"New bus services planned for LGA" (News Briefs, October 18) will afford many significant savings by being able to use your MetroCard versus the much higher cost of a taxi when traveling to and from LaGuardia Airport.
History has told us that construction of any major new transportation system expansion projects such as extending either the subway from Astoria, Train to the Plane from Jamaica or Long Island Rail Road from Flushing to LaGuardia Airport would have taken decades between the time of all the feasibility studies, environmental reviews, planning, design, engineering, real estate acquisition, permits, procurements, construction, budgeting, identifying and securing funding and opening day service.
Select Bus Service has already been proven successful on other routes and can be quickly implemented. Why not also include the existing Q48 as a Select Bus Service route? The Q48 provides connections from Flushing, Queens, which is already served by the LIRR, 7 train and numerous bus lines to LaGuardia Airport. There is a potential market for several hundred thousand riders.