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  1. extension to Co-Op City, running directly adjacent to I-95 along a concrete viaduct to Co-Op City Blvd. • Hutchinson River Pkwy (entrances on both sides of the highway) • Bartow Ave • Co-Op City Blvd (last stop) New (purple) running the length of I-495/LIE to Springfield Blvd, joins the at/near Hunterspoint Ave. Majority of the line would run along the median of I-495 along a concrete viaduct. • Van Dam St / Greenpoint Ave • Maurice Ave* (idk, looks a bit industrial) • Grand Ave • “Tri-Boro RX” • Queens Blvd / Woodhaven Blvd • 108th St • Flushing Meadows • Main St • Kissena Blvd • 164th St • Utopia Pkwy • 188th St • Francis Lewis Blvd • Oceania St • Springfield Blvd (last stop) Unlike the , the would only have two tracks due to space/weight constraints, however, the stops being placed a bit further apart should negate the need for an express track anyway. Tunneling is very expensive, I’d have it come above ground as soon as possible (don’t know where exactly), plus you’d get some nice views that way. All elevated stations would be completely enclosed with heating/cooling, arriving trains would line up with glass doors.
  2. Why wouldn’t expanded subway service in Queens be useful? I think Northern Blvd would make a good east-west corridor, even if it isn’t served by the , but my reasoning was that the ends at Court Square, it can stand to go a bit further. But you’re right, more people will be traveling to Manhattan than Brooklyn. It’d connect LaGuardia with Manhattan and the subway system, wouldn’t that be a good thing? I mean you could extend the loud outdoor to LaGuardia, I was trying to avoid that. And as far as space, make more space. CBTC, deinterlining, or shift something around some other way. Or send the (or the ) to LaGuardia instead of down Queens Boulevard. We need expansion to help reduce the reliance on cars. Once upon a time we had lines running out over farmland, it helped induce demand, Queens by itself is the 4th most populated city in the U.S., Brooklyn is the 3rd, the demand for expansion into subway deserts (most of Queens) is there. I mean, financially, Springfield Blvd would obviously make more sense, but I don’t see a Little Neck Pkwy extension being entirely useless. Quite a few lines also approach city limits. In a perfect world we could have both, I think AirTrain LGA to Willets Point is quite dumb and little more than a pet project for Cuomo, however a connection to Jamaica would open it up to a much much larger passenger base, making the project (which is being built) more worthwhile. People traveling to LGA via the AirTrain from Jamaica and people traveling to LGA via the NorthernBlvd/LGA subway would mainly be coming from different directions. LGA is just too centrally located within NYC to not have a subway connection, it’s just asinine that this isn’t a thing already in existence.
  3. If the MTA could get costs under control: • Run the under Northern Blvd all the way to 223rd St/Cross Island Pkwy in Bayside. Its new Brooklyn terminus would be Atlantic Terminal. • Penn Station - LaGuardia line, follow the from Penn to Northern/Broadway, continue along the new Northern Blvd line (with the new ) before... A) Branching off at I-278 and running north to the Grand Central Pkwy and turning east under the GCP to LaGuardia, either terminating there or continuing on to Flushing or Rikers/Bronx. B) Branching off of the new Northern Blvd line at Junction Blvd and continuing north to LaGuardia and either terminating there or continuing on to Rikers/Bronx. • Extension of the Archer Ave line south under Merrick Blvd all the way to Springfield Blvd. • Q44-ish subway line - new line originating at Jamaica Center (or Springfield Blvd on the new Merrick Blvd line), splitting with what’s currently the at Main Street and running all the way to the new Northern Blvd line in Flushing, meandering under Northern Blvd west to College Point Blvd, running under College Point Blvd before turning under College Place to White Plains Road in the Bronx, continues under White Plains Road to Fordham Road where it turns west under Fordham Road, terminating at 207th St with the . • Extension of the under Hillside Ave to Little Neck Pkwy. • PATH and SIR fully connected/integrated into the subway system. for Richmond County, for Hudson County (or Hoboken), and for Essex County (Newark). Extension of the new to Perth Amboy. • New Staten Island line under either Victory Blvd or Forest Ave, turning south under Richmond Ave, comes above ground by the Staten Island Mall while still continuing south along Richmond Ave to the Eltingville Transit Center (now a train station), heads southwest along the median of the Korean War Veteran Pkwy where it meets again with the at the Huguenot Station, also terminates at Perth Amboy. • Bring the new south to Elizabeth, terminating alongside a third Staten Island line that spurs off of the new Staten Island line running from Forest Ave or Victory Blvd/I-278 and over the Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge. This one isn’t as realistic as the others, the Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge is limited to a few operations per day, a bus line between Staten Island and Elizabeth is probably the best option. • Not really subway related, but I’d extend AirTrain LGA from Willets Point to Jamaica Station.
  4. Umm....yikes. Q85 via Guy R Brewer....whatever, but no more Green Acres? I just can’t see why they’d eliminate such an important destination, it’s nonsensical (if true). That’s not going to go over well, at all. Q44 truncated to Briarwood? Lol What? From what I’ve seen so far, this redesign looks like it would’ve made every single one of my commutes more difficult. Nothing’s finalized of course, but this isn't looking great. I like the Linden Blvd route though, it’s long overdue.
  5. No number at all on this one (not very helpful I know), just saw it a few minutes ago all the way out here in Suffolk. First time seeing this scheme on Nova. Not a fan of the SBS wrap on these buses with the new paint scheme....
  6. I hated these, they seemed to live on the Q85 during the most crowded periods. You can barely hold onto anything. Lol that green sponge stuff inside the seats used to be all over the place. I can't count how many times I couldn't even make my way off the bus so I'd end up getting off at Jamaica Center (the last stop).
  7. I think a lot of people would be against an extension down LIRR tracks. It'd be a double-edged sword, the cheaper fares would be nice but the is already pretty terrible & slow and it'd probably get worse and SE Queens would probably be cut off from the LIRR system which a A LOT of people do use...Manhattan isn't the only destination people go to. It'd be amazing if they could share tracks but that'd never happen with those unnecessary regulations and potential fare beating, plus those narrow stations which would have to accommodate Subway & LIRR passengers at the same time.
  8. Bus lanes would be nice. My trip which was entirely within Eastern Queens and was basically an hour and a half (& upwards of 2 hours on occasion) ride in a damn stairwell, it's ridiculous and beyond draining, especially knowing it's a 25-ish minute drive. I don't even use public transportation anymore (except the LIRR once in a while), I can't take it. It's funny to see people with subway access & these short little commutes complain, I'm not saying they don't have a right to but I'd gladly trade commutes. I kind of wish the Q5 SBS was never cancelled, it wouldnt be of use to me but I know I'm not the only one that had/has a daily commute that's equivalent to a ride to Philly (or Delaware on a bad day) and back. It was needed. Staten Island & Eastern Queens commuters will always have my sympathy.
  9. My zip code is shared by Jamaica & Springfield Gardens. I've never seen South Jamaica, NY 11434 which is interesting considering "Jamaica" (11434) is South Jamaica. I see neighboring JFK gets listed under "New York, NY 11430" a lot of the time in addition to "Jamaica, NY 11430" & "John F. Kennedy Airport, NY 11430".
  10. Wowowow when did this happen? O_O Nice shot!
  11. A lot has changed since the last time I've been on here. I like the new look.
  12. They never seemed that bad to me, they're pretty smooth. However the inside is very annoying when the bus is packed (which is 99.9% of the time), whether you're standing or sitting. I never knew they were that old though.
  13. Rosedale just seems like it'd be random destination for someone coming all the way from the other side of Queens, especially when Green Acres is literally right down the road.
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