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New York City Council, Transportation Committee
Public Hearing April 24, 2007
Place, American Legion Hall at Broad Channel, Queens NYC
Agenda, Inquiry into the current state of transportation in South Queens
EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES FOR QUEENS
Running Time, 35 minutes cut into 16 segments
Format, encoded for Windows Media Player 7 or better

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Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn opening statement.

time 2:09
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Councilman John Liu, Chair Transportation Committee opening remarks.

time 3:22
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Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr opening remarks.

time 1:15
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Chairman Liu questions DOT on bus routes.

time 2:36
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Chairman Liu questions DOT on ferry service.

time 2:35
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MTA report on Rockaway Beach Line reopening.

time 2:12
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Democratic District Leader Lew M. Simon remarks on Rockaway Beach Line reactivation.

time 2:16
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Community Board 6 District Manager Frank Gulluscio remarks on heavy street traffic.

time 2:30
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MTA on mass-transit alternatives for Queens.

time 2:03
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The solution is to reopen the old Rockaway Beach Line.

time 2:00
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Drives to municipal parking lot and takes 8 trains to see Manhattan doctor.

time 2:23
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Takes over 2 hours to get to work.

time 1:57
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Ozone Park Civic, overwhelmed by truck traffic.

time 1:22
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A problem for highschool students in Queens. No public transportation to get from one part of Queens to another.

time 1:13
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5,000 additional housing units under development without current mass-transit support; reactivation of Rockaway Beach Line needed-no more excuses.

time 3:00
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Not for ferry - previous ferry service a disaster.

time 2:08

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