Sep. 28, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Councilman Robert Holden says the MTA constantly fails New Yorkers in response to the MTA’s letter to the councilman earlier this month. Holden initially sent a letter to the MTA Chairman John Lieber, on Thursday, July, 27, urging him to extend the QM24 and QM34 express bus service to 10 p.m. every day instead of 7:20 p.m. Holden continued in his letter by stating the two bus schedules are severely restricting the residents in his district, whose primary means of travel is public transportation. Holden also suggested the MTA should offer a senior discount… Read More
The MTA’s free bus pilot kicked off Sunday, Sept. 24, with one route in each borough waiving fares for at least six months as the transit agency studies the impact on service delivery, bus speeds, and ridership.
Sep. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The Q4 bus which runs from Jamaica toward Cambria Heights will be fare-free starting this Sunday, Sept. 24 — and will last for at least six months and possibly up to a year. The first-of-its-kind initiative is part of the MTA’s pilot program to determine how free service affects… Read More
Queens pols and advocates are still calling for new transit service on a long-disused rail line that they say would shorten residents’ punishingly long commutes, but have to contend with the Adams Administration’s desire to build a park instead.
Aug. 28, 2023 By Anthony Medina Police from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene of a vehicle collision with an MTA bus in Middle Village that left nine passengers injured last week. Police say an eastbound Q54 bus was traveling toward Jamaica Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and was stopped in traffic at approximately 10:40 p.m., when an unknown vehicle driving in front suddenly reversed to avoid a garbage truck. According to the MTA, it was a pickup truck driver who backed into the right-side front bumper of the Q54 bus as the bus was standing in traffic. The… 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
amNewYork Metro, in conjunction with the MTA, present “Ask the MTA,” a column where MTA officials answer your questions about transit service in New York City. If you have a question for the MTA about subways, buses, commuter rails and more, email askthemta[@]amny.com.
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