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For Immediate Release: Contact:
Monday, March 11, 1991 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Monday, March 11, 1991

Peter Stangl, Chair
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
347 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Stangl,

On behalf of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, Director Anne Lupkin, I write to urge the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to maintain Q79 bus service on Little Neck Parkway.

Northeast Queens residents, especially our seniors and our youth, rely on the Q79 to reach the Little Neck Long Island Railroad Station, the Samuel Field YM&YWHA and Deepdale General Hospital. In addition to the Y, three other member-organizations, Bellerose Jewish Center, Little Neck Jewish Center and Temple Torah are situated on, or one block off, Little Neck Parkway.

The proposed elimination of this important service will destroy north-south service in the communities of Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Douglaston and Little Neck. Instead, you agency should direct the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to look at smaller buses for this route, making the bus service on Little Neck Parkway more regular, and extending the southern terminus of the Q79 across the City-line and Jamaica Avenue to the Floral Park Long Island Railroad Station.

Eastern Queens remains a two-fare zone and continues to be underserved by the mass transit in our region. Eastern Queens continues to experience increases in its senior citizens and youth populations instead of diminishing our service, the MTA and the NYCTA should look at enhancing service to our communities.

Corey B. Bearak
Legislative Chair
Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council




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