Thursday, March 13, 2014
Message from Philip McManus, Queens Public Transit Committee
The Queens Public Transit Committee had a successful Drive By Rally for the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, the new Queens Crosstown. We want to increase our public exposure.
See photos below.
The Queens Public Transit Committee believes faster transportation for Queens is the key to our recovery, our unity, our renaissance and our quality of life.
We need to improve our economy, increase access to jobs & better schools through faster transportation which will reduce unemployment, crime and suffering. It's time to unite Queens with the new Queens Crosstown.
We need your help to win the Queens Rockaway Beach Line.
We went to four significant locations with posters for the Queens RBL.
Ask your closest family, friends, transit advocates to volunteer for the new Queens Crosstown today.
We had 18 volunteers at our rally.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Please ask your family and friends and commuters to sign our petitions to support the Reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, the New Queens Crosstown, eliminate the toll on the Queens Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for everyone and expand the Queens Rockaway Ferry:
Queens Public Transit Committee
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FASTER AND EASIER TRIP INTO MANHATTAN, WOODSIDE, REGO
PARK, WOODHAVEN, OZONE PARK, HOWARD BEACH, BROAD CHANNEL AND ROCKAWAY BEACH?
JOIN OUR GROUP QUEENS PUBLIC TRANSIT COMMITTEE!!!
The Queens Public Transit Committee is promoting the reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) as a mass transit option. This means restoring the former right of way in a manner in which it was intended – a transportation mode that will offer a fast and safe trip into central Queens and Manhattan.
Restoring rail service to the line will reduce travel times, pollution, dangerous streets and overcrowded roadways, buses and trains. Rail service has always resulted in increased economic activity which results in more jobs for everyone. Workers and students will be able to get to their destinations quicker while increasing their quality of life which can translate into more productivity overall. When the LIRR operated trains there, it took a maximum of forty minutes to enter Manhattan compared to at least 2 times that amount right now. This transportation crosstown corridor was lost to us in 1950 and 1962 when it was shortened, then eliminated.
Increased bus service is not the answer as they tend to get stuck in traffic which can result in an unreliable spacing of buses and long wait lines to get on them.
Unite with your fellow commuters and fight to reduce overcrowded, dangerous and unreliable roadways, buses and trains.
Don't spectate...participate and do something about it.
The Queens Public Transit Committee is organizing for better access to jobs, schools and the entire New York Metropolitan area through the reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, subway or LIRR.
Send your QRBL message to Governor Cuomo an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIGHT FOR BETTER ACCESS TO JOBS AND SCHOOLS
WITH FASTER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS BY
REOPENING THE QUEENS ROCKAWAY BEACH LINE
AS THE NEW QUEENS CROSSTOWN RAIL LINE!!!
The Queens RBL is only one to six blocks east, travels north/south and parallel to Woodhaven Boulevard, from Penn Station through Central Queens to South Queens.
For more information, contact Queens Public Transit Committee by visiting this Blog:
Liberty Avenue / Cross Bay Boulevard