U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
Rockaway Beach line restoration gets federal support
South Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 3:19PM

Proposed revival of the Rockaway Beach LIRR Line has gotten some federal backing. Congressmembers Hakeem Jeffries and Gregory Meeks are all-aboard for restoring the 50-year-defunct line in a new form, which would effectively link Rego Park to Ozone Park via mass transit. Together with Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, they have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation [...]

MTA receives nearly $200M in Sandy aid
MTA receives nearly $200M in Sandy aid
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/07/2013 at 3:33PM

After Sandy wreaked havoc on the MTA’s infrastructure, the transit agency is finally receiving the millions it will take to repair the damage. The Federal Transit Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the MTA $193.1 million in total funding to reimburse storm preparation costs and to help rebuild public transit, bridges and tunnels, [...]