On May 20th at the CB5 Transportation Committee meeting, the MTA came back with a final Q45 bus proposal. We consider this to be a small victory for the residents of Glendale.
The three new proposals that were introduced by Norman Silverman and his partner Peter Liu, called the "C" proposals, all have bus loops within Atlas Park. However, they still plan to extend this bus to Atlas Park via 80th Street starting at Eliot Ave. This will mean additional bus stops from Eliot Ave to the Furmanville Ave. Once the bus crosses Furmanville, it will use the existing Q29 bus stops. This fight is still not over yet.
There is a public hearing tentatively scheduled for the June CB5 monthly meeting. Surprisingly, the MTA Bus Company does not plan on attending since they have said they are putting this plan through regardless. They also claim that they are doing this for the betterment of the mall, something that Norm Silverman finally put on the record last night.
We will keep you posted for further details. If anyone wishes to see the proposals, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request them.
The Committee to Stop the Q45