Transit




A rendering of the city's vision for Flushing West from the 7 train tracks. image via Department of City Planning

City Unveils Details on Flushing West Rezoning: A Waterfront Promenade and a Possible Bus Terminal

The polluted waterfront blocks in eastern Queens known as Flushing West are an industrial wasteland: vacant lots, warehouses, a scrap metal business, a lumber yard, a U-Haul rental. But the city hosted a meeting Wednesday night laying out its plan to rezone the 10-block swath along Flushing Creek and revitalize the area with new residential development.

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Workers replace track on the L line in April 2015. Photo by Patrick Cashin via the MTA Flickr

Can Public-Private Partnerships Fill Holes in the MTA’s Budget?

The Citizens Budget Commission released a report earlier this week that predicted the MTA wouldn’t be able to fully repair all 467 of its subway stations until 2067, with suggestions on how the transit authority could finance repairs faster. The group suggested raising money through public-private partnerships, which can be incredibly effective. But when they’re negotiated poorly, these partnerships can cost cities and states millions.

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