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Express Buses: Is spending $6.50 worth it?

Express Buses: Is spending $6.50 worth it?

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

September 20, 2017

Imagine a bus that could take you from SJU to Midtown Manhattan in less than 35 minutes; a bus that makes less than five stops in Queens once you board at the Union Turnpike/168 Street bus stop, before proceeding straight to Midtown; a bus with comfortable seating, charging ports and a smooth ride to your...

MTA fare increase set for March 22; St. John’s commuters will feel the effects

Talia Tirella, News Editor

February 5, 2015

Back in January, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a fare increase that will go into effect on March 22. The current base fare for travel by both subway and bus is $2.50 and will be increased to $2.75. The cost of a 30-day Metrocard will be raised by $4.50, up to $116.50, according...

Gov. Cuomo proposes AirTrain to LaGuardia

Gov. Cuomo proposes AirTrain to LaGuardia

Shawn McCreesh, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans last week to build an elevated AirTrain line connecting LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to the Long Island Rail Road and the New York City Subway system via the 7 train at Willets Point. Currently the only way to travel to the airport is by bus or car. The AirTrain will...

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