Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Message from City Council Speaker: MTA cuts

Dear Brooklyn Resident,
In December the MTA unveiled a package of service cuts that is a slap in the face to millions of New Yorkers across the five boroughs. Your borough now faces critical cuts in service that will negatively affect the commutes of thousands of Brooklynites each day. Please click here to sign our petition and oppose these cuts! Also, please attend the MTA's public hearing in Brooklyn next month and let your voice be heard. Details are below:
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
6 p.m.
Brooklyn Museum
Cantor Auditorium
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

Among the proposed cuts to your borough are:
  • Elimination of Student MetroCards
  • $40 million in cuts to Access-a-Ride
  • Buses to be eliminated: B23, B37, B39, B51, B71, B75, B77, X29, X37 and the X38
  • Weekend elimination of the B2, B24, B69, X27 and X28
  • The following trains face reduced service, which will result in longer waits and more crowded subway cars: D, F, G, A, L and M trains. The M will be replaced by the V train.
Take Action!
  • Help us collect signatures for our petition, which we plan to deliver to each of the MTA's public hearings.
  • Urge the MTA to find alternative ways to prevent these terrible cuts. To contact the MTA by phone, dial (212) 878-7483. To contact them by e-mail, click here.
The New York City Council and the Straphangers Campaign have proposed an alternate budget solution that will allow us to avoid these painful service cuts. To read more about our plan click here. Or click here to read our Op-Ed in the Daily News.
With your help we can stop these drastic cuts and ensure greater input from Brooklyn residents in the MTA's budget process.
Christine C. Quinn
New York City Council
James Vacca
Chair, Transportation Committee
New York City Council

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