Brooklyn Queens Connector
The BQX is back (maybe)
There’s a new website and public meetings scheduled to plan the future of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector. Does it mean anything?
BQX streetcar’s viability debated at City Council hearing
The city is studying a bus rapid transit route as an alternative
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar plan picks up speed
A crucial next step in the BQX approval process is finally happening
Does NYC really need the BQX?
A revamped plan for the BQX, which would connect Brooklyn and Queens along the East River waterfront, raises more questions than it answers.
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar changes course, will cost more
The streetcar is no longer making stops in Sunset Park and Dumbo due to the cost and potential low ridership
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar overlooked in city’s 2019 budget
As feasibility studies wrap up, the $2.5 billion project is left out of the city’s budget
BQX needs federal assistance, de Blasio admits
The Mayor has previously stated that the city will entirely fund the streetcar project on its own.
BQX misses key deadline, potentially delaying streetcar project by months
The city was supposed to launch the public review process for the streetcar project by the end of the year.
Peek inside a life-size model of the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
The nonprofit behind the streetcar, Friends of the BQX, is hoping to shore up support for the transit project.
More roadblocks could keep the BQX from becoming a reality
There are still concerns about sources of funding, and how the BQX will connect to the subway and buses.
Gentrification fears loom in new anti-Brooklyn-Queens streetcar documentary
With progress on the Brooklyn Queens Connector seemingly at a standstill, a new documentary sets out to show the fight against it.
Downtown Brooklyn residents say they ‘don’t need’ de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
Residents argue it isn’t worth the cost — or the traffic
City unveils possible routes for the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
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.
Brooklyn-Queens streetcar will be helmed by former Toronto politician
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.
Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Advocates Launch Community Organizing Initiative
Friends of BQX looking to gather support for proposed neighborhood connector
The Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar May Actually Be Happening
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.
Red Hook Residents Are Divided Over De Blasio's Streetcar Proposal
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?
Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Might Necessitate Two New Bridges
If the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) eventually comes to pass, it may require the construction of two new bridges in Brooklyn and Queens.