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The buses on the Woodhaven corridor are too overcrowded and unreliable and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority does not care.

It is hoping the problem will go away. It has increased buses, but the buses are still overcrowded and unreliable.

The Rockaway Boulevard bus stop going to Rockaway during rush hour is full of pushing and shoving. Many people are afraid at this location. People are angry and frustrated. I think people will start to assault each other.

Norman Silverman, of the MTA, said the overcrowding will improve after the A train reopens again.

He said no to 24-hour Q52 and Q53 bus service. It costs too much and they have no more resources. One lady spent more than $20 to get to Rockaway from Liberty Avenue.

If you miss the last bus at Rockaway Boulevard at night to Beach 95th Street, it can take you more than two hours to get home via the Howard Beach bus shuttle through Far Rockaway.

This is amazing and incredible! The MTA does not care. What can we do?

Most people are taking the Q52 and Q53 to get home faster. Many people have given up.

I am not sure, but I think the shuttle bus to Far Rockaway is useless. It takes too long.

We need to organize constantly. Tell people to contact me, Philip McManus, at Join the Queens Public Transit Committee for better public transit. Join any group that will fight for better transit. Contact our elected leaders, media and the MTA to give more service.

Do not give up. We also need to fight to reopen the old Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach line and provide better transit options for Queens.

Philip McManus

Rockaway Park

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Philip McManus from Rockaway Park says:
Do you hate your stressful commute? Is it too long, overcrowded and unreliable?

Why does Queens have so much congestion and overcrowded roadways, buses and trains?

Why does it take 2 1/2 hours to get from Bayside to Rockaway?

Why are commuters forced to take numerous unnecessary transfers to get from north, south, east and west in Queens?

Why don't we use all our roadways, bridges, tunnels and unused train tracks to reduce travel times?

We need help to distribute membership flyers on the streets and on business windows and bulletin boards in Queens. Please join us at our public rallies and petition drives.

Could you donate 15 minutes to give out flyers on your bus or train?

We the people who organized the Queens Public Transit Committee want faster transportation for your destination, work, home, school, shopping, recreation, etc. If your destination is faster so will ours.

We know that safe, fast, reliable transportation will help create more social and economic opportunities and a better life for everyone.

It boggles the mind that we do not expand our transit system for ourselves and our children.

A growing economy is good for our City and Queens.

The most important correlation to our economy is transportation and education.

We must be able to move freely, quickly and be free to learn and train for our future careers.

Our standard of living is in decline because we have a corrupt government and society that would rather lie to the people and not live by the Truth.

We need to grow and build community support for faster transportation, including the Queens Rockaway Beach Line.

The reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) will expand the NYC transit system, increase social and economic opportunities for all, while increasing property values and tax revenues. It's good for Queens.

The RBL will decrease pollution, accidents, unemployment, crime and government dependence, reduce present and future overcrowding and unreliable buses, trains and roadways at a much, much greater level than the QueensWay plan.

The QueensWay plan will only benefit a few people and a small area of Queens. It's the small plan while the transportation plan is the big plan, the most inclusive plan.

Reusing the Queens RBL for transportation is the best plan. It will reunite north and south Queens, decrease travel times and increase investments for everyone especially the poor and middle class areas that are underserved, excluded and separated from the American dream.

The QueensWay plan and the No Way plan are exclusive and divide our borough. It also prevents development and investments in Queens.

The borough of Queens needs jobs
and businesses for all the people so we can grow and help each other.

The NIMBY plan is called the Do Nothing Plan because it does very little to support Queens and the city.

Please support our cause and our group. We need to educate and organize the people to promote faster transportation and significantly reduce travel times.

Please ask your family and friends and commuters to sign our petitions to support the Reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, the New Queens Crosstown, eliminate the toll on the Queens Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for everyone and expand the Queens Rockaway Ferry:


Philip McManus
Queens Public Transit Committee

Dec. 25, 2013, 9:56 pm
Philip McManus from Rockaway Park says:
Our leaders in government need to wake up and support faster transportation before we lose jobs and tax revenues.
The disastrous delays and overcrowding to get to the Super Bowl by mass transit is an illustration of the crisis.

We need faster transportation options asap. We need more buses, trains, ferries, carpooling, bikes, HOV lanes, express buses to Manhattan and new buses and trains from the Bronx to Queens to Brooklyn to Staten Island.

Imagine the business and jobs created and the unity for our City.
Imagine if everyone in the City could get to any neighborhood within the City within one hour by public and private transit.

Do you think this would save time and money for everyone?

We need to use every possible roadway, highway, bridge, tunnel, waterway and unused train tracks like the Queens Rockaway Beach Line and TriBoro RX.

I refuse to exclude any transit options to get around. Everyone uses a car once in a while especially when they go shopping.

I'm a proponent of faster transportation and expanding our transit system across the region so people can be more productive at work, home, and their communities.

Thank you to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, New York Daily News, Congressmen Meeks and Jeffries, State Senator Avella, Queens Community Boards 5 and 14 for their support of faster, better transportation.

Please ask your family and friends and commuters to sign our petitions to support the Reactivation of the Queens Rockaway Beach Line, the New Queens Crosstown, eliminate the toll on the Queens Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for everyone and expand the Queens Rockaway Ferry:


Philip McManus
Queens Public Transit Committee

Feb. 3, 2014, 11:57 am
joyce from ventrella says:
The people of n.y.c.need to act. And act now where it counts let your ideas be heard.speak up where it counts.its your god given right to make this world work for u and everyone.we need to make changes in our transportation.we need to hold persons not doing there jobs accountable.speak-up and do it is your civil right.when u see something wrong say something right. ...
April 24, 2014, 9:07 pm

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