Category Archives: Transportation

Rockaway’s Ready For The Ferry

Members of the Community Board 14 Transportation Committee met with representatives from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower Cruises and Events, the San Francisco based company

Source: Rockaway’s Ready For The Ferry

Rockaway’s Ready For The Ferry

Members of the Community Board 14 Transportation Committee met with representatives from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower Cruises and Events, the San Francisco based company

Source: Rockaway’s Ready For The Ferry

MTA Mulls Jamaica-Flushing Bus Plan

According to the MTA, a trip from Jamaica Center to Midtown Manhattan takes only 28 minutes via the E train, while a trip half the distance – from Jamaica Center to Flushing – takes more than 40 minutes by bus.

In an effort to remedy this commuter nightmare, the Department of Transportation has been working with the MTA and New York City Transit since January, on a proposed plan to bring a collective 23 miles of faster bus service to one of its highest ridership corridors.

Similar to recently announced plans for Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards, the proposal would implement Select Bus Service between Jamaica and Downtown Flushing, thereby improving travel time and increasing comfort for more than 90,000 daily riders.

This story first appeared in the April 2, 2015 edition of the Queens Tribune.

School Zone Tickets Nulled

Last week, County Executive Ed Mangano declared amnesty for all speed camera tickets issued this summer.

Drivers across Nassau County were up in arms due to the recent implementation of the school zone cameras, which had issued numerous violations since they were installed just weeks ago. The source of residents anger with the county’s speed cameras stems from lack of warning and the cameras issuing speed violations even when school wasn’t in session.

According to Chris Mistron, director of Nassau County Traffic Safety, while some residents were taken by surprise, summer school hours were considered a violation period.

“We didn’t utilize a warning period of sorts,” Mistron told the Levittown Tribune, acknowledging the shock some residents experienced after receiving a violation in the mail.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 27, 2014 edition of the Levittown Tribune