On Thursday, June 20th, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, triangle at 64th Street/Grand and Flushing Avenues, COMET will be holding a rally to protest the illegal truck traffic using Grand and Flushing Avenues in Maspeth. The event will be held rain or shine. Everyone who is affected by illegal truck traffic is urged to attend. If you attend our meetings and were given a whistle - bring it. We'll blow them whenever a truck goes by!!
Huge tractor trailers continue to use Grand and Flushing Avenues to avoid traffic on the LIE. These trucks create pollution, noise and destroy our quality of life. We are asking for the following:
- Judges in Traffic Court must enforce summonses written to truckers who are violating the regulations with regard to through truck routes and local truck routes.
- NYC DOT needs to update the truck route map on their website showing the Maspeth Bypass, which was implemented more than a year ago.
- The NYPD should provide the 104th Precinct with support units that are trained and equipped to conduct full-scale motor carrier truck enforcement on a regular basis, not sporadically, because of the high volume of over-weight and over-sized trucks that come through the location. Officers in the 104th Precinct are not trained to do this.
- Lastly, NYS DOT must do rigorous and continuous motor carrier enforcement at this location as well.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association