Tag: JFK Airport

JFK taxi dispatchers charged in bribery scheme for line-cutting privileges: DA


Apr. 1, 2024 By Bill Parry

Nine taxi dispatchers at JFK Airport were arraigned Monday in Queens Criminal Court on bribery charges for taking cash in exchange for letting drivers pick up passengers at terminals without waiting in line with fellow cabbies in chronically long lines at the central taxi dispatch holding lot.

26 Pro-Palestine protesters arrested for blocking traffic at JFK 


Dec. 29, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Dozens of protestors in solidarity with Palestine briefly blocked traffic at JFK Airport on Wednesday, amid one of the busiest travel periods of the year.  Video footage of the incident shared on social media shows travelers leaving cars with their luggage in tow to walk around the blockage on the Van Wyck Expressway, leading to Terminal 4.  The Port Authority Police Department was first notified of the disruption at approximately 11:30 a.m. The protesters formed a human chain that blocked three lanes of traffic heading towards the airport. Traffic heading out of the airport was…
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MTA debuts new turnstiles at Jamaica subway station designed to increase accessibility, hinder fare evasion


Dec. 6, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA announced on Dec. 4 the installation of the first-ever wide-aisle fare gates and a new customer service center at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport subway station in Jamaica. The first full replacement of traditional turnstiles in the subway system will improve accessibility for riders with wheelchairs, strollers…
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