Jan. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that it has completed its revamp of the Beach 67th Street subway station in the Rockaways and that it is now accessible for all riders. The Beach 67th Street subway station is now fully accessible to all passengers, with the MTA installing two new elevators. The elevators go from the street to the mezzanine and platform, making it easier for passengers with mobility issues, disabilities and those with strollers or bulky items like beach umbrellas and surfboards to access the subway. The Beach 67th Street subway station,… Read More
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… Read More
Aug. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) helped kickoff U.S. Open Fan Week on Aug. 21 at Corona Yard adjacent to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where the main draw gets underway from Monday, Aug. 28, and will run through Sunday,… Read More
Aug. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry After years of legislative wrangling in Albany by elected leaders from southeast Queens, Far Rockaway residents will finally be able to purchase discounted rides on the Long Island Rail Road within Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan under CityTicket beginning Sunday, Aug. 20. While the program has been available to commuters… Read More
Aug. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry After successful MTA crackdowns against persistent toll violators at the bridges and tunnels that connect Queens to Manhattan and the Bronx, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato initiated enforcement operations last month at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge that links the Rockaways to the rest of the borough over Jamaica… Read More
Generations of Far Rockaway residents have been plagued with some of the longest commute times in the nation along with additional expenses, but on May 4, state Senator James Sanders and his colleagues in government announced a breakthrough.
Lawmakers from every corner of Queens gathered on March 22 in the state capitol to call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to include funding for an MTA fare freeze and a free bus pilot in the final state budget as negotiations continue through April 1.
Feb. 16, 2023 By Michael Dorgan New York City lawmakers and public transport advocates held a rally in Albany on Tuesday, Feb. 14, calling on the state to pass a finance bill worth nearly $11 billion that they say would fully fund the MTA through 2026 and make it more efficient. The legislation, known as… Read more »