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More Details of Brooklyn-to-Queens Streetcar Proposal Emerge

One interesting detail to note: the BQX streetcar proposal, as its currently known, originated not from the de Blasio Administration but from a Brooklyn-based real estate company.
April 25, 2016, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dana Rubinstein has the scoop on the details of a city-commissioned report to study the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar (BQX) proposal announced in February of this year.

The article reveals a few surprising details, the first being that the BQX was "dreamed up by executives at Two Trees, the DUMBO-based real estate company owned by the Walentas family." Also included are details about projected ridership, projects costs, and travel times. Rubinstein also reports that about" 70 percent of the route would get a dedicated right-of-way."

That last detail inspired Yonah Freemark to tweet his reactions to Rubinstein's article. Freemark's tweets include a reference to a February column he wrote to describe the necessary planning decisions for a successful BQX

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Published on Friday, April 22, 2016 in Politico New York
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