Join us April 25 for cocktails and conversation on the future of surface transit in New York.

As New York’s population booms and subway construction costs skyrocket, city officials are turning to leaner solutions like bus rapid transit, bike share and ferry routes to move New Yorkers. But how can we connect the city’s burgeoning waterfront to its existing transit network? How could we activate new routes to serve growing communities and new job centers in the outer boroughs?

In his 2016 State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio proposed the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, a 16-mile streetcar running from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The BQX would connect 45,000 public housing residents to emerging job centers and would be financed through development along the route.

Join us as we invite Jed Walentas, Board Member of Friends of the BQX, to discuss the proposal, as well as three new visions for the future of light rail and buses in New York: Buses at the Speed of New York, presented by David Bragdon; True BRT for New York, presented by Elena Conte; and the LIC-Glendale light rail, presented by Elizabeth Crowley.