Transportation Alternatives

Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Local advocates march for Queens Boulevard safety improvements
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/16/2013 at 5:04PM

Members of Transportation Alternatives’ (T.A.) Queens Activist Committee and residents gathered on Saturday, December 14 to march down Queens Boulevard during the “Winter Wander” Rally to call for a safer thoroughfare. The advocates called for a redesign of the strip with pedestrian safety improvements, dedicated lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) and protected bike lanes.

Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Top Stories Denise Romano 8/26/2013 at 5:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in [...]

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station
MTA poll looks at reopening Elmhurst LIRR station
West Queens Courier Staff 6/26/2013 at 8:41AM

BY ROSA KIM Transit officials are surveying Elmhurst residents to determine the viability of reopening the shuttered LIRR station at Broadway. The station, between Cornish and Whitney Avenues, closed in 1985 due to a decrease in ridership, officials said. But since then, the community’s residential and commercial population has increased. “When this station closed, people [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/24/2013 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 45. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 50%. EVENT OF THE [...]

Pols call for review of ‘G’ train performance
Pols call for review of ‘G’ train performance
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 1:43PM

An important transit option for Queens and Brooklyn, local politicians are calling for the MTA to review the “G” line and its numerous service issues. The train, which travels from Long Island City to Kensington, Brooklyn, and is the only subway line that doesn’t go through Manhattan, was extended recently to Church Avenue. But that [...]