Transportation Alternatives

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 [...]

Queens buses fare well on annual survey
Queens buses fare well on annual survey
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 12/12/2012 at 11:16AM

The NYPIRG’s Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives just gave out two awards for the poorest bus service in the city, but only a few Queens buses were cited as slow or unreliable. The first, called the “Pokey”award, is for the slowest route and determined by volunteers who ride 34 bus lines that are renowned for [...]

MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
MTA to hike fares in ’13, ’15 & ’17
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 10:10AM

City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]

Queens MTA riders call for more service restorations
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:05PM

Recently rolled out MTA restorations drew praise from many, though some advocates and politicians said Queens riders were still left in the lurch. Following deep 2010 slashes to service in the five boroughs, the MTA announced $29 million in restorations and new service to dozens of subway lines and bus routes accounting for approximately one-third [...]