the brooklyn historic railway association is a champion for the streetcar's return to new york city streets and founder of the atlantic avenue tunnel museum. welcome to our tumblr!
we are currently in the middle of a documentary to capture the final uncovering of the 1830's steam locomotive exhibit we have discovered through our extensive research.
we are also hoping to get our Trolley Project back on track soon, joining brooklyn with the rest of the country in rediscovering the streetcar.
the B.H.R.A. is the only organization with a method and procedure for a working trolley system that is approved by the city of new york for use in its streets. the B.H.R.A. received this approval in 1999 after years of working with many new york city agencies and the city allowed BHRA to install streetcar tracks in the streets of red hook. we hope with our know-how we can help improve transportation in new york city.
right now we are in the middle of a lawsuit with the new york city dot because they lied to us about our rights and because they wasted public money on a trolley study that they set up to fail. we are not the only ones claiming that the dot plays with numbers to their own benefit. just ask seniors for safety.
the facts are that nobody in charge at this city agency has any knowledge about streetcars or trolleys or light rail lines. the head of planning and sustainability only knows about buses and taxis. most of the people there are not qualified to improve and manage transportation and the people of new york city are paying for it.
we know the people in red hook are.
they stopped us from continuing work on the red hook trolley line without reason. they spent more money to rip out the hard work we did in red hook than it would have cost to let us finish the second phase of our project which would have connected two bus lines.
why not bring new york city into the future now, and actually improve things?
about a year ago, nyc dot denied us access to the long lost tunnel re-discovered by our very own bob diamond in 1979. we have been giving tours in this tunnel for the last 30 years. because of dots action we are delayed in completing a documentary about the tunnel and our 1830's locomotive exhibit discovered through our extensive research- right when we were about to film the locomotive, dot took our right to enter the tunnel away.
we think a lot of people would enjoy this historical exhibit that would also serve as a cultural attraction in brooklyn.
we also think what they are doing is illegal, but they make it look legal so they can get away with it.
the lawsuit can be found here: bhra vs. dot
we hope that we can get "back on track"
and that maybe new york city can also get back on track, even just a little bit, in the process.
your support is appreciated!
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