Transportation

Members of the Green Light NY coalition took to Albany to request the approval of the Driver License Access and Privacy Act. (Photo via El Diario)

Advocates Press for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Yorkers

Immigration, New York, Transportation April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

A broad coalition of activists and pro-immigrant groups gathered in Albany to push for the approval of a bill that would grant undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Do Lee (Photo by Rachel Ramirez via CUNY Graduate Center)

The Immigrants Who Rely on E-Bikes

East Asian, Immigration, Labor, New York, Transportation April 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

In his study on e-bikes, Ph.D. candidate Do Lee finds that immigrant workers, especially older Chinese workers, rely heavily on the mode of transportation, reports World Journal.

Delivery workers use electric bicycles in New York City. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relief for Delivery Workers as Mayor Moves to Ease E-Bike Ban

Government, Labor, New York, Transportation April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Delivery workers – mostly immigrants – expressed relief as the mayor announced that the city will allow some e-bikes on streets after multiple complaints over increased fines and confiscations by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Taxi drivers like Víctor Salazar fear that more drivers may attempt to take their own lives if no solution is found to the crisis. (Photo via El Diario)

Taxi Drivers Demand Regulations to Prevent Driver Suicides

Labor, New York, Transportation March 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm

After the suicide of four drivers, two of them Hispanic, overwhelmed by the disruption generated by ride-hailing apps, activists and leaders demanded action from City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Commuter Ana Torres (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Leaders Urge Subsidized MetroCards for the Poor

New York, Transportation March 27, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Latino politicians and commuters are increasingly pressuring Mayor de Blasio to allocate $60 million to Fair Fares, a program to subsidize MetroCards for the poor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

Assemblyman Ron Kim speaks about a bill he and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, left, are pushing to prevent deadly bus crashes like the one in Flushing last month. Young Lim, center, whose husband was injured in the Northern Boulevard collision, came out in support. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing Officials Seek Tighter Regulations for Private Buses

Government, New York, Queens, Transportation October 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

Following the deadly bus crash in Flushing last month, Assemblymember Ron Kim and state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, have introduced bills to strengthen regulations on private buses, reports Queens Chronicle.

At 62, Cuban-born William Guerra feels that the dream of the yellow medallion taxi is crumbling down with the support of the local and state authorities. (Photo via El Diario)

Broken Dreams of Medallion Cab Owners

Labor, Latino, New York, Transportation July 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Thousands of NYC immigrants who saw a secure future in medallion taxis say they are at risk of losing their pensions due to the disruption of Uber-like apps, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by mike, Creative Commons License)

Citi Bikes for the Bronx?

Transportation Alternatives is gathering signatures on a petition urging the city to expand Citi Bike availability in the Bronx and other underserved areas, Norwood News reports.

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.