Subject: ROCKAWAY SUBCOMMITTEE NOTICE
From: NYCTransitMan@aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:54:24 EDT
To: geohaikalis@juno.com

Hi all,
 
Were back on track again.  Our next meeting will be at Starbucks in Howard Beach on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6:30PM.
 

MEETING NOTICE

 

Regional Rail Working Group Rockaway Line Subcommittee

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6 :30 PM (Official Start Time 7:00PM)

Starbucks Coffee Shop

157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. - Second Floor (Reserved - See Important Information Below)  

Howard Beach, New York 11414

 

Agenda for May 12, 2010 meeting:

 

  1. Open forum (discussions) from 6:30PM to 7:00PM

 

  1. Introductions.   Brief discussion of the Penn Station - Metro Hub Plan and the reactivation of the Rockaway Line

 

  1. Organizing Break-Out Groups to work on specific tasks such as revising the flyer, types of compatible vehicles to use on the proposed LIRR Rockaway Line that would be compatible on the AIRTRAIN tracks and the LIRR tracks, technical alternatives for services including creating a major transfer point at the Aqueduct Station between the Line and the LIRR Rockaway Line    PowerPoint Presentation of the Rockaway Line Proposal including types of vehicles to utilize on the line.    

 

  1.   New strategies for more public and private involvement for gaining support for reactivation of the Rockaway Line.   Education Institutions Participation such as colleges and NYC trade high schools, private developers/tenants/union associations at Aqueduct, JFK Airport and the surrounding communities.

 

  1. Gaining support from local businesses located adjacent to the line, local civic associations, local development corporations, local community boards, local elected officials, local chambers of commerce, local international clubs such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions.

 


George Haikalis RRWG - Chairperson (212) 475-3394

Carl Perrera Rockaway Subcommittee Co-Chairperson (516) 532-1458

Norman B. Silverman Rockaway Subcommittee Co- Chairperson (718) 327-1577

 

For more information about the Regional Rail Working Group click:

www.IRUM.org   www.rrwg.org   www.auto-free.org    www.RockawayBeachLine.ORG .

 

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION:   Starbucks has agreed to let our group exclusively utilize the second floor of Starbucks for our meeting for Rental under the following conditions.   Everyone attending the meeting must purchase at least one drink item or one food item from Starbucks.   No food or drink can be brought in from the outside.   We must vacate the premises at 9:00PM.

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS ON THE NEXT PAGE:

Directions to the meeting by public transportation:

 

Take the "A" train toward Lefferts Blvd. or Far Rockaway to the Rockaway Blvd. Station in Queens. Stay in the rear few cars of the train if coming on an eastbound train from Brooklyn or Manhattan. (If coming on a westbound train from Lefferts Blvd. or the Rockaways you would have to be in the front cars of the train.)   When exiting at the Rockaway Blvd. Station go down the first staircase to the mezzanine level.   At the mezzanine level walk toward the staircase exit on the opposite side which would be the north side of the mezzanine.   (If you are coming on a westbound train from Lefferts Blvd. or the Rockaways you would already be on the north side of the mezzanine level and would remain on that side of the mezzanine.)   Go down the second staircase (exit) which would leave you on Liberty Avenue near to Cross Bay Blvd (adjacent to the side of the PC Richard Appliance Store).   Walk a few feet toward Cross Bay Blvd. turning left at Cross Bay Blvd.( in front of the PC Richard Appliance Store) and then cross over to the center island where there is a special bus stop for the QM15, Q11, Q53, Q21 and Q53Ltd southbound buses.   Transfer to a southbound Q53 Limited Stop Bus at that location and get off at the next stop at 157 th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store.   At Cross Bay Blvd./157 th Avenue walk across to the opposite side of Cross Bay Blvd. to the Starbucks.

 

Take the "J" train to the Woodhaven Blvd. Station in Queens.   Transfer to a southbound Q53 Limited Stop Bus at Jamaica Avenue/Woodhaven Blvd. and take Q53 bus to 157 th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd.   in front of the Blockbuster Video Store.   At Cross Bay Blvd./157 th Avenue walk across to the opposite side of Cross Bay Blvd. to where the Starbucks is at.

 

Take the "R" or train to the Woodhaven Blvd. Station in Queens.   Transfer to a southbound Q53 Limited Stop Bus or a southbound Q21 local bus and get off at 157 th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store.

 

Directions from Jamaica and South Ozone Park, Queens. Q41 bus to 157 th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd.

 

Tale the IRT #7 Subway Line or the LIRR to the 61 st Street - Woodside Station .    Transfer to a Q53 Limited Stop bus at 61 st Street/Roosevelt Avenue and take Q53 bus to 157 th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store.   At Cross Bay Blvd./157 th Avenue walk across to the opposite side of Cross Bay Blvd. to where the Starbucks is at.

 

 





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