Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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 [...]

Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Gov. Cuomo receives high marks for Sandy response
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2012 at 11:14AM

In a new Siena College poll, the majority of New York State voters said they were happy with how Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. According to the results, 67 percent felt that the governor has done an excellent or good job, 22 percent said he has done a fair job [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 73. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 64. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

Take an online MTA survey and win a free MetroCard or rail ticket
Take an online MTA survey and win a free MetroCard or rail ticket
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/12/2012 at 4:02PM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants to know what its regular subway, bus, railroad riders, and bridge and tunnel users think about their service, and is looking for people to complete online surveys three to five times a year. Those who register for the surveys will be eligible to win a MetroCard or 10-trip ticket [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/06/2012 at 6:54AM

Stabbed MTA officer leaves hospital, eager to return to the job A wounded Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer was released from the hospital and headed home Thursday, one day after he was stabbed in the eye during a confrontation in Jamaica, Queens. Dozens of MTA and city police officers were on hand to applaud at Jamaica [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/31/2012 at 6:10AM

Supersize Smack No more super-sized Cokes. Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloomberg’s latest health-conscious hit list. In a dramatic move to reduce obesity, the city is going to become the first in the nation to impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened beverages sold in [...]

Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
Jackson Heights pigeon poop a persistent problem
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 1:41PM

A Jackson Heights politician is fed-up with the foul fowl feces that shroud the face of the neighborhood’s premier subway station. Councilmember Daniel Dromm says he is perturbed by the pigeon poop problem casting a shadow over the 74th Street station on Roosevelt Avenue, which hosts the No. 7, “E,” “F,” “R” and “M” trains. [...]

Improving MTA Cleanliness
Letters Letters 11/03/2011 at 5:40PM

  There are many ways the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could reduce garbage in subways. Why not install separate cans for recycling newspapers, plastic and glass along with regular garbage.  Selling advertising on the side of cans could generate revenue to help cover the costs of more frequent off-peak and late night collection and disposal. Ask the [...]