We just heard that Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) will be holding a special meeting about the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel Project on Tuesday, November 16, at 7 pm at the Frank Kowalinski Post, 61-57 Maspeth Avenue.
The guest speakers will be representatives from the Port Authority, who plan to discuss the latest version of the Cross Harbor initiative, which would allow freight from other states to be brought into Queens by rail and then trucked from freight yards to their destinations throughout the City and Long Island.
The original proposal was to place a large intermodal rail-to-truck operation on the former Phelps Dodge site in West Maspeth. The plan has now been altered in an attempt to minimize the impact on surrounding neighborhoods. Communities expected to be affected by the project include Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Sunnyside and Hunters Point.
Bring your concerns.