ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A QUICKER AND EASIER TRIP INTO MANHATTAN?
IF THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE,
JOIN OUR QUEENS PUBLIC TRANSIT COMMITTEE!!!
The Queens Public Transit Committee is promoting the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) in Queens as a mass transit option. This means restoring the former Long Island Rail Road right of way in a manner in which it was intended – a transportation mode that will offer a quick and safe trip into central Queens and Manhattan.
What restoring rail service to the line will do is to reduce long travel times, dangerous streets and overflowing traffic. Rail service has always resulted in increased economic activity which results in more jobs for everyone. Workers and students will be able to get to their destinations quicker while increasing their quality of life which can translate into more productivity overall. When the LIRR operated trains there, it took a maximum of forty minutes to enter Manhattan compared to at least 2 or 3 times that amount right now. This transportation crosstown corridor was lost to us in 1950 and 1962 when it was shortened, then eliminated.
Increased bus service is not the answer as they tend to get stuck in traffic which can result in an inconsistent spacing of buses and long wait lines to get on them.
Unite with your fellow commuters and complain about being stuck in your car traffic or in an overcrowded bus.
Don't spectate...participate and do something about it.
The Queens Public Transit Committee is organizing a march and rally for better access to jobs, schools and the entire New York Metropolitan area through the reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, subway or LIRR.
Send this message to Governor Cuomo an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIGHT FOR BETTER ACCESS TO JOBS AND SCHOOLS
WITH FASTER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS BY
REOPENING THE QUEENS ROCKAWAY BEACH LINE
AS THE NEW QUEENS CROSSTOWN RAIL LINE!!!
The Queens RBL is only one to six blocks east, travels north/south and parallel to Woodhaven Boulevard, from Penn Station through Central Queens to South Queens.
For more information, contact Queens Public Transit Committee by visiting this blog for information about fixing this vexing transportation problem: http://rockawaybranchline.blogspot.com/