The Regional Plan Association is among the organizations that support the BQX. “Our aging infrastructure and increasing capital costs continue to strain our transit system while 40 percent of New Yorkers cannot walk to a subway station,” said RPA Senior Associate Maulin Mehta. “This has caused an increase in private and for-hire vehicles clogging our streets and polluting our air. Congestion pricing will address some of these concerns, but more than half of the city’s job growth over the last 15 years has been in the outer boroughs. Surface transit ideas including light-rail projects like the BQX offer important expansion options for neighborhoods that lack transit alternatives.”
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