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NYC DOT invites commuters to join the citywide Bike-to-Work Day tomorrow


May. 16, 2024 By Anthony Medina The New York City Department of Transportation is inviting New Yorkers to ditch their rides and grab their bikes tomorrow, May 17, for a citywide Bike-to-Work Day.  DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, who heads the citywide department, shared the invitation with city riders at the height of Bike Month. Earlier…
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MTA hosts open house in Jamaica to showcase Queens Bus Network Redesign proposal


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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Get ready to enjoy car-free streets and free Citi bike rides during DOT’s Earth Day event, Apr. 20


Apr. 5, 2024 By Athena Dawson The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced this year’s Open Streets: Car-Free Earth Day event on Saturday, Apr. 20, with a record number of streets going car-free. New Yorkers can expect an action packed day filled with fun activities and educational events related to environmentalism, climate…
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New interactive street art “Lights Up” downtown Jamaica 

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Feb. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson The Downtown Jamaica Partnership launched three free new interactive street art installations in the heart of downtown Jamaica. The temporary installment dubbed the ‘‘Light Lane ” features  colorful lights and music that emits from the three stationary bikes that make up the installments. When pedaled, different graphics appear on…
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Weigh in on $70 Million investment in Downtown Jamaica, Open house scheduled Monday


Jan. 5, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and other stakeholders, is hosting an open house in Jamaica Monday to provide the community with an opportunity to help shape the plans for a $70 million investment in downtown Jamaica. The open house,…
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Queens Boulevard in Woodside to undergo $23.75 million revamp

Dec. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Boulevard in Woodside is about to undergo a $23.75 million overhaul thanks to a federal grant that Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. The hefty grant will primarily go toward safety improvements along the boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street. The project will include the construction of new… Read more »

DOT shares updates on bikes, e-scooters and car share at Queens meeting


Dec. 14, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Alternative transportation options in the form of shared mobility will continue to expand for Queens residents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).  At this month’s borough board meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, the heads of 14 community boards, along with Borough President Donovan Richards, heard from the DOT about the upcoming rollout of its e-scooter program, Citi Bikes and the ongoing car share program. E-Scooters Rollout In the spring of 2024, eastern Queens will be getting e-scooters after a successful pilot program that was launched in the east Bronx in 2021 and has seen…
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Drivers beware: MTA activates bus lane enforcement cameras along Jamaica Avenue


Nov. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA has activated the bus lane enforcement camera on the Q54 route in southeast Queens. The NYC Department of Transportation will issue warning notices to violators during the first 60 days on implementation The Q54 route is now the 21st bus route to have Automated Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) cameras activated on its route and it is the fifth activation by the MTA so far this year. ABLE cameras capture drivers violating bus lane rules in real time and are aimed at deterring motorists from blocking these lanes to improve bus service and…
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City’s e-scooter share program to expand to Queens in 2024

Jun. 15, 2023 By John Schilling The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Thursday, June 15, the city’s e-scooter share program will expand to Queens next year. The program will now cover areas of eastern Queens spanning approximately 20 square miles from Flushing and Auburndale to Rochdale Village and Springfield Gardens. The DOT, which launched…
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