What We Do

Access Queens works on different campaigns to help improve transit service throughout Queens, New York. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved.

Social Media

Our social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter brings straphangers together and provides real-time service updates as well as documentation of inadequate service.

Outreach

Our community rallies and meetings with elected officials, transit agencies, and media outlets establish working relationships and bring awarness to our transit needs. Work with us →

Strategy

We analyze ridership data, conduct surveys, and write articles to discover and share short- and long-term solutions to the transit pitfalls in Queens. Strategize with us →

our projects

7 Train Blues on Facebook
7 Train Map
7 Train Survival Guide

in the media

DATE PUBLICATION TITLE
3/12/2015 Brownstoner Queens Jimmy Van Bramer: "Queens Riders Are Fed Up" Regarding 7 Train Service
4/6/2015 DNAinfo Sunnyside Resident Starts Facebook Group to Chronicle 7 Train Problems
4/6/2015 amNY New Facebook group chronicles No. 7 train woes
4/9/2015 NewYork.com The 7 Train Update: New Upgrades and Repairs
4/9/2015 Times Ledger No. 7 train problems spawn blog and Facebook group
7/2/2015 Sunnyside Post 7 Train Blues Plans Sunnyside Meet-Up
7/17/2015 Woodside Herald Pain on the Train
8/12/2015 amNY Subway delays up, MTA's expectations down: audit
8/27/2015 amNY Long-awaited 7 train extension opening date announced by MTA
9/4/2015 NY1 In Transit 9/4/15
9/11/2015 Woodside Herald Mo' Better Blues: AccessQueens.org
9/14/2015 Times Ledger 7 train riders can't believe their line was named best in city
9/17/2015 amNY No. 7 train riders organize for better service in Queens
9/17/2015 NY1 Regular Riders Skeptical After Straphangers Campaign Names 7 Line as Best in System
9/18/2015 Metro Poll: Is the 7 train really the best subway line in the city?
10/15/2015 Times Ledger Cuomo and de Blasio Reach Agreement on MTA Funding
12/14/2015 Junior Martinez "7 Train Blues" Facebook Group sounding off their commute heartache.
12/24/2015 TimesLedger MTA release schedule of No. 7 line shutdowns
12/29/2015 amNY NYC transit 2016: Where subway Wi-Fi is coming, new Citi Bike stations
1/4/2016 NBC New York Delays, Service Changes Cause Headaches for Manhattan-Queens Straphangers
1/4/2016 PIX 11 Define Transit Terms (Video)
1/8/2016 NY1 Queens Transit Advocates Will Continue to Push for Better Service in 2016
1/20/2016 NY1 Icicles Spotted Hanging From Ceiling Of Newly Opened Hudson Yards 7 Station
2/8/2016 Sunnyside Post Rally For Better 7 Train Service Planned Tomorrow
2/9/2016 Daily News No. 7 subway train riders demand better service
2/9/2016 Sunnyside Post 7 Train Riders Deserve Better, Van Bramer Says
2/9/2016 NY1 Straphangers Rally for MTA 7 Train Review
2/9/2016 DNAinfo Delay-Plagued 7 Line Deserves Immediate MTA Upgrades, Queens Officials Say
2/18/2016 NYC Lens The 7 Train Blues: Commuters Get a Voice
3/25/2016 LIC Post What’s wrong with the 7 train? #AskTheMTA
4/4/2016 QNS Got beef with the 7 train? Send your questions to the MTA president via #AsktheMTA hashtag
4/4/2016 amNY 7 train service to be discussed at meeting with MTA
4/5/2016 Daily News NYC Transit chief to hear the questions and complaints of No. 7 train riders at Queens townhall
4/5/2016 Daily News MTA listens to criticism from No. 7 train riders while promising better communication, extra trains
4/5/2016 Pix 11 Frustrated 7 train riders meet with MTA Executives
4/5/2016 CBS NY / 1010 Wins No. 7 Train Riders Voice Concerns At Town Hall Meeting In Queens
4/5/2016 NY1 Straphangers on the 7 Train Express Concerns at Sunnyside Town Hall
4/5/2016 Sunnyside Post Years Of 7 Train Work Will Bring Only Two New Trains Per Hour, Unlikely To Keep Pace...
4/5/2016 Gothamist Frustrated 7 Train Riders Unload On MTA Officials: "Track Work, Track Work, Track Work!"
4/6/2016 Muslim Community Report NYCT President Ronnie Hakim Admits MTA Could Improve Communication with Riders
4/6/2016 LIC Post Years Of 7 Train Work Will Bring Only Two New Trains Per Hour, Unlikely To Keep Pace With Development
4/7/2016 Queens Chronicle NYC Transit: 7 Line upgrades in sight
4/7/2016 Times Ledger Transit chief visits No. 7 subway town hall meeting in Sunnyside
4/8/2016 Times Ledger Transit boss hears 7 train tales of woe
4/8/2016 Woodside Herald Troublesome Trains
4/12/2016 LIC/Astoria Journal Frustrated 7 train riders voice concerns at town hall
4/13/2016 Queens Gazette City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Holds Meeting On No. 7 Line Situation
4/13/2016 Queens Gazette MTA Admits It Could Improve Communication With Riders
7/22/2016 LIC Post Opinion: Minor Benefits Expected for 7-Train Riders stemming from Cuomo’s Modernization Plan
7/22/2016 Times Ledger Open-gangway subway cars on the way but not to the No. 7 line
7/27/2016 DNA Info 7 Train 'Survival Guide' Launches to Help Stranded Straphangers
7/28/2016 QNS Get tips and tricks to avoid a long, harrowing commute with the ‘7 Train Survival Guide
7/29/2016 Viewing NYC "7 Train Survival Guide" Helps StrapHangers Across Queens at Each Stop
9/28/2016 QNS ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ will film simulated explosions in Long Island City today
11/2/2016 Metro As Queens continues to grow, so will its 'transit desert'
11/22/2016 Queen Living 7 Train Becomes the New Attraction
12/2/2016 QNS Broken escalator at 61st Street 7 train station in Woodside to be fixed by mid-January, MTA says
12/2/2016 Sunnyside Post Escalator at Woodside station to be repaired by mid January
1/5/2017 Queens Chronicle 7 train critics don’t buy report’s ranking
1/6/2017 NY1 Report Lists 7 Train as Best in System; Transit Advocacy Groups Disagree
3/3/2017 Times Ledger LIC straphangers to be stranded by No. 7 weekend suspensions in March
4/18/2017 Sunnyside Post 100th Anniversary of the 7 train rolling into Queens Friday, local group to commemorate the day
4/21/2017 DNA Info Happy 100th Birthday, 7 Train! Transit Group Plans Centennial Ride
4/21/2017 NY1 7 Train Celebrates 100 Years
4/21/2017 NY Daily News Vintage No. 7 train rides the rails to celebrate the line's centennial birthday
4/21/2017 WFUV.org Celebrating the 7 Train's 100th Birthday
4/26/2017 Splice Today The 7 Line Is 100
4/26/2017 Newtown Pentacle Perfect Triumph
4/27/2017 Queens Chronicle A vital Queens lifeline turns 100 years old
4/27/2017 Queens Tribune Queens Celebrates 7 Train’s 100th Anniversary
4/28/2017 Times Ledger Advocates celebrate 100 years along the No. 7 despite worries about future
4/28/2017 Woodside Herald Cloud 9 Day on 7 (PDF)
05/04/2017 Queens Tribune De Blasio Addresses Queens Concerns At Town Hall