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Train fatally strikes MTA worker at Astoria subway station
Train fatally strikes MTA worker at Astoria subway station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/24/2013 at 10:53AM

An MTA worker was killed on the job when a subway train struck him in Astoria early this morning, said the transit agency. The signal maintainer, identified as 58-year-old Louis Moore of Hollis, was working on the system around 3:20 a.m. when a Parsons-Archer-bound E train entering the 46th Street and Broadway station fatally hit him. “An [...]

NYC subway, bus ridership highest in over 60 years
NYC subway, bus ridership highest in over 60 years
News Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 5:54PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Total ridership for New York City Transit buses and trains are at their highest in more than 60 years, according to the MTA’s 2012 Ridership data report. Total annual ridership increased 0.9 percent from 2011, despite a five day span of no service and free fares following Sandy. Weekend ridership increased 3 [...]

Subway service disruptions on E, F, M, R in Queens this week
Subway service disruptions on E, F, M, R in Queens this week
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 3/18/2013 at 8:48AM

Starting on Monday, March 18, there will be service disruptions on the  E, F, M and R  trains between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program. The changes will last until the early morning of Friday, March, 22. According to the MTA, there will be no service [...]

MTA to use birth-control bait to control rat population
MTA to use birth-control bait to control rat population
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 11:27AM

The MTA has found a new way to fight rats in the subway system. According to the Wall Street Journal, the transit agency, working with SenesTech Inc., is launching the first urban trial of a pest-control bait that makes rats permanently infertile. After trying methods such as poison and eliminating trash cans in subway stations, [...]

16 subway lines affected by weekend service changes
16 subway lines affected by weekend service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 2/22/2013 at 3:29PM

Due to construction to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems, there will be changes to more than half of the city’s subway lines this weekend, according to the MTA. 1 From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, February 23 to 9 p.m. Sunday, February 24, uptown 1 trains skip 225th Street, 231st Street and 238th Street [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
Weeknight subway closures expand to Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 5:42PM

Starting next month, some late night subway riders will need to find alternate forms of transportation, the MTA announced Monday. The MTA’s Fastrack program, which temporality suspends parts of the subway from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights for track, tunnel and station maintenance, will affect several lines in Queens and other parts of [...]

No. 7 subway service disrupted for five weekends this fall, beginning tonight
No. 7 subway service disrupted for five weekends this fall, beginning tonight
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/05/2012 at 12:04PM

Starting October 5, No. 7 line service between Manhattan and Queens will be suspended for five weekends due to planned subway work. Trains won’t run between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, from 11:45 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday during the weekends of October 5-8, October 19-22, October 26-29, November 9-12 and November 16-19. For alternate [...]

MTA finances stable, says state comptroller
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2012 at 3:54PM

Today New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report discussing the MTA’s financial condition and outlook. Reviewing the MTA’s financial plan for 2012 to 2016, which was released in July, DiNapoli was overall pleased with the transit agency’s strengthening financial state, but said it was facing several challenges. “Ridership is rising and the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: CPR for Everyone Learn how to recognize [...]