During the era of massive commerical and residential development in Queens, I'm not surprised that there are an increase in service for these two particular bus routes, especially during off-peak hours. It's just the beginning.

The MTA should've made all of their recently renovated stations ADA accessible with elevators. Unfortunately, that's not the case for the ultimate creature of New York State.

I fully support this decision and hope it comes to fruition - as a performing musician for over 27 years (nearly 20 of which I've performed throughout the city), I'm delighted to hear that Queens might have an opportunity to feature a legitimate performance space/cultural center! As an Astoria resident, this would be a major asset to our community on so many levels.

Thank goodness that the new NYCT President Andy Byford will make drastic changes to the entire bus system in the next couple of years or so.

The New York City Subway: Where you can commit suicade with ease.

The dysfunctional MTA shouldn't done this a long time ago.

The reason Queens has been hearing about this elevator for so many years is that this is one of the 100 key stations the MTA agreed to make accessible by 2020 in a lawsuit settlement around the time the ADA was passed in the 1990's. They've been dragging their feet and still have 13 stations to go before the deadline.

You would need an elevator to get to the ticketing/turnstyles and then Astoria Blvd. has inbound, outbound and central platforms, so you'd have to have 4 elevators.

I totally understand the need for elevators at MTA elevated subway stations. However, do there really need to be one elevator for each entrance, a total of four elevators for each station? I believe this may be a little excessive.

A turning point to say the least: How hypocritical.

By the end of this century, almost all of the MTA subway stations will be ADA accessible.

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