PHOTO: MTA NYC Transit has installed new signage at the Cohancy Street entrance to the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue A train station to help direct commuters to Manhattan-bound trains. Photo Courtesy of Flickr/GojiMet86
By Forum Staff
After an inquiry by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach), NYC Transit has installed new signage at the Cohancy Street entrance to the Aqueduct-North Conduit Av A Train Station in Ozone Park, to help direct commuters to Manhattan-bound trains.
Goldfeder’s request came after he received complaints from area commuters about the lack of proper signage at that entrance to the busy station. In his letter to Transit, he noted that the entrance stairs only lead to the Far Rockaway-bound platform, causing confusion among commuters heading to Manhattan. With more informative signs installed, Goldfeder pledged to continue advocating for improvements to the station, as well as increased transit options throughout southern Queens and Rockaway.
“Not every commuter has a smartphone or a map in hand when they board the train, especially our many seniors in the community. That’s why it’s so important that our transit system signage is accessible and informative for everyone,” said Goldfeder. “I applaud NYC Transit for agreeing to install new signage and I will continue to work with them as we bring lasting transit improvements to all our families.”
According to NYCT officials, the enhanced signage reads “Use crossover for Manhattan-bound trains at the other end of the platform” and “Enter here for Manhattan A via Far Rockaway platform or enter at N Conduit Av.” Transit officials assert that the new signs clearly direct passengers on how to access the Manhattan-bound platform from the Cohancy entrance.
“Our families live in a transit desert. We have some of the worst commutes in the entire city,” said Goldfeder. “Even as I advocate for new transit options for our families, I will continue to fight for improvements to the infrastructure we already have in place.”