John Chen, the head of the Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights, speaking at a gathering of community leaders condemning United Airlines for its forcible ejection of a passenger on April (Photo by Jingwen Wang, via World Journal)

Chinese Community Demands Resignation of United Airlines CEO

Brooklyn, East Asian, Transportation April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

A group of community leaders urged Chinese in the U.S. and in China to join forces to boycott United Airlines in the wake of the violent removal of a Chinese-Vietnamese passenger from a United flight on April 9, World Journal reports.

Riders, activists and elected officials demanded a fair transit fare for New Yorkers. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

MTA Fare Hikes Renew Calls for Low-Income Commuters Subsidy

Brooklyn, New York, Transportation March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hispanic leaders and residents, dismayed at the latest MTA fare hikes, are renewing calls to provide half-price MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Benoit Cohen driving his taxi (Photo via French Morning)

French Filmmaker Becomes New York Cab Driver for a Year

Culture, Manhattan, New York, Transportation, Western European March 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

French filmmaker Benoit Cohen worked for a year as a New York taxi driver to research for a future film and a book that will be presented March 15 in Manhattan, French Morning reports.

A commuter van in Far Rockaway, Queens (Photo by Jason Lawrence, Creative Commons license)

Commuter Van Crackdown & the Caribbean Community

Caribbean, Government, New York, Transportation February 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life looks at what the Commuter Van Safety Act, signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, means for the Caribbean community.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

Peter Fontanes, one of the Access-A-Ride program users who joined Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference where he announced the findings of an audit that revealed that the transportation system fails to serve New Yorkers efficiently. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Program Disappoints Disabled Users

Government, New York, Transportation May 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

The New York City Comptroller performed an audit that revealed the program’s inefficient management and that less than 50 percent of the services are offered on time, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Parcel delivery businesses feel the effects of Trump's execitive order (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinese Immigrants Cancel Trips After Trump’s Executive Order

Business, East Asian, New York, Transportation February 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has prompted Fujianese immigrants to cancel trips to China, in turn affecting Chinese delivery businesses in New York, reports World Journal.

Lacking a driver’s license makes it difficult for undocumented people to perform everyday errands such as taking their children to school or go grocery shopping. (Photo from New York Immigration Coalition via El Diario)

Renewed Calls for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Yorkers

New York, Transportation February 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

With the “Green Light NY Driving Together” campaign, activists seek once again to pressure the state legislature to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Macha Peña said that she already has a hard time paying for her MetroCard. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Commuters, MTA Hike Could Have Been Worse

Latino, New York, Transportation January 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Cash-strapped Hispanic commuters expressed relief that MTA fare hikes are not as bad as expected, but complain that prices are too high already,  El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Life in the Fast Lane After Graduation

Life in the Fast Lane After Graduation

East Asian, Long Island, Transportation, Video April 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm

SinoVision English Channel visits New York Auto Depot and speaks to owner Nicholas Lam, a math major who turned a passion for cars into a business selling vehicles to international students.

Demonstrators press for a Metrocard subsidy. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Activists Propose Metrocard Subsidy for Low-Income Residents

New York, Transportation April 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A proposal to subsidize MetroCards is well received among immigrant subway users who would see a relief in their expenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The community attended the board session in Mamaroneck on Monday, where support for the campaign seeking to issue driver’s licenses was approved. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Joins Westchester Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Metro Area, Transportation January 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Mamaroneck is the latest Westchester town to join a campaign in support of statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.

Commanding officer Judith Harrison, right, of the 109th Precinct speaks at a roundtable meeting with Korean and Chinese small business owners in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Parking Pressure in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Police, Queens, Transportation January 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Business owners in Flushing expressed concern about parking spaces taken up by NYPD patrol cars, making it difficult for customers to find a place to park, Korea Daily reports.

Driver Woo Suk Jung recently became an Uber driver after working for a Korean call taxi company (Photo by Soyoung Kim for Voices of NY)

Korean Taxi Companies – and Drivers – Respond to Competition

Business, Business Fellowship 2015, Transportation March 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Korean call taxi companies, and their drivers, are adjusting to the new business environment of app-based taxis and shared rides in the New York area.

Jean Shin in front of "elevated" at the 63rd St. station on the new Second Ave. subway line. (Photo by Joeun Lee via Korea Daily)

Korean Artist’s Work Featured at New Subway Station

In an interview with Korea Daily, Korean-born Jean Shin discusses her art, New York and the New York spirit at the opening of the 63rd Street station of the Second Avenue subway, which features her installations, entitled “Elevated.”