Transit Brooklyn-Queens Connector panel to be held at Brooklyn Law School A panel will discuss the Brooklyn-Queens Connector project on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Above, a rendering of the proposed streetcar system that would link Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Astoria, Queens. Photo Credit: Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector By Vincent Barone email@example.com @vinbarone Updated March 6, 2017 8:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration will join a panel of transit experts and officials representing cities around the world to discuss plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, the mayor’s $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar plan. The Regional Plan Association will host the panel on Tuesday evening at the Brooklyn Law School to “discuss how to create a successful streetcar,” according to event planners. Representatives from Portland, San Francisco and Budapest will attend, along with Polly Trottenberg, New York City’s Department of Transportation commissioner. After a series of public input sessions, the city has made incremental progress in defining the streetcar’s 16-mile route. All the while experts have criticized the project, questioning whether its location is truly a “transit desert,” as the mayor claims, and whether a streetcar is the most effective and resilient way to move people through flood-prone neighborhoods. By Vincent Barone firstname.lastname@example.org @vinbarone Vin has been covering transportation at amNewYork since 2016. He first landed on the beat at his hometown newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, in 2014. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.