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Queens lawmakers demand MTA include the borough in express bus service expansion

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May. 17, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens lawmakers are calling on the MTA to expand express bus service in the borough after it was excluded from a recently announced pilot program focused on Brooklyn and Staten Island.   Seventeen state elected officials collectively penned a letter to MTA Chief Janno Lieber on May 15, calling on…
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MTA hosts open house in Jamaica to showcase Queens Bus Network Redesign proposal

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Apr. 24, 2024 By Athena Dawson Representatives from the MTA and DOT gathered at the King Manor Museum in Jamaica last week to host an open house meeting focusing on the MTA’s Queens Bus Network Redesign proposal. The open house ran from 5-8:30 p.m. on Apr. 17. Throughout the night, a handful of residents trickled…
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CB11 tells MTA to ‘go back to drawing board’ with bus network redesign proposal

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Apr. 4, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With the MTA’s Queens Bus Network Redesign project in its final stages, Community Board 11 in Northeast Queens voted down a motion endorsing the proposal as it currently stands. At their meeting on Monday, Apr. 1, board members and local residents said their main problem is with the changes…
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‘Welcome to Little Guyana’ sign installed by MTA at Lefferts Boulevard A Train Station in Richmond Hill

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Mar. 22, 2024 By Anthony Medina The sounds of Tassa drumming greeted dozens of residents at the Lefferts Boulevard A Train Subway Station in Richmond Hill, where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled its much anticipated ‘Welcome to Little Guyana’ sign, on Friday, Mar. 22. The Richmond Hill neighborhood, best known and often referred to by locals as Little Guyana, is a bustling enclave rich in Indo-Caribbean culture, heritage, and family life. Recognition from the MTA with the official signage is meant to signify the growth of the Guyanese community. Around the same time in 2021, the corner of Liberty Avenue…
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Addabbo calls on DOT and MTA to address quality-of-life issues pertaining to train trestle in Richmond Hill

Senator Addabbo views one of the new No Trespassing signs at the Babbage and Bessemer trestle to prohibit illegal parking in the bays.

Mar. 14, 2024 By Anthony Medina State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is bringing the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) together to help tackle quality-of-life issues in his district—such as filthy street conditions and loitering—near a train trestle in Richmond Hill. Residents living in the vicinity of the Richmond…
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MTA’s Queens bus network redesign plan comes under fire by transportation advocates  

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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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