Regional Rail Working Group – Rockaway Line Subcommittee


MEETING INFORMATION:


Wednesday, August 18, 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 August 18, 2010 meeting:

 

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


2.   Introductions. A brief discussion of the Penn Station - Metro Hub Plan and the reactivation of the Rockaway Line


3.   A report by Phil Strong concerning compatible vehicles for use on the proposed LIRR Rockaway Line that would be compatible on the AIRTRAIN tracks and on the LIRR tracks as well as on the AIRTRAIN tracks and on the NYC subway tracks.


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 any link below:

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 “No Rental Charge” 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:


NEW TRAVEL DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY (Only): Take the "A" train toward Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park to the Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue Station in Queens. Stay in the first few cars of the train if coming on an eastbound train from Brooklyn or Manhattan. (If coming on a westbound “A” train from the Rockaways you would have to be in the rear cars of the train.) Get out of the subway station at North Conduit Avenue and turn right walking toward the west about fifty feet to Cohancy Street/North Conduit Avenue. Walk south along Cohancy Street crossing over North Conduit Avenue and South Conduit Avenue (the Cohancy Street Bridge overpass) heading south along Cohancy Street for about another three blocks to 157th Avenue. Turn right at 157th Avenue and walk west along 157th Avenue about five blocks to Cross Bay Blvd. and then turn left at Cross Bay Blvd. crossing 157th Avenue and then head south along the east side of Cross Bay Blvd. toward Starbucks.


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 “A” 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 157th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store. At Cross Bay Blvd./157th 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 157th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store. At Cross Bay Blvd./157th Avenue walk across to the opposite side of Cross Bay Blvd. to where the Starbucks is at.


Take the "R" or “V” 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 157th Avenue/Cross Bay Blvd. in front of the Blockbuster Video Store.


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


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



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