No Disruption To 7 Trains For Festivals

Last week, the MTA announced that 7 train service between Queensborough Plaza and Times Square would be available during the weekend of May 17-18, a big weekend for Long Island City events. According to a statement from the Long Island City Partnership, the area is expected to draw significant visitors from throughout the City for […]

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 […]

MTA President Fails To Listen To LIC Residents

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Residents, local businesses and community groups voiced concerns to Metropolitan Transportation Authority representatives about the dire need for a shuttle bus that goes directly to Grand Central during the weekends of the No. 7 train shutdowns, between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza, during a special meeting last week at PS/IS […]

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 […]

Goldfeder Pushes For Bus Time

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) recently urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately expand their real-time bus tracker, the MTA Bus Time App, to cover all Queens bus routes. MTA Bus Time allows travelers to locate their next approaching bus via smart phone, web or text message through a GPS tracking system serviced by the […]

Wonder or Blunder?

Why travel to Egypt to marvel at the Great Pyramids or travel to Greece to admire the Colossus of Rhodes when you can simply swipe your MetroCard? According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, there’s a new world wonder in town. Last week, at an event honoring transit heroes, de Blasio praised the City’s transit agency, […]

MTA To Renovate Flushing LIRR Station

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A plan to renovate the entrances to the Flushing-Main Street Long Island Rail Road station has been approved. On Jan. 29, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board unanimously voted in favor of an effort by the MTA and LIRR to acquire the property at 40-36 Main St. using the New York […]