Tag: jfk-airport

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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Port Authority agreement reached to expand truck parking at JFK Airport, bringing relief to southeast Queens streets


Nov. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens residents have complained of illegal truck parking around JFK Airport for years, a quality-of-life issue that was exasperated during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 21, the Port Authority Board of Governors approved a lease supplement with JFK AP LLC, the operator of a truck parking, fueling and…
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Port Authority collaborates with York College on new academy as part of $19B redevelopment of JFK Airport


Oct. 31, 2023 By Bill Parry The Port Authority recently announced an agreement with York College in Jamaica and CUNY to launch an Aviation and Aerospace Academy as part of the $19 billion redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The initiative will provide an aviation-focused weekend and summer education and enrichment program in science,…
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QueensLink hosting town hall meeting in Ozone Park, giving residents a chance to sound off on city’s plan for long-dormant train line

Mar. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry Ozone Park residents and transportation advocates from around the borough will be able to ensure their voices are heard on Thursday, March 16, during QueensLink’s town hall. The meeting at MS 137 America’s School of Heroes will allow QueensLink the opportunity to ask the community how best to meet…
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