Three major Queens roadways led city in costly pothole claims: Stringer


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Potholes on three major arteries serving Queens cost the city tens of millions of dollars in accident claims over the last six years, according to City Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Transit riders voice calls to ‘#FixWoodhaven’ in social media campaign


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photos via Twitter/@Jslyyynnn and @jam14063

Commuters traveling along Woodhaven Boulevard took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustration over crowded bus lines, deterioration and other problems along the thoroughfare.

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LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion, ’21st-century’ overhaul


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

After being compared to a “third world country” by one of the nation’s top leaders, LaGuardia Airport is getting a much needed makeover bringing it to the 21st Century and allowing New York City to start to once again lead in infrastructure.

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Falling debris causes disruptions on the 7 line in Flushing


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo via Twitter/@NYPD109Pct

Service on the 7 line was disrupted Saturday afternoon due to a construction accident when a crane hoisting construction materials to stores’ rooftops broke and spilled its cargo onto the tracks at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard in Flushing.

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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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Road conditions at dangerous railroad crossing concern Maspeth business owners


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

Road conditions at the railroad crossing located on Maspeth Avenue and Rust Street, where a crash between a locomotive and tractor-trailer occurred earlier this month, were a main concern voiced during Thursday’s Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) meeting.

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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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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation


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File photo

Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens, and communities across the country, quiet.

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New bus lanes expected to improve travel times along Woodhaven Boulevard


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Salvatore Licata

In continuing efforts to improve bus travel times and reliability, the Department of Transportation is creating offset bus-only lanes on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and Metropolitan Avenue on the Rego Park/Middle Village border.

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Councilman starts petition for traffic safety improvements surrounding Astoria Park


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Katrina Medoff

After the life of a 21-year-old woman was cut short last month on her way home, one local politician is putting his foot down and asking Astoria residents to join the fight to bring safety improvements in and around Astoria Park.

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