MetroCard credit and debit transactions go down
MetroCard credit and debit transactions go down
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/09/2012 at 10:22AM

At about 9 a.m., MetroCard credit and debit card transactions stopped working throughout the whole system, said a spokesman for the MTA. The spokesman did not know what caused the problem, but as of around 10 a.m. said the MTA is working on fixing it, and it will be solved in the next few minutes. [...]

Survey sees ‘good,’ ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ of subways
News Billy Rennison 2/13/2012 at 2:13PM

For those heading into the subway, a can of paint and a light bulb may be of more use than a MetroCard. In its inaugural “State of the Station Platforms” survey, the Straphangers Campaign found subway stations with peeling paint, graffiti and cracked floors — but the findings were not all negative. “We found the [...]

Pols, parents push for increased school bus service
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:25PM

A member of an influential city panel is concerned about perilous pathways getting between kids and their education. Dmytro Fedkowskyj, the Queens representative for the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), is rallying parents across the borough to support a proposal that will eliminate ambiguity from the process of determining which children with dangerous intersections on [...]

Oh, the hypocrisy
Letters Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2011 at 4:06PM

So Senator Charles Schumer wants a “Bill of Rights” for Long Island Rail Road commuters. Great sound bite! How about a taxpayers’ “Bill of Rights” for voters? Hold Schumer and colleagues accountable for doing their job and passing the federal budget on time. Dock them all one day’s pay for each day the budget is [...]