Transportation

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 [...]

New parking regulations to help businesses
New parking regulations to help businesses
News Michael Pantelidis 10/05/2011 at 7:29PM

Commuters utilizing the muni-meter lots on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside are having their parking plans curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other local elected officials on September 29 to announce that 60 muni-meter parking spaces on Queens Boulevard and 40th Street underneath the No. [...]

For MTA info dial 5-1-1
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2011 at 7:23PM

For any MTA-related issue or question, Queens residents now have to remember only three numbers, 5-1-1. The MTA and New York State Department of Transportation announced this week that the New York State Travel Information Line will handle MTA-related inquiries, also. The number will still provide information regarding roads and bridges, traffic and congestion, ferries [...]

Empty buses at J.H.S. 194
Empty buses at J.H.S. 194
Education & Kids Bob Doda 9/29/2011 at 3:25PM

At the end of the school day outside William H. Carr Junior High School (J.H.S. 194), some school buses pulled away from the curb with less than 10 students on board. “The reason why they’re empty is because the Mayor is doing something that he claims will save money, but at the end of the [...]

Dangerous drop-off in Howard Beach
Dangerous drop-off in Howard Beach
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 9/28/2011 at 3:39PM

Some parents in Howard Beach are worried about getting their children to and from school in one piece. Parents of children who attend P.S. 232 said the intersection between 153rd Avenue and 83rd Street — between the school and the Waldbaum’s across the street — is so “extremely dangerous” that they worry for their children’s [...]

MTA ‘On the Go’ Info
MTA ‘On the Go’ Info
News Ricky Casiano 9/28/2011 at 3:07PM

The MTA is testing touch-screen displays that would be installed at subway stations in the city, including one in Queens, in an effort to provide commuters with easier access to vital information without the need of a computer. So far, one On the Go! Travel Station is up in Manhattan and four more will be [...]

Bus Stopped
Bus Stopped
Education & Kids Bob Doda 9/27/2011 at 8:32PM

DOE tell parents one day before class school buses are cut “There’s no switch you can flip that says you’re mature now,” said one angry mom to Department of Education (DOE) officials, who informed parents one day before the start of the new school year at William H. Carr Junior High School (J.H.S. 194) that [...]