"We’re happy to have reached an agreement with Cord Meyer on this issue," said MTA NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast. "By building and maintaining this bus pad of reinforced asphalt, MTA New York City Transit will be able to safely continue to serve shoppers at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center and maintain this vital link between Bayside and downtown Flushing via the Q28 bus route," said Prendergast.
"I am relieved that Cord Meyer Development and the MTA have come to an agreement on the Q28 bus stop on 213th Place off of 23rd Avenue. I would like to thank Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, the MTA and Community Board 7 for working together with us to resolve this issue," said Peter Galletta, Vice President of Cord Meyer Development.
"The Bay Terrace Community Alliance thanks Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Cord Meyer Development and the MTA for their hard work in making this happen. Having the Q28 continue to stop in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center is a win-win for all involved, especially the community which has come to depend on being served by the current Q28 bus routing," said Warren Schreiber, President of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance and the Bay Terrace Co-op Section 1.