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Free weekend art bus comes to LIC
Free weekend art bus comes to LIC
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 5/08/2014 at 3:04PM

The wheels on a brand-new free shuttle bus service are taking visitors ‘round and ‘round Long Island City’s art scene on the weekends.

Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Impending school-bus strike could leave students stranded
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/13/2013 at 1:17PM

A city-wide school-bus strike, leaving 152,000 children stranded, is likely to begin on Wednesday. According to the New York Post, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has begun printing strike posters, assigning members to picket line locations at various bus yards and handed out a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for conduct during a strike. The [...]

Pedestrians struck in Forest Hills by elderly driver
Pedestrians struck in Forest Hills by elderly driver
News Alexa Altman 1/12/2013 at 5:24PM

Several pedestrians were struck at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Forest Hills when an elderly driver stepped on the gas instead of the break, jumping the car from the street on to the sidewalk. The pedestrians were allegedly waiting for the bus. Those struck suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported [...]

School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
Central Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:06PM

After the new year, kids may be looking for a new way to get to school. Yellow school bus drivers have threatened to strike when children are scheduled to return to school after the holidays. The city’s contract with Amalgamated Transit Union’s Local 1181 is set to expire in June and a bid, open to [...]

Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Fare, toll hikes approved by MTA
Central Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 11:41AM

New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/02/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: A slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Hurricane Sandy leads to city gas shortage, run on gas With millions of New [...]

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, [...]