Transportation

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.

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.