Outer borough transit gets $50 million infusion

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Everyone knows two-thirds of Queens is a transit desert.

Many neighborhoods, like most of northeast Queens outside of Flushing, don’t have MTA train lines. Commuters are forced to take unreliable buses or pay more to hop on the LIRR.

State lawmakers from Queens are looking to improve transit for outer-borough straphangers. In the 2018-2019 state budget, Assembly members secured $50 million to improve transportation.

“As a representative of an area with no subway or train lines and very limited bus options, I look forward to working on ensuring that these funds are properly allocated to improve Queens transit,” said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic from Fresh Meadows.

“With this new funding, we aim to improve transit options in some of the most underserved parts of our city” added Assemblyman Ed Braunstein from Bayside.

Time will tell how this $50 million will be broken down for improvement projects throughout the borough.

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