Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

Long Island City Marketing Campaign Delayed

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a group of Long Island City businesses are still sorting out details for a marketing campaign that would run during a series of weekend shutdowns on the 7 train. While the MTA works on three infrastructure improvement projects on the 7 train for 13 weekends […]

MTA Builds Up Tech Services

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer By this summer, Queens residents will no longer have to worry about a call being cut off in the subway. On Feb. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that wireless cell phone service and Wi-Fi will be installed in all 29 of Queens’ underground subway stations in the coming months. […]

MTA Discusses 7 Train Shutdowns

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer While the MTA works on three infrastructure improvement projects on the 7 subway line each weekend, starting at the end of February through July, it has agreed to recompense customers traveling to and from Queens and Manhattan with an advertising campaign to promote the many restaurants and cultural institutions in […]

Community Protests 7 Train Repairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, business owners, cultural and community leaders who frequently use No. 7 train called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents by conducting service on the train line for 22 continuous weekends. These disruptions will begin Feb. 28 and are projected to […]

MTA Includes Queens LIRR In Capital Plan

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Could the Metropolitan Transportation Authority possibly reactivate a defunct Long Island Rail Road line in the next two decades? That is what transit activists hope after reading the MTA’s Capital Needs Assessment from 2015-2034. In page 133 of the report, the agency lists possibly reviving the train line as a […]