LIC transit
Feb 20, 2019 | 2673 views | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Regarding the recent editorial "Regardless of Amazon, invest in LIC infrastructure," it should include improved transportation access.

Record construction in Long Island City has not been accompanied by any significant increase in transit capacity to accommodate 10,000 new residents. The same is true for thousands more residents and those who commute from other neighborhoods to jobs in LIC.

Riders have had to endure too many years of inconvenience of work on Communication-Based Train Control on the 7 line. With or without CBTC, there are opportunities to increase capacity and service by running trains more frequently mid-day, evenings, overnight and weekends.

There is always equipment used primarily for rush-hour service that is available to provide additional service during off-peak hours. It is a question of finding millions of dollars more to cover operating costs.

New ferry services will be able to accommodate only so many riders. In many cases, a majority of new residents will need the subway rather than the ferry to access Manhattan and other boroughs.

Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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