NYC: Queens councilmen introduce bill requiring borough-specific transit plans

Councilmen Costa Constantinides and I. Daneek Miller are planning to introduce a bill on Wednesday, Jan. 8, that would require the New York City Department of Transportation to craft a distinct transit plan for each of the five boroughs.

“For years, residents of Queens have contended with lack of service and inefficient routes, disconnecting entire neighborhoods,” Miller said. “Eastern Queens, in particular, remains an extreme transit desert, despite decades of outreach and advocacy. This legislation will help facilitate the hyper-local analysis our transit system desperately needs as we work to provide better options for all residents of the borough.”

The legislators hope that such a bill would help the DOT planning bus infrastructure and addressing traffic congestion across the city.