Transportation

The first LOT Polish Airlines plane arriving from Warsaw at Newark International Airport was greeted with a water salute. (Photo by Sebastian Kunkowski via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish Carrier LOT Returns to Newark

Eastern European, Metro Area, Transportation May 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its Warsaw-Newark International Airport service after a hiatus of four years, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Bradley Gerstman speaks in front of the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Immigrant Cabbies Sue Over Medallion Devaluation

Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation May 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

As the value of a city-issued taxi medallion has dropped as much as 70 percent because of competition from Uber and other apps, Hispanic cab drivers are suing the city and TLC arguing they are unable to retire, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

On April 24, Assemblymember Ron Kim, middle, speaks at a press conference at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, joined by members of taxi driver associations and South Asian community organizations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Kim Reintroduces Bill to Raise Penalties for Assault on Taxi Drivers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Assemblyman Ron Kim has reintroduced a bill raising the penalties for assault on taxi drivers, Korea Daily reports.

Assemblyman Bill Colton and Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong at the Southwest Marine Waste Transfer Station last summer after yet another environmental violation was discovered. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Continuing to Fight Against New SW Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Business, Transportation April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The city just signed a $3.3 billion agreement with Waste Management which will cover hauling garbage from the new Southwest Marine Transfer Station, but local officials vow to keep opposing the transfer station, writes Kings County Politics.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.