MTA plans boro subway, bus service cuts

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, Congress, District 27, District 30, Governor on December 23, 2009 | No Comments

Transit officials have approved drastic subway and bus system cuts because of a nearly $400 million deficit, but the new MTA chairman as well as several MTA board members appeared to suggest the possibility of a way out or at least mitigating the worst of the dreaded plan. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder listened [...]

Keep W train: West Qns. pols

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, District 19, District 22, District 36 on December 23, 2009 | No Comments

Astoria’s elected officials blasted the city’s decision to shut down its W train service last week, saying thousands of western Queens residents rely on the subway to commute to Manhattan. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Dec. 16 in favor of subway service cuts that would include eliminating Astoria’s W train completely in the spring. The [...]

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‘Doomsday’ returns for MTA

Posted by Philip Newman in Governor on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

Transit officials, once again teetering on the edge of a financial abyss, said they will be forced to shut down the W and Z subway lines and 25 bus routes, carry out layoffs and pay cuts and take free MetroCards away from a half-million schoolchildren. “I wish I could tell you that losing this amount [...]