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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.

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Is Gaining Steam With Officials

Brooklyn Queens Connector Plan Draws Mixed Opinions

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Will Get De Blasio's Endorsement

Nonprofit Wants 17-Mile Streetcar Linking Brooklyn & Queens