Jan. 21, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
The state’s plan to connect Queens and Brooklyn via a mass transit line has taken a major step forward with the release of a new feasibility study.
The study, announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul and the MTA Thursday, assessed the possibility of converting an existing 14-mile freight line — running from Jackson Heights to Sunset Park — into a commuter railway or bus line.
The yearlong study deemed the project feasible and in high demand. It was commissioned in 2020 and carried out by MTA consultants.