Astoria, Long Island City, Transportation
Oct 09, 2014

Great Map of Planned Budgeted MTA Fixes for 2015-16

The MTA’s recently released 2015-19 Capital Budget is not the shiniest of new news, but we were excited to see that DNAinfo put together this excellent map of the planned fixes. Just click on (…)

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The MTA’s recently released 2015-19 Capital Budget is not the shiniest of new news, but we were excited to see that DNAinfo put together this excellent map of the planned fixes. Just click on the maps’s markers and the info displays right there for specific subway stops. This is also very cool: “The maps also break down the agency’s budget by zip code to show how much investment each neighborhood is getting from the MTA.”

Here’s a breakdown of the data by subway stop—which is an estimate. We’re only listing 2015 and 2016, which are years where budgeted money is coming to Astoria/LIC). Big thanks to DNAinfo for parsing this out:

Ditmars
Project: Repair the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.20
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

Astoria Blvd.
Project: Improve ADA accessibility at the Astoria Boulevard station on the N/Q lines. Category: Accessibility
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $3.60
2016: $28.50
Total All Years: $32.10

Project: Repair the Astoria Boulevard station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.10
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

30th Ave.
Project: Repair the 30th Avenue station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.20
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

Broadway
Project: Repair the Broadway station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.10
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

36th Ave.
Project: Repair the 36th Avenue station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.10
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

39th Ave.
Project: Repair the 39th Avenue station on the N/Q line. Category: Station Work
Funding (in Millions)
2015: $1.10
2016: $17.60
Total All Years: $18.70

Astoria Blvd by far has the largest allocation. Here’s why, as per the MTA report:

Accessibility for the Disabled – $561 million
NYC Transit is on pace to make 100 stations fully accessible in accordance with ADA standards by 2020. With investments made through 2014, full ADA accessibility at 89 Key Stations will be complete or in progress. The proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program includes ADA investments at the final 11 Key Stations. These are: Times Square-42nd Street/Shuttle and Chambers Street/Nassau in Manhattan; Bedford Park Boulevard/Concourse and Gun Hill Road/Dyre in the Bronx; Astoria Boulevard/Astoria in Queens; and Bedford Avenue/Canarsie, 59th Street/4th Avenue, 86th Street/4th Avenue, Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum/Eastern Parkway, Greenpoint Avenue/Crosstown, and Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway/Canarsie in Brooklyn. In addition, $100 million of ADA improvements are planned at non-Key Stations including, but not limited to, 1st Avenue/Canarsie and Court Square/Crosstown.

Great news for the Astoria Blvd station! There was speculation over the years that Ditmars might be made accessible, but it makes more sense for that to happen at because of the important transfer to the M60 bus to Laguardia Airport.

Check out the DNAinfo page for a breakdown of the agency’s budget (estimated) by zip code, too—for 11101-11106 the total is $169.2 million (estimated).

MAP: What is the MTA Planning to Fix in Your Neighborhood? [DNAinfo]

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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