Outdoor Events Supplement Ongoing Mobile Van Pop-Up Sites to Collect Feedback from Community
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced locations of five outdoor events that will be held throughout the summer to engage with customers in-person and gather feedback on the Queens Bus Network Redesign New Draft Plan. This update follows the initial notice of the outdoor pop-up events in the announcement of a partnership between the MTA’s MetroCard Mobile Sales vans and the Queens bus redesign project team to provide customers with more in-person opportunities to learn, ask questions and comment on the plan.
Customers can stop by any time and learn the goals behind redesigning the Queens bus network, talk to a team member about their commute and how the proposed route changes would affect their trip. The outdoor events are an opportunity for riders to share changes they would like to see and their initial thoughts on the plan.
“These outdoor events are a great way to engage the community in discussions about the New Draft Plan,” said Senior Vice President of NYC Transit Buses Frank Annicaro. “We hope that many Queens residents take a few minutes out of their day to stop by and learn how the redesign aims to speed up service, improve their commute, and ultimately provide feedback – a critical element to a successful redesign.”
Below are the dates, times, and locations of the upcoming events:
Queens Public Library at Flushing on the plaza at Kissena Blvd and Main St
Tuesday, July 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mandarin and Korean interpreters will be available.
34 Ave Open Street between 77 and 78 streets outside of Travers Park
Thursday, August 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Spanish interpreters will be available.
Beach 97 St at Shore Front Pkwy
Wednesday, August 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Forest Park, Woodhaven Blvd at Forest Park Dr
Tuesday, August 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Roy Wilkins Park, outside Rec Center at Baisley Blvd and 177 St
Tuesday, August 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Language interpreters, including ASL, can be made available upon advance request no later than five business days before the event you want to attend. Please email email@example.com to request accommodations and include “QBNR accommodation request” in the subject line.
These events will be held outdoors and may be rescheduled for severe weather. Please be sure to check the project webpage or MTA social media channels before heading out to one of these events for the most up to date information. Similarly, the dates and locations of the MetroCard mobile sales pop-up events, where members of the team are on-site to talk about the New Draft Plan, are also listed on the main webpage.
Route profiles for the New Draft Plan are available online. These profiles pages provide a detailed description of the proposed route changes, including proposed subway and bus connections, a stop list showing which stops the route would serve and which are proposed to be removed, and a map of the proposed route showing exactly where proposed service is added or discontinued, along with callout boxes explaining which routes would replace discontinued segments.
Online resources and informational material about the Queens Bus Network Redesign is available on the project’s main website including links to the New Draft Plan, an interactive map that allows users to post comments directly on proposed bus routes and stops, and a link to the comment portal to submit feedback.