Tag: transportation

New protected bike lanes likely coming to Astoria this year: DOT

June 3, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan At a community meeting in Astoria on Thursday, dozens of locals erupted in applause after the Department of Transportation (DOT) outlined its proposed changes to a major chunk of 31st Avenue.  The biggest potential change is an approximately mile-long stretch of parking-protected bike lanes. Converting the corridor to a… Read more »

New chair elected for Queens Community Board 1

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Community Board 1, which covers parts of Long Island City, Astoria and Woodside, elected Evie Hantzopoulos as its new chair during the most recent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Astoria World Manor, at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. Hantzopoulos has been a member of the community board since… Read more »

The Q4 bus will be free starting this Sunday

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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…
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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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QueensLink hosts Ozone Park town hall to discuss plans for old Rockaway Beach line

Mar. 23, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed About 50 community members attended the QueensLink town hall in Ozone Park on March 16 to discuss plans for the dormant 3.5 miles Rockaway Beach train line that would bring accessible transportation to transit desert communities.  Volunteers of QueensLink heard community feedback on how to best meet residents’ needs…
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