Sam Schwartz devised the Brooklyn-Queens Connector – a much-needed connection for city commuters

The Sam Schwartz team analyzed the feasibility of what would be the longest streetcar line in the US, running 17 miles along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The project began with a thorough analysis to identify the best mode to serve this corridor. Once determined to be streetcar, project focus shifted to planning the most effective feasible alignment to spur and accommodate further residential and employment growth and connect residents to major hubs of technology and industry.

Read more: Brooklyn-Queens Connector, Sam Schwartz

Further reading:

Mayor de Blasio Details Latest Plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, The City of New York

A Streetcar Ride to New York’s FutureNY Times

New Details Emerge for the BQX, New York City’s proposed Waterfront Streetcar RouteThe Architects Newspaper

Former NYC Traffic Commissioner ‘Gridlock Sam’ On Board with Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar, NY Daily News

Sneak Peek at de Blasio’s Streetcar’s Likely Queens-Brooklyn RouteCrain’s

Brooklyn-Queens Connector: Lessons to be Learned from New Jersey Light Rail, AM New York