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The Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Plan Won't Die
"After much uncertainty and relative quiet, an updated timeline has been announced for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX streetcar) that would connect 11 miles of Brooklyn and Queens," reports Drew Zeiba.
A new website, published by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York City Department of Transportation, details the current state of planning for the BQX. The streetcar plan has provoked strong criticism, and numerous occasions to speculate on the project's imminent demise, since it was first proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The planned streetcar route would run 13 miles, connecting Red Hook in Brooklyn to Astoria in Queens and with numerous bus and subway routes along the way.
"The BQX team proposes having at least five community board presentations and a minimum of five workshops this winter, and intend to collect public opinion on the $2.7 billion project via the new website and engage in on-the-ground outreach," according to Zeiba.