MTA Cuts Ribbon At LIC Subway Station Complex

Michael Gianaris

June 08, 2011

Queens Gazette wrote about Senator Gianaris' attendance at the Court Square Station Complex ribbon-cutting ceremony.

MTA officials were joined by community leaders on June 3 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the expansion of Long Island City’s new Court Square Subway Station Complex. The completion of this project links the G line station at Long Island City-Court Square with the Court Square Station on the 7 line and the Court Square-23rd Street Station on the E and M lines.

This transfer is projected to benefit approximately 20,000 customers each weekday significantly impacting a growing residential area. A major part of the project was Citigroup’s construction of a direct enclosed free transfer between the Court Square 7 and Long Island City- Court Square Stations on the E, G and M. Customers no longer need to leave the system and re-enter with their MetroCards to make this transfer.

The event was attended by state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Community Board No. 2 Chairperson Joseph Conley and Citigroup’s Long Island City Site President, Maria Veltre.

“This new transfer station will help commuters travel more conveniently in and out of Long Island City,” state Senator Michael Gianaris said. “The public-private partnership between the MTA and Citi should serve as a model for future projects during these difficult budget times. I am thankful to everyone who played a part in making this announcement a reality.”

Read the full article here.