Transportation

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 [...]

Fowl strikes cause foul feelings
News Alexa Altman 5/08/2012 at 4:00PM

Recent collisions between birds and airplanes departing city airports could give a much-needed “all clear” for negotiations between the Port Authority and wildlife conservation groups. While recent uproar mainly surrounds possible runway expansion plans at JFK, in-flight crashes with birds came under scrutiny when a Los Angeles-bound flight was quickly grounded after a bird was [...]

‘Travel & Leisure’ magazine names La Guardia worst airport in the US
‘Travel & Leisure’ magazine names La Guardia worst airport in the US
News Jay Lane 5/02/2012 at 8:50AM

Air travelers are weighing in on the best and worst airports in the United States. A poll by Travel and Leisure magazine puts New York’s LaGuardia Airport at the bottom of the heap. Travelers complain about the airport’s check-in and security process and say it’s the worst for staff communications, design and cleanliness. Read More: New York [...]

This Morning’s Headlines
Little girl left on bus; driver charged
Little girl left on bus; driver charged
News Michael Pantelidis 4/20/2012 at 11:15AM

Police parked a private bus driver in prison after she left her vehicle unattended — with a toddler still aboard. Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to Christie Avenue and 99th Street in Corona at 9 a.m. on April 12 after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a Con Edison worker who spotted a child in [...]

Railway favored over greenway?
News Alexa Altman 1/06/2012 at 1:05PM

A plan for a greener Queens has met some opposition. The Institute for Rational Mobility, a non-profit group of transit advocates, disapproves of the construction of a greenway along three miles of abandoned railway stretching from Rego Park to Ozone Park. They feel the train tracks, which have remained idle for 50 years, would better [...]

Train derailment causing delays on 4,5 and 6 lines
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:17PM

A train derailment on the northbound No. 6 line early this morning caused delays and service changes on the 4, 5 and 6 trains. Normal service has returned following the derailment though there are still residual delays. If possible riders should use an alternate route to avoid delays. No injuries were reported from the derailment [...]

MTA reduces subway service for “minor holidays”
News Michael Pantelidis 10/10/2011 at 1:22PM

New York City subway riders may notice they are waiting a little longer for the train today. Columbus Day marks the first time the MTA has implemented its “minor holiday” schedule. After studying minor holidays, the agency discovered ridership levels are often less than 75 percent of peak ridership. The reduction in service on these [...]