Gov. Cuomo’s transportation reinvestment commission


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


At the end of the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100 year blue print to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on.  It will however like many previous planning studies or commissions, generate him some […]

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Stalled Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village transportation projects suffer more setbacks


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The delay in start of construction of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge reconstruction project highlights a list of other major projects in west Queens that have been set back.

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Star of Queens: Jessame Hannus, Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee co-chair; Biking Public Project co-founder


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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Meet this week’s Star of Queens: Jessame Hannus, co-chair of Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee and a co-founder of the Biking Public Project.

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, public transportation policy and funding


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement concerning his “transportation agenda when he said “The federal government since the Ronald Reagan era has retreated from its investment in mass transportation” may indicate his lack of understanding concerning the history of transportation funding.  On a bipartisan basis under past Republican Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush […]

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CB 11 Transportation Committee denies speed bump request, recommends major highway change


| mchan@queenscourier.com


Two speed bump proposals were struck down and a major highway change was recommended during a Community Board 11 Transportation Committee briefing this week. The committee denied a speed bump request on 36th Avenue between 218th and 219th Streets in an attempt to prevent pushing the traffic problem over to 38th Avenue. “We concluded that it would not do any good to put speed […]

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Happy 49th birthday to Queens public transportation


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late President Lyndon Johnson’s greatest accomplishments, which continues benefiting many Americans today.  On July 10, 1964 he signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 into law.  Subsequently this has resulted in the investment over time of several hundred billion dollars into […]

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Happy 48th birthday to Queens public transportation


| lpenner@queenscourier.com


The success of public transportation can be traced back to one of the late President Lyndon Johnson’s greatest accomplishments which continues benefiting many Americans today. On July 10th, 1964 he signed the “Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964″ into law. Subsequently this has resulted in the investment over time of several hundred billion dollars into […]

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Transportation is key to LIC college hub


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If and when, the $50 million planned revitalization of Queens Plaza and Jackson Avenue begins construction, it may help usher in a new academic hub for college students in the city’s largest borough. By some measures, LIC is already a hub - solely by virtue of hosting gargantuan LaGuardia Community College, which enrolls 50,000 students […]

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Skyline Commons approved by Department of Health


| jlyons@queenscourier.com


The continuing care retirement community Skyline Commons has been approved for their Certificate of Authority by the New York Department of Health, which means future residents can prepare to reserve apartments. Located at 82-15 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Skyline Commons, a not-for-profit, will have 143 apartments. According to its website, as a continuing care retirement […]

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Access-A-Ride was designed as a reliable system for the city’s disabled, but it is just . . . HIT & MISS TRANSPORTATION!


| pdavis@queenscourier.com


Ask any person who uses the Access-A-Ride transportation system what they think about it, and you probably won’t hear anything positive, according to Senator Malcolm Smith. Smith, who represents areas in Southeast Queens, has written a letter and received a response from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), who manage the Access-A-Ride system, detailing his concerns […]

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Transportation Upgrade For Downtown Flushing


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Federal dollars have been earmarked to improve transportation and traffic management in downtown Flushing, one of the boroughs hotspots for commercial and residential development. Congressman Gary Ackerman, joined by the members of the political troika representing the area State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assemblyman Barry Grodenchik and Councilman John Liu announced the approval of $2.5 million […]

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Op-ed: The latest attempt to improve safety and reduce aggravation on Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards


| oped@queenscourier.com


Metal structures hanging over sections of Woodhaven Boulevard having been popping up and I continue to hear from constituents with questions as to what they are, what will be done with them and what they can expect for the future of one of the busiest thoroughfares in the borough.

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More Slow Zones coming to Queens


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The city’s Department of Transportation announced Friday the second phase of Arterial Slow Zones, which reduce speed limits to 25 mph, in 14 new locations throughout the city.

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Sunnyside welcomes first of two public plazas


| editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Sunnyside Shines BID

Bliss Plaza, the first of two new public plazas constructed in Sunnyside, opened July 29. The project was spearheaded by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID).

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