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MTA to expand service, make improvements
MTA to expand service, make improvements
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 7/22/2013 at 4:33PM

Ridgewood subway riders can rejoice as the M line will be making stops to Manhattan on the weekends again. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the MTA will make improvements and expansions throughout the city to bus, subways and Long Island Rail Road service with state funding. “For the second year in a row, the [...]

Commuters angry about upcoming LIRR service cuts
Commuters angry about upcoming LIRR service cuts
Northeast Angy Altamirano 7/17/2013 at 4:30PM

The upcoming cuts to peak weekday Long Island Rail Road service in Bayside have left commuters outraged, yet the MTA said the brief inconvenience will result in long-term improvements. From July 22 to August 16, the LIRR will cancel five rush-hour trains including the westbound 7:55 a.m. train from Little Neck and 8 a.m. train [...]

MTA to provide extra service for All-Star Game festivities
MTA to provide extra service for All-Star Game festivities
News Queens Courier Staff 7/10/2013 at 2:56PM

The MTA will provide extra service during MLB All-Star Game festivities on Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16, according to the transit agency. LIRR Port Washington Branch trains will provide service every half hour -– and more frequently when necessary — to the Mets-Willets Point Station. For more information, visit, www.mta.info/lirr. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/18/2013 at 6:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 66. Winds [...]

MTA Memorial Day weekend service
MTA Memorial Day weekend service
News Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2013 at 4:36PM

The MTA will make the following service changes for the Memorial Day holiday weekend: NYC Subways and Buses MTA subways and buses will operate on Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.  Subway customers are reminded to use the A, C, D or Q instead of the D, and the J instead of the Z. Some subway [...]

Town hall highlights transit issues in northeast Queens
Town hall highlights transit issues in northeast Queens
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 5/13/2013 at 2:37PM

Idle buses and a lack of adequate service are some of the transit problems plaguing northeast Queens, residents say. About 25 people aired their grievances to bus, subway and LIRR officials during a town hall meeting on Thursday. “I think we can all agree that we are under-serviced by mass transit in this district,” said [...]

MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
MTA cuts shuttle service to Sandy-ravaged Rockaways
South Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 9:11AM

Local and citywide leaders say the MTA is throwing the Rockaways under the bus. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio joined with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Councilmember Donovan Richards in Far Rockaway on Friday, April 19 to decry the decreased shuttle bus service to the Sandy-affected peninsula. A train service to the Rockaways last ran on [...]

New train engines to improve Queens air quality
New train engines to improve Queens air quality
Southwest Maggie Hayes 4/17/2013 at 1:13PM

Antiquated, high emission train engines have been a great concern for residents in the industrial areas of southwest Queens. But now, an upgrade is on the way. Freight trains passing through areas of Community Board 5 and 9 have been running past residential homes for years, causing the track’s neighbors to question any potential health [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/15/2013 at 8:01AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 41. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Marking Spaces: New York City’s Landmark Historic Districts  The NYC Landmarks Preservation Law, enacted by then Mayor [...]

Transit changes for the holiday weekend
Transit changes for the holiday weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 3/28/2013 at 12:19PM

On Good Friday, March 29, all New York City buses will follow a regular weekday schedule, as well as following a regular Sunday schedule on Easter (March 31). The Long Island Rail Road will follow a regular weekday schedule on Good Friday, but will add eight additional trains between 2:08 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. Three [...]