The new Brooklyn Queens streetcar

Goal

To introduce green transportation into a growing residential area BQX

Project

Brooklyn Queens waterfront neighborhood is growing and needs new transportation. A new streetcar route would be able to serve the needs of neighborhood residents. The construction and implementation of the streetcar are estimated to cost $2.73 billion and generate an economic impact of $30 billion and approximately $1.4 billion will be raised to fund its construction.
The city has announced that it will try to obtain federal funding as well as pursue other sources of funds for the project. The BQX will be linked to other existing modes of transportation, including subways, buses, ferries, and the CitiBike.

400 000 residents will be served by new streetcar

2018 Preparatory work

2023 Finalization of the construction project

2024 Beginning of construction

2029 Commissioning

Results

State: economic impact
Citizens: increased ease of travel

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