Sunday, November 17, 2013

Extremely Important Meeting/Workshop About The Future Of The Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) On Wednesday, Nov. 20

Dear Friends of the Rockaway Beach Line and Queens Public Transit Committee, 

Are you and your family tired of long, slow, overcrowded, dangerous, and unreliable buses, trains and roadways? Are you tired of being treated like a neglected commuter with no voice and opportunity for improvement? 

This is your time to take action with our community. Fight for your family, and a better future. 

Faster transportation is the key to our prosperity which results in more freedom and more job opportunities.  We want to reuse the Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) for faster transportation for all of Queens and the City. Development means increased economic and personal opportunities, employment, lower crime, better schools and roadways, increased neighborhood values, faster commutes, and a better quality of life. 

The QueensWay park plan is trying to stop Queens residents from having faster transportation by using the right of way for a park and stop the reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line for rail service forever.  They want to stop us from growing our economy by destroying the RBL for rail service. Link to this article:

"The Trust for Public Land, the parks advocacy group that is studying the possibility of building a High Line-like park along the right of way of the former Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line, is holding three public workshops on the plan.

Please tell your family and friends to attend this extremely important meeting.  We will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 
Ozone Park Senior Center at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church, 
103-02 101 Ave.
Ozone Park, Queens. 

Our goal is not to protest or to be disruptive but to stand up and speak up for the reactivation of the RBL, faster transportation and prosperity for all. 

Tell the NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yarders) we have a right to a better life for all of Queens. 

The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 
Emanuel Church of Christ
93-12 91 Ave.
Woodhaven, Queens. 

The second will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
91-30 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, Queens. 

and the third will be on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 
Ozone Park Senior Center at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church
103-02 101 Ave.
Ozone Park, Queens. 

The Trust for Public Land says the workshops are “an opportunity for community members, business owners and interested individuals to share input and ideas on the design and programming of the QueensWay.”

Besides the park, there are some who want to reactivate the rail line and some, especially in Woodhaven and Forest Hills, who want to the right of way left alone."

Please confirm your attendance by calling 718-474-0315 or 718-679-5309

Don't allow them to ignore and neglect us anymore. Come early and bring a poster. Make sure you get into the hall. 

Philip McManus
Queens Public Transit Committee 

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