BQX Advocates: Transit Service Sucks, Let's Build A $2.7B Streetcar
The latest cost estimate for the project is a full billion dollars more than the original projected price tag, even after cutting the BQX route short.
Updated: May 30, 2019 5:32 PM
Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Route Will Now Be Shorter, Costlier
'It's the shape of things to come,' de Blasio said.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 10:52 AM
Leaked Memo: De Blasio's Streetcar May Not Pay For Itself
The mayor had promised that it would.
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 4:45 PM
'You're Dreaming': Downtown Brooklyn Residents Debate De Blasio's Streetcar Vision
Some meeting participants protested a proposed shift in the project's location.
Updated: Nov 17, 2016 10:51 AM
Sunset Park Residents Call De Blasio's $2.5 Billion Streetcar "An Insult To Our Intelligence"
"Everyone loves a shiny new Tonka toy, but basically you're talking about two and a half billion dollars of our money in a floodplain."
Updated: Jun 23, 2016 10:18 AM
DOT: Chill, This $2.5 Billion Streetcar Plan Isn't A "Mindblowing Idea"
"It seems like this is a mind-blowing idea to put in a streetcar, but cities all over the world are doing this, rapid fire," the NYC DOT Commissioner said.
Updated: Jun 2, 2016 1:27 PM
Red Hook Residents Question Streetcar That Could Be "Ruined In A Flood"
"I just think it's kind of foolish spending all this money building this system when it's at risk."
Updated: May 25, 2016 7:40 AM
Business Interests, Transit Advocates And Talib Kweli Rally Around The BQX
"When I was growing up Queens seemed like a world apart," Kweli says.
Updated: May 13, 2016 5:39 PM
Astoria Residents Meet De Blasio's "Foolish" $2.5 Billion Streetcar
"The BQX should not only benefit people who are moving into the neighborhood who can afford to pay $3,000 in rent."
Updated: May 10, 2016 7:38 PM
City's Study Of De Blasio's Streetcar Plan Deems It "Reasonable"
But a close read of the report reveals numerous logistical concerns.
Updated: Apr 26, 2016 8:09 AM
De Blasio Makes Case For $2.5 Billion Streetcar "Experiment"
"A lot of people are just going to take this from one point to another without transferring. This is progress unto itself."
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 6:46 AM
De Blasio's Streetcar Proposal Is A Shiny Waste Of Money
Flawed projects are often better than no project at all. But there are better ideas out there—and hundreds of thousands of desperate commuters that could use the help.
Updated: Feb 5, 2016 4:32 PM
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