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‘Why people don’t trust politicians,’ Queens pols react to Hochul’s congestion pricing snafu 

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Jun. 7, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Governor Kathy Hochul surprised everyone on Wednesday when she announced that congestion pricing would be paused indefinitely.  “Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground — not from the rhetoric from five years ago. So, after careful consideration, I have come to the difficult…
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Man struck by 7 train in Jackson Heights Wednesday afternoon in attempted suicide: NYPD

May. 22, 2024 By bparry

[caption id="attachment_74676" align="alignnone" width="700"] A man attempted suicide by jumping in front of a 7 train in Jackson Heights Wednesday afternoon. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is expected to survive, according to the NYPD. Photo courtesy of MTA[/caption]
May 22, 2024 By Bill Parry

Queens lawmakers demand MTA include the borough in express bus service expansion


May. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens lawmakers are calling on the MTA to expand express bus service in the borough after it was excluded from a recently announced pilot program focused on Brooklyn and Staten Island.   Seventeen state elected officials collectively penned a letter to MTA Chief Janno Lieber on May 15, calling on…
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CB11 tells MTA to ‘go back to drawing board’ with bus network redesign proposal


Apr. 4, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With the MTA’s Queens Bus Network Redesign project in its final stages, Community Board 11 in Northeast Queens voted down a motion endorsing the proposal as it currently stands. At their meeting on Monday, Apr. 1, board members and local residents said their main problem is with the changes…
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CB7 transportation committee expresses concerns over Queens bus redesign to MTA


Jan. 19, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a Community Board 7 transportation committee meeting on Thursday evening, the MTA noted various concerns that northeast Queens bus riders have with their plan to overhaul the borough’s entire bus system for the first time in decades.  The Queens Final Bus Redesign Plan, unveiled by the MTA in…
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MTA’s Queens bus network redesign plan comes under fire by transportation advocates  


Jan. 8, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Advocates standing up for elderly, disabled and low-income bus riders brought up several issues with the MTA’s proposed plan to redesign the entire Queens bus network during a virtual meeting held by a transit advocacy group on Thursday.  About a dozen participants who familiarized themselves with the MTA’s $30 million bus plan, which was unveiled in December, say that its proposed removal of over a thousand bus stops will hurt riders. While the MTA hopes to give riders faster and more consistent service, while also combatting low ridership, advocates argue that it has failed…
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Queens officials celebrate completion of renovation project at Flushing-Main Street subway station


Nov. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing Council Member Sandra Ung joined representatives from the MTA to celebrate the completion of upgrades at the Flushing-Main Street subway station on Nov. 22. The improvements, which took nearly two years to complete, consisted of the replacement of eight staircases and installation of eight new ones, the addition of four new points of entry to the station and the creation of two new fare control areas.  MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said that the expansion was one of the largest modernization projects undertaken by the MTA.  “Installing new staircases, creating new entries…
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