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Feasibility study for BQX would cost $7 million

June 4, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The BQX passes through DUMBO. Rendering courtesy of Friends of the BQX
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A feasibility study for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront trolley, which was supposed to have been completed last fall, will cost the city at least $7 million. The planned streetcar line, which was proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and is backed by a coalition of Brooklyn and Queens business and real estate leaders, would serve areas that have been transformed by recent development such as Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City. The BQX was originally supposed to have been paid for by property taxes that would rise as the route was completed, but in April, de Blasio said it would require some financial support from the federal government, according to the New York Post.

NYC Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman Stephanie Baez told the Post that because the BQX is so important in terms of transportation and growing jobs, “That’s why we are taking the time necessary to make sure that everything is done right, including finalizing block-by-block analysis.”

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