Brooklyn Queens Connector
The city is studying a bus rapid transit route as an alternative
The streetcar is no longer making stops in Sunset Park and Dumbo due to the cost and potential low ridership
As feasibility studies wrap up, the $2.5 billion project is left out of the city’s budget
The city was supposed to launch the public review process for the streetcar project by the end of the year.
The nonprofit behind the streetcar, Friends of the BQX, is hoping to shore up support for the transit project.
There are still concerns about sources of funding, and how the BQX will connect to the subway and buses.
With progress on the Brooklyn Queens Connector seemingly at a standstill, a new documentary sets out to show the fight against it.
Residents argue it isn’t worth the cost — or the traffic
The city’s Department of Transportation and Economic Development Corporation agencies have released a detailed 25-page report that looks at potential routes streetcar may travel.
The once scandal-swathed ex-politician (think Anthony Weiner) will first be tasked with convincing the residents along the BQX’s proposed route to get on board with the project, essentially asking them to deal with years of construction at minimum.
Friends of BQX looking to gather support for proposed neighborhood connector
The city commissioned a study of the proposal put forth by Two Trees Management and found that most of its suggestions were "doable" and would in fact halve the travel time between the two boroughs.
One of the purported benefits of the proposed streetcar that would connect Brooklyn and Queens is the fact that it has the potential to connect transit-starved Red Hook to many other neighborhoods—but do Red Hook residents want that?
If the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) eventually comes to pass, it may require the construction of two new bridges in Brooklyn and Queens.