Rockaway Beach rail line

MTA plan includes restoring Rockaway Beach Rail Line
MTA plan includes restoring Rockaway Beach Rail Line
South Maggie Hayes 10/07/2013 at 1:38PM

The Rockaway rail line will soon be back on track. The MTA released its 20-Year Capital Needs Assessment, which includes the restoration of the Rockaway Beach Rail Line. “This report is a huge step forward,” said Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder. Goldfeder petitioned Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority and MTA last year in hopes of bringing [...]

Op-Ed: Recovery through economic activity and investment
News Queens Courier Staff 2/26/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER Last year, the legislature passed a bill, as the first step in the process to amending the state constitution, allowing enhanced gaming in up to seven locations across the state. While this was only the beginning, it was a huge victory for Queens families who have already benefited from the economic [...]

QueensWay vs. LIRR debated at public forum
News Terence M. Cullen 10/01/2012 at 3:32PM

As the fate of the land that was once the Rockaway Beach rail line remains uncertain, residents of the area are divided between a nature walkway and revival of the LIRR. At a public forum on Saturday, September 30, hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, there were advocates for the QueensWay — the proposed [...]

Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
Fate of defunct Queens rail tracks to be debated
News Terence M. Cullen 9/27/2012 at 11:20AM

The future of 50-year defunct rail tracks that run from Rego Park to the Jamaica Bay will be debated on Saturday, September 29 at a public forum hosted by the Woodhaven Residents Block Association (WRBA). The hearing, to be held at the Queens Tabernacle at 1 p.m., will host advocates for a natural walkway, Friends [...]