Senator Avella Asks MTA “What About Northeast Queens?”

Queens, NY – This afternoon, Senator Tony Avella sent the attached letter to the Presidents of New York City Transit (NYCT) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expressing his dismay that the contingency plans announced this week to help commuters cope with this summer’s Penn Station construction failed to address the Northeast Queens transit desert.

“Given the accommodations that were made on many of the other LIRR lines, I would appreciate your revisiting the options for service accommodations and letting me know how you plan on easing this transit burden on the residents of Northeast Queens,” wrote Senator Avella.