Thursday, February 5, 2009

Q74 on the chopping block

From the Times Ledger:

More than 50 Queens legislators, college students and seniors railed against the MTA’s proposal to eliminate the Q74 bus line at a rally Friday afternoon outside the Pomonok Houses in Flushing.

Individuals slammed the move, which could take effect as early as this spring, and said it would cut off what they called a lifeline for residents going to work and school.

The Q74 runs from Kew Gardens to Flushing and was one of the lines the Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposed to cut in December.

10 comments:

jerry rotondi said...

"MIKE THE KNIFE" Bloomberg
is busy slashing city services
once again!

Anonymous said...

H-m-m-m....
notice how it always seems to be
in the less affluent neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should propose they extend the line to Atlas Park instead. ugh.

Sergey Kadinsky said...

Much of Q74's route follows existing bus lines on Main Street, the MTA's rationale goes... but it provides a one-seat ride between Kew Gardens and Queens College.

If anything, the city should create additional bus lines along our borough's major roads. While Jewel avenue has a heavily-used Q64, its parallel road, 73rd Avenue does not have a bus line. Manhattan-bound residents along this street must walk to either the Q46 on Union Tpke. or Q64 on Jewel Avenue in order to reach the subway. Both of these bus lines experience rush hour crowds and traffic backups.

I propose a Q73 that would travel the length of 73rd Avenue and Vleigh Place from Fresh Meadows towards the Kew Gardens subway station.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
H-m-m-m....
notice how it always seems to be
in the less affluent neighborhoods.
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What "less affluent neighborhoods" does the Q74 serve? Have you been on that bus line lately?

Anonymous said...

How about the Pomonok Houses?

Anonymous said...

Bus service in the northeast
(more affluent nabes)
don't seem to be feeling the pinch.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about the Pomonok Houses?

Friday, February 06, 2009

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How about Kew Garden Hills, Queensboro Hill, and Georgetown Mews? Which areas produce more Q74 riders?

If you want to protest this route being eliminated, you're right. To couch your protest on the basis of discrimination is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bus service in the northeast
(more affluent nabes)
don't seem to be feeling the pinch.

Friday, February 06, 2009
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Really? The MTA is also proposing the elimination of the Q26 and the Q75. Look at a bus map. Where do those lines run?

Anonymous said...

MTA is planning to ax Q26 bus which runs from Fresh Meadows to Flushing # 7 subway.

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?Q26Bus&1

Click on this Link above, it's the Q26 Bus Online Petition, click "View Current Signatures" and read the MANY UNHAPPY Comments left by people who REALLY need to take the Q26 to get to work, to school, to College, or to Flushing for medical doctor services.