is — more sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong — or should I say, […]

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