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Top headlines from around the web
Top headlines from around the web
News Melissa Chan 10/14/2012 at 2:30PM

New memorial to honor six firefighters killed in tragic Maspeth blaze 50 years ago The site of a New York City Fire Department tragedy that broke the city’s heart 50 years ago sits unmarked, tucked away in an industrial section of Queens.But that’s about to change. Read more: Daily News Female pedestrian fatally struck by [...]

Woman struck, killed by bus
News Billy Rennison 10/14/2012 at 9:40AM

A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed on Saturday, October 13, police said, by a Nassau Inter-County Express bus at the intersection of Merrick Boulevard and Hillside Avenue. Police responded around 7 p.m. and found the victim unconscious. EMS pronounced the woman dead at the scene, police said. The bus driver had been traveling west [...]

MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 10:10AM

City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]

MTA restores Queens bus routes
MTA restores Queens bus routes
News Billy Rennison 7/19/2012 at 5:26PM

Certain Queens mass transit routes slashed during an MTA budget crunch have been restored — though others remain on the sideline. The MTA announced investments to bus, subway and commuter rails throughout the city with many of the improvements going to restore lines that were cut during the agency’s 2010 fiscal crisis. “Not a day [...]

$1 Flushing buses seized following inspection
$1 Flushing buses seized following inspection
News Melissa Chan 7/18/2012 at 2:09PM

Four $1 buses in downtown Flushing were pulled off the streets, and eight summonses were issued to drivers and owners, after a joint city investigation found them to be operating illegally, authorities said. The July 12 crackdown, residents suspect, caused the buses to shutter services in Flushing. But drivers from a smaller rival commuter van [...]

Residents say Q41 route poses threat of major accidents
Residents say Q41 route poses threat of major accidents
News Terence M. Cullen 7/17/2012 at 3:36PM

Despite the small steps that are being taken to try to amend a recently changed Ozone Park bus route, residents say there are still major traffic problems in the area. Those living on 109th Avenue, who first voiced concerns that the bus route had negatively affected parking and noise, say that a little more than [...]

Residents miffed at Q41 route change
Residents miffed at Q41 route change
News Terence M. Cullen 7/12/2012 at 3:52PM

Ron Hagel, who lives on 109th Avenue between 115th and 116th Streets, said the narrow, two-way road has been affected by the Q41 bus route’s change and estimated about eight parking spots had been lost on either side of his block alone. The route change, which went into effect on July 1, was designed to [...]

New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
News Melissa Chan 7/10/2012 at 9:43AM

A battle is brewing in downtown Flushing between recently emerged $1 buses that are taking away customers from a cutthroat competitor, and authorities who say the new set of wheels could be operating illegally. Hordes of passengers lined up single file on 41st Avenue and Main Street for a $1 trip to Chinatown in Manhattan [...]

MTA set to roll out bus route changes
MTA set to roll out bus route changes
News Alexa Altman 5/09/2012 at 11:42AM

Commuters relying on bus service may be “en route” for some changes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Q21 and Q52 busses will undergo several service alterations, beginning on Sunday, July 1. A spokesperson from the MTA claimed these changes are part of the agency’s efforts to renew and improve service in response [...]

Little girl left on bus; driver charged
Little girl left on bus; driver charged
News Michael Pantelidis 4/20/2012 at 11:15AM

Police parked a private bus driver in prison after she left her vehicle unattended — with a toddler still aboard. Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to Christie Avenue and 99th Street in Corona at 9 a.m. on April 12 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a Con Edison worker who spotted a child in [...]