From the Daily News:
In Queens, transportation advocates and elected officials pointed to a wish list of projects sorely in need of federal funding.
City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), chairman of the Council’s Transportation Committee, said his priority would be expanding the borough’s bus network.
“It’s not the most sexy-sounding, but it’s what we need in Queens,” he said, pointing to the borough’s scarcity of subway lines. “Residents in Queens rely on buses more so than in any other borough.”
The rail resources in Queens also need attention, Liu said. “There are dozens of subway stations and LIRR railroad stations whose maintenance has been deferred for years. Those stations need to be fixed up as quickly as possible,” he said.
Sewer upgrades also top the list for some city officials in southeastern Queens, where development is outpacing infrastructure improvements.
"The water pollution control plant [in Rockaway] needs to be updated," said Jonathan Gaska, district manager of Community Board 14, which serves the peninsula. "Our population is growing at a tremendous rate because of all the development down here."
Fear not: if we don't get money for these improvements, we won't allow that to stop us from moving forward with further overdevelopment of the borough.