Tag Archive: Bus

Feb 05 2013

Bill de Blasio’s Petition to End School Bus Strike


Public Advocate Bill De BlasioA letter from the office of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio asking readers to sign a petition which calls on City Hall to resume negotiations in the hopes of bringing a swift conclusion to the citywide school bus strike.


Good Afternoon NYC Bloggers, 


I was hoping you’d be interested in publicizing our petition calling on City Hall to come back to the negotiation table and end this school bus strike that’s hurting families across our City. 


It’s been for three weeks now that parents and children across the city have had to cope with this strike that has disrupted daily routines, causing economic hardship, and limiting access to essential support services.


And the Mayor is still sitting on the sidelines, refusing to get involved.


It is simply unacceptable for the City to not be engaged in the negotiation process. Too many of our children are being denied access to school and the therapies that they are entitled too.


Please tell your readers about this petition. In the last 48 hours, hundreds of parents have signed on, calling on the Mayor to acknowledge the City’s responsibility in finding resolution to this strike.

>   > Readers can click here to add their name.
Petition Press Conference Video


Together, we can ensure a resolution to this strike that retains the safest, most experienced workforce for our kids and values the bus drivers and matrons that many of us have trusted with our kids’ lives for so many years.


Permanent link to this article: http://queens-politics.com/2013/02/bill-de-blasios-petition-to-end-school-bus-strike/

Oct 02 2011

Council Member Peter Koo Disgusted With Flushing LIRR Station

Council Member Peter Koo says Flushing has a “third world train station.” For those of us that have ever been to the Flushing LIRR station, we know exactly what he means.

Downtown Flushing is enjoying the fruits of economic prosperity. Businesses are hiring and people are staying in Flushing, raising families and making improvements to living conditions instead of fleeing for the ‘burbs.  One key to Flushing’s economic success is that here, the new rising tax base is growing alongside a rapidly expanding successful territory. Many construction projects are currently underway to “develop” Flushing.

With growth there’s additional strain on the already crumbling infrastructure. Main Street and Roosevelt Ave is one of busiest intersections in New York City. A huge demand for public transportation leads to crowded lines that stretch around the block. This is normal  for the Q13 and Q 12 stops, the bus I use to access the 7 Line just like thousands of other people from eastern Queens.

I hope that Council Member Koo continues to advocate for the money to rejuvenate and update the transportation options in downtown Flushing.  We need it now more then ever, before the 7 Line is extended to the West Side and millions more people will find it convenient to make their way to Main St. to travel into Manhattan.

Let Flushing grow, support infrastructure development.

Permanent link to this article: http://queens-politics.com/2011/10/council-member-peter-koo-disgusted-with-flushing-lirr-station/

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