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Queens Council Members to Rally for a Better Queens Bus Redesign Plan Friday

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Jan. 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The New York City Council Queens Delegation will rally for a better Queens Bus Network Redesign Plan on the steps of Borough Hall in Kew Gardens Friday.

The Council Members say the current draft plan cuts bus services and fails to incorporate community input.

The plan to overhaul the borough’s bus routes has faced criticism from residents and elected officials alike since the MTA published it on Dec. 31.

Last Thursday, 15 Queens lawmakers penned a letter to the MTA officials asking for a complete redo of the current draft plan, which they said lacks the funds necessary to reach parts of the borough inaccessible by subway.

The current plan is only a draft. A final redesign plan will be released in the second quarter of 2020 after the MTA hears from community members.

The agency is holding several workshops throughout Queens in the coming month to collect feedback from residents.

Residents can also provide feedback on the plan directly to the MTA through an online form.

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Toni Mason

This plan is the worst! Ridiculous and not realistic at all! Go to mtabusredesign.com, and see for yourself. They are not taking riders into consideration at all! Students, Workers, Seniors, Disabled, Moms w babies!!

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Dr. Barry

Will they address the idling QM bus situation along Metropolitan Ave or the issue with the bus drivers taking shortcuts through unauthorized narrow two way residential streets? South Forest Hills has been plagued with these issues since the revision of the bus route and countless number of vehicles are damaged because of it along with quality of life deteriorating because the idling and environmental concerns these bus drivers have created. I will be in attendance to address this along with the new route for the QT48. Hopefully some of our fellow residents will be as well. Our zip code pays some of the highest taxes among a handful of others but appears to have very little voice or power. We need our fellow residents to speak up with concerns, issues or even just their opinion otherwise we’ll be forced to live with whatever they decide is best for us and not what actually is.

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