MTA study backs new commuter line connecting Brooklyn and Queens

The new rail system would be built alongside an existing freight line that runs through the two boroughs.

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TeamMisha
TeamMisha
248 · 14 days ago · Reddit

In reality there should be a constant and consistent state of expansion of transit. We are basically 80 years behind. We should not be having these once per century blips of expansion circa the 2nd ave subway, they should be proposing and building out new lines over time. Where has a century of capital budget money (what the MTA uses to fund major work) gone? All we have is tiny blip of the 2nd ave subway and 1 extra station on the 7 that IIRC was partly funded by Hudson Yards. Depressing. Still no solid Queens to Brooklyn, no Queens to Bronx, no circular/​ring routes, no rail to Staten Island, no new routes to NJ river adjacent cities, a whole lot of nothing. We should not be relying on once in a lifetime miracles like activating the IBX corridor that already has the right of way. I fear after the 2nd Ave boondoggle we may not see expansion again for a very long time, even though we need it!

procgen
procgen
193 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Brings a tear to my eye to think that someday my great-great-grandchildren will be able to enjoy this.

internallylinked
internallylinked
65 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Study???????? Dude just look at the map and it’s obvious. Or go to Google Maps and check direction from Astoria to like Bushwick. I was meeting a friend there, it would take me an hour to with train, 35 minutes with car and 28 minutes on a bike. Study closed, connect other boroughs you donkeys

yoshimipinkrobot
yoshimipinkrobot
29 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Straight up fire all American companies working on this and hire the Spanish, French, and Italians to build the projects. They all do rail at a fraction of the cost and far faster than us. The Italians!

D_Ashido
D_Ashido
12 · 14 days ago · Reddit

As long as I'm alive I will ride this from end to end at least once. I probably won't be of working age where this would help my commute, but it would be cool to finally ride the abandoned track of my youth.

badoldways
badoldways
5 · 14 days ago · Reddit

While we're at it can we extend the M train north from Metropolitan Ave to Elmhurst Ave? It sure would be nice not to ride the entire length of the train through Brooklyn and Manhattan to get back to Queens.