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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.