If it’s not the DOT that’s making a bad call somewhere in Queens on a given day, it’s the DOE that’s doing it. And sometimes even those decisions revolve around traffic safety.
When it comes to the Department of Education, however, it can get even worse, because here we’re talking specifically about the lives of children. Children like those who are being forced to walk from the Big Six apartment complex in Woodside to get to PS 229 because the DOE took their school buses away.
Now these students, in grades three through six, must walk across a dangerous corner on Laurel Hill Boulevard just yards from an off ramp for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. It’s likely just a matter of time until a life is taken by a careless driver.
The DOE must reverse this decision and bring the buses back for these kids.