The borough’s City Council delegation, in a letter to the city transportation commissioner, sought funding for a study to run a light rail on a little-used section of Long Island Rail Road track that stretches from Jamaica to Long Island City.
“Existing travel conditions for residents are inconvenient and arduous, and it is vital we take advantage of any opportunity to lift this burden,” Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Queens) wrote in a letter signed by 14 of her colleagues.
Crowley told the Daily News that a light rail would give Queens residents a reason to leave the car at home and avoid the crowding on the No. 7 and E lines that now carry riders across the borough.
Crowley said a transportation option would cut travel times for commuters and encourage commercial development in her neck of Queens. She said the light rail could be a transit link from eastern Queens to the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.
What we've learned here is that Crowley loves developers...and hasn't looked at a railroad map.
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