Customers of the Cafe were pleased to learn that NYC Parks & Recreation has decided an on-site CNG fueling station in Fort Totten is not necessary. According to Queens Parks Commissioner Lewandowski, the Fort Totten tram will fuel at Park’s fueling site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It’s possible that community pressure had a lot to do with DPR’s determination. The Bay Terrace Community Alliance, Councilmember Avella and State Senator Stavisky all expressed strong opposition to Park’s original plans.
It should be pointed out this problem could have been averted if DPR had done sufficient research prior to purchasing a vehicle which ultimately proved to be inappropriate for its intended use.