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Revamp of Beach 67th Street subway station completed in the Rockaways

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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,…
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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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MTA adding extra service on 7 line, Long Island Rail Road during U.S. Open

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,…
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Southeast Queens leaders welcome new discounted LIRR fares for Far Rockaway residents

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…
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South Queens lawmaker, MTA initiate enforcement operations at bridges to the Rockaways, with more crackdowns coming soon

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…
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