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MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
MTA service for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend
News Queens Courier Staff 11/26/2013 at 3:19PM

From Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1 the MTA will operate on special schedules because of Thanksgiving weekend travel demands, according to the transit agency. New York City Subways and Buses New York City subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The closest subway stations to the start of [...]

Queens Village LIRR station gets a makeover
Queens Village LIRR station gets a makeover
Southeast Maggie Hayes 11/05/2013 at 9:34AM

The Queens Village Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station received a multi-million dollar makeover, which is just the beginning in improving access to stations throughout southeast Queens. The current station building, opened in 1924, was renovated through an $8.5 million project and features two new elevators, one serving the eastbound platform and the other serving the [...]

MTA fare hikes begin this week
MTA fare hikes begin this week
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/27/2013 at 11:44AM

MTA fare hikes that will increase MetroCard prices across the board will take effect on Sunday, March 3. In addition to raising the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, monthly, weekly and express bus rides will also go up, and the MetroCard discount will change from 7 percent off with every $10 purchased to 5 [...]

‘The Americans’ are coming to Bayside
‘The Americans’ are coming to Bayside
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 1/30/2013 at 12:22PM

A new FX series, “The Americans,” will be shooting an upcoming episode in Bayside and will be setting up in the area this week for the  shoot, according to the Bayside Village BID. The show, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m., is about the marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

MTA Thanksgiving weekend service
MTA Thanksgiving weekend service
News Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 1:30PM

Starting Wednesday, New York City buses and subways, and area regional trains will operate on special schedules for the Thanksgiving holiday. Subways and Buses On Thanksgiving Day (November 22), subways and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule, with additional service on the 42nd Street Shuttle for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also, some bus [...]

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 [...]

Thanksgiving Weekend Mass Transit Schedules
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2011 at 10:59AM

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, mass transit will be running special schedules between Wednesday, November 23 and Sunday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. MTA Trains and buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving.  On Black Friday, service will operate on a weekday schedule with some exceptions.  There will be less service, [...]