Southeast Queens Proof of Concept
Southeast Queens commuters endure some of the longest and most difficult commutes in New York City. Thirty-nine percent of SE Queens commuters travel 60 minutes or more to work each day. The most affordable commuting option requires commuters to travel via city buses or commuter (dollar) vans to Jamaica subway lines. The bus to the subway option is $2.75, the dollar van to the subway option is $4.75. Comparatively, the cost of a peak hour LIRR ticket is $10. The LIRR fares, prohibitively expensive for most, create a financial barrier causing commuters to primarily use subways and buses, which take much longer.