Queens advocates want Glendale-based freight rail operator off the tracks for good

Ryan Kelley

February 22, 2018

Originally published in QNS.com on February 21, 2018

A lawsuit filed by former employees of New York & Atlantic Railway (NYAR) accusing the Glendale-based operator and its parent company, Anacostia Rail Holdings Company, of widespread mistreatment and discrimination has led to calls for radical change.

On Feb. 21, a joint letter sent from Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Assemblyman Mike Miller and state Senator Joe Addabbo to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota called upon the agency to terminate its agreement with NYAR if these allegations are proven true. They cited a history of other safety concerns.