fare hikes

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2012 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival In the first movie, A [...]

Queens residents sound off on MTA fare hikes
Queens residents sound off on MTA fare hikes
News Maggie Hayes 11/16/2012 at 1:48PM

Chris Coury pleaded with officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), telling them that paying to get to and from is making a “big dent” in his wallet. “Please, be reasonable,” urged Coury, a recent college graduate, to a panel of MTA board members at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. The MTA has been touring [...]

Public hearing on MTA fare hikes to be held in Queens today
Public hearing on MTA fare hikes to be held in Queens today
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/15/2012 at 11:00AM

After the MTA released its proposed fare hikes last month, riders in Queens will get the chance to sound off about the proposed increases, when the transit agency holds a public hearing in the borough this Thursday, November 15. It will take place at 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, [...]

Unwelcome options
Opinion Queens Courier Editorial 10/18/2012 at 12:16PM

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has officially announced its proposals for fare hikes that “will bring in “vitally needed revenue to support the New York region’s transportation system.” There are four options on the table: Two options keep the base fare at $2.25; the other two raise it to $2.50. The cost of a weekly [...]

MTA announces fare and toll hike proposals
MTA announces fare and toll hike proposals
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2012 at 12:49PM

Today the Metropolitan Transit Authority officially announced its proposals for the fare and toll hikes that are planned for March. The agency said that the increases will bring in “vitally needed revenue to support the New York region’s transportation system.” The MTA is considering four options that would increase bus and subway rides. On October [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2012 at 8:02AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 70. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 75. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 63. Winds from the WSW at 10 to [...]

Riders gear up for potential MTA fare increases
Riders gear up for potential MTA fare increases
News Maggie Hayes 9/20/2012 at 4:24PM

MTA fares may be going up, and Queens residents are pretty down about it. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Vena G., who uses the bus frequently to travel the borough looking for a job. The proposal set by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will be unveiled next month, and many changes could be on the [...]