Maura McCarthy

Queens DOT commissioner retires
Queens DOT commissioner retires
News Melissa Chan 1/16/2013 at 4:24PM

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Queens commissioner has retired. Maura McCarthy has stepped down from her post after six years of service on Friday, January 11. The lifelong Queens resident oversaw transportation services in the borough, serving as the community liaison for the agency and working with police to identify accident-prone locations, especially those near [...]

Now you can park on the ‘Sunnyside’ of the street
Now you can park on the ‘Sunnyside’ of the street
News Michael Pantelidis 3/29/2012 at 7:37AM

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently moved parallel to the parking demands of Sunnyside residents. DOT Queens Commissioner Maura McCarthy joined Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer on March 23 to announce the creation of additional unregulated parking spaces in Sunnyside. Roughly 360 feet of parking – amounting to between 18 and 20 spaces – will be [...]

Woodhaven street changes face roadblock
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 3:02PM

While the city’s plan to change the direction of two streets in Woodhaven is still on the table, major feelings of opposition within the community have not been rerouted. Residents remain angry at the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plans to convert 84th Street from one-way northbound to one-way southbound from Liberty to Atlantic Avenues and [...]

Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 1/30/2012 at 3:38PM

Fed up with commuters using their neighborhood as a parking lot, residents and community leaders of Long Island City banded together with the Department of Transportation, (DOT) and announced the reduction of 12-hour parking meters. The new meter regulation, which accounts for 39 spots where Vernon Boulevard meets Borden Avenue, one block from the No. [...]

Steinway Street goes Green
Steinway Street goes Green
News Michael Pantelidis 9/28/2011 at 2:25PM

Astoria’s green initiative is also beautifying the neighborhood. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., Senator Michael Gianaris, Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy and members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership united on September 15 for the unveiling of several environmentally-friendly additions to Steinway Street. Among the improvements are new plants and flower baskets lining [...]