Kew Gardens Hills residents' apparent lack of interest in the Taxi and Limousine Commission's new van service on the route of the former Q74 in Kew Gardens Hills is no surprise.
Local residents know that a cash-only van ride to the subway that does not accept the Metro Card, does not provide a free transfer to the subway and does not provide discounts for seniors is no substitute for public transit.
The new van service seems to be aimed at Queens College students who should consider calling on their college to follow the example of St John's, NYU and other city colleges that provide feeder bus service for students.
Meantime the $2 van "service" is a rip off.
Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association