Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) will be at the Elmhurst Community Center on Saturday, July 11, 2015

                The Queens Public Transit Committee (QPTC) 
             will be at the Elmhurst Community Center 
To Discuss The Rockaway Branch Line Rail Restoration And 
      AGAINST the application of SBS (Select Bus Service) on Woodhaven Blvd
DATE: Saturday, July 11, 2015 
                 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
        CONTACT: QPTC Chairman Philip McManus at:
                                or by phone at: 718-679-5309
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the QPTC will be at the Elmhurst Community Family Health Fair at St James Community Hall,  84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, Queens, NY 11373.
City Hall has created a major transportation crisis in Queens with the proposed Woodhaven Blvd. Select Bus Service.We need to expand our railways not eliminate: 
numerous travel lanes, 
numerous bus stops, 
numerous left turns, 
numerous parking spaces,
narrow remaining travel lanes, 
replace travel lanes with exclusive bus and bike lanes, 
and lower the speed limit to 25 mph,
which is causing miles of gridlock and lost productivity, 
increase commercial traffic and pollution on residential streets,
increase travel times and expenses including more devious speeding and lane camera tickets, 
higher taxes, 
increase emergency response times, and further isolate, separate and divide Queens communities. 

Why does our city spend ($32 Billion) on railway expansion in Manhattan only and demand that the outer boroughs pay with higher taxes, tickets, traffic, pollution, poverty and less services? 

Is this equality?  

City Hall is stealing our time, freedom and prosperity with longer transit commutes, taxes and increased enforcement. Select Bus Service, QueensWay, Vision Zero and Transportation Alternatives is killing Queens.

Queens must unite and expand our railway system now. 

Philip McManus

Queens Public Transit Committee
Faster transportation will create more social, economic, recreational, and environmental opportunities.  


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