Op-ed: An alternative to light rail for western Queens


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Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s proposed light rail line for western Queens would connect Glendale and Middle Village with Long Island City. It sounds great on paper, but there has been no planning feasibility studies, environmental documents or preliminary design and engineering efforts necessary to validate any basic estimates for construction costs.

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New Yorkers spend 74 hours per commuter in traffic a year: report


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A new report shows that on a national average traffic congestion has caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel per year and has kept drivers in their cars for close to 7 billion extra hours annually.

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BQE lane closures expected during cleaning, repainting of Woodside bridges


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Drivers will face some lane closures on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway starting later this week, as two Woodside bridges get a face-lift.

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Queens Boulevard subway lines to face rush hour delays for three weeks


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Starting Monday, Queens straphangers will have to be ready to add extra time — and patience — to their morning and afternoon commutes as four main subway lines are expected to be delayed during the weekday rush hours for the next three weeks.

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More weekend closures scheduled for Jackie Robinson Parkway


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Portions of the eastbound section of the parkway between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Van Wyck Expressway will be closed as needed beginning tonight at 11 p.m.

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