Larger versions BHRA maps and
studies (like these shown) can be viewed on the BHRA maps page
Bloomberg recently released his transportation plan. This plan is
part of his re-election campaign for his third term in office. This
consists of several ideas for transit improvements. One of the
highlights of this plan is having City DOT perform a study on a pilot
streetcar program for Red Hook.
Media Coverage (new articles at bottom)
Details Regarding The Plan & Related Transportation Studies
recently learned that back in 2003, a million dollars went into the
Federal budget for a downtown Brooklyn Light Rail/Streetcar Loop study.
Apparently, this money is still available.
The new Brooklyn Streetcar loop line, AKA "Downtown Brooklyn Intermodal Transit District Transportation Improvement Project",
is cited in the Federal Transportation Administration budget under "FY
2003 Table 9 FTA Section 5309 Bus Funding", and also appears in
Congressional Records archived in the Library of Congress and also in
the current final (March 19, 2009) NYMTC Unified Planning Work Program
Details Regarding Federal Funding to Build The Project:
We also recently learned that congress Member Nydia Valazquez (D-
Brooklyn, 12th CD) has made a federal budget request of $10 million in
FY 2010, to design and build a streetcar/light rail line from Red Hook
to downtown Brooklyn. The extracts of the press release follow, and the original document can be viewed here:
"Surface Transportation Project Requests
On behalf of New York’s 12th Congressional District, Congresswoman
Nydia Velázquez has submitted requests for funding in the Fiscal Year
2010 surface transportation authorization bill.
This important legislation will support projects that improve and
maintain the transportation infrastructure in New York and across the
United States . . .
Design and Construction of a Light Rail System along Brooklyn
Waterfront from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. Request