Transportation

City gas rationing to end Saturday
City gas rationing to end Saturday
Central Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 4:22PM

Two weeks after the mayor activated odd/even gas rationing, he announced any car, regardless of license plate number, will be able to fill up beginning tomorrow. Beginning Friday, November 9, Mayor Michael Bloomberg instituted a rationing system to ease long lines at gas stations amidst a post-Sandy fuel shortage. “With more than 85 percent of gas stations [...]

Queens residents sound off on MTA fare hikes
Queens residents sound off on MTA fare hikes
News Maggie Hayes 11/16/2012 at 1:48PM

Chris Coury pleaded with officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), telling them that paying to get to and from is making a “big dent” in his wallet. “Please, be reasonable,” urged Coury, a recent college graduate, to a panel of MTA board members at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. The MTA has been touring [...]

3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
3 Queens gas stations accused of price gouging
Central Billy Rennison 11/16/2012 at 10:23AM

As lines grew at gas stations throughout Queens, prices at the pump swelled as well, prompting an investigation into gouging. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the first series of actions in what his office called “a wide-ranging investigation” into post-Sandy price gouging at gas stations throughout New York. The attorney general plans to begin [...]

Long lines, wait times at gas stations cut
Long lines, wait times at gas stations cut
News Billy Rennison 11/14/2012 at 9:37AM

As motorists are finally feeling less pain at the pump, with long lines and wait times drastically cut, many are asking what took the mayor so long. “Last week, I waited for more than three hours on line and got no gas. Today, I waited under a half hour,” said Thomas Colwell, at a gas [...]

Limited subway service returns; MTA fares free today & tomorrow
Limited subway service returns; MTA fares free today & tomorrow
Central Billy Rennison 11/01/2012 at 10:15AM

After three days without subways, residents crowded onto trains this morning as limited service returned today with no fares. Fourteen lines will be providing partial service days after the system sustained the worst damage in its 108-year history.  There is still no subway service between 34th St in Midtown and Downtown Brooklyn. The MTA’s subway, [...]

NYPD, TLC crack down on illegal vans
NYPD, TLC crack down on illegal vans
News Maggie Hayes 10/25/2012 at 7:55AM

The joy ride is coming to an end for illegal dollar vans cruising the streets of southeast Queens. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has teamed up with the 103rd Precinct to continue a crackdown, embarking on monthly checks of the area and stopping illegal vans they find running rampant through the streets. “They take [...]

Lane to be closed on Throgs Neck Bridge for 2-3 weeks
Lane to be closed on Throgs Neck Bridge for 2-3 weeks
Central Billy Rennison 10/22/2012 at 10:38AM

Drivers planning to use the Throgs Neck Bridge over the next couple of weeks may want to find an alternate route as at least one lane of the crossing will be closed around the clock. The roadway asphalt and binder will be replaced over the next two to three weeks, shutting down the Queens-bound center [...]

Select Bus Service coming to LaGuardia Airport
Select Bus Service coming to LaGuardia Airport
News Melissa Chan 10/17/2012 at 1:12PM

A faster commute is in the future for Woodside and Jackson Heights straphangers traveling to LaGuardia Airport, the city’s top transit leaders announced last week. Three Select Bus Service routes — said to bring faster and more reliable service to the boroughs with its streamlined stops and pay-before-boarding feature — are slated to be launched [...]

No. 7 subway service disrupted for five weekends this fall, beginning tonight
No. 7 subway service disrupted for five weekends this fall, beginning tonight
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/05/2012 at 12:04PM

Starting October 5, No. 7 line service between Manhattan and Queens will be suspended for five weekends due to planned subway work. Trains won’t run between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, from 11:45 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday during the weekends of October 5-8, October 19-22, October 26-29, November 9-12 and November 16-19. For alternate [...]

Subway announcements now ‘clear and accurate’: survey
Subway announcements now ‘clear and accurate’: survey
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2012 at 9:54AM

Gone are the days when subway announcements sounded as if they were spoken from Charlie Brown’s teacher. A new survey by the Straphangers Campaign found a majority of delay and disruption announcements, 59 percent, to be “clear and accurate” for the time since 1997. “We found that transit officials are doing a better job keeping [...]