One key victory in the state's annual budget battle is a $50 million annual fund to improve outer-borough transit, secured by Queens legislators. It will improve service in areas with no subway or commuter train links and very limited bus options.
Kew Gardens Hills is one of those areas. Some of this money should be used to restore the Q74 bus line, which ran between the Union Turnpike subway station and Queens College.
This was a vital service for Kew Gardens Hills residents and Queens College students until it was discontinued in 2010 under the MTA's system-wide budget cuts.
Our only link to the subway is the Q46 Union Turnpike bus line, which is often unreliable and overcrowded.
Queens College runs a shuttle bus service for students, but it's not accessible to disabled riders, notes a report in the student newspaper.
Restoring the Q74 will benefit thousands of riders who need it. Councilman Rory Lancman and Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal must work hard to make this happen. Let them know how you feel.
Kew Gardens Hills