Monday, February 8, 2010

Subway Interruptions / MTA Service Cuts

Councilmember Lander recently sent out an email that does a good job of summing up subway service interruptions and ways to get involved in speaking out against proposed MTA cuts. The email is as follows:

I wanted to pass along to you some information about upcoming weekend suspensions to the F and G service between Jay Street and Church Avenue due to the ongoing Culver Viaduct rehabilitation project. During these weekends shuttle buses will replace F G service between the effected stops. The planned weekends for suspension are:

February 20-22
February 27-March 1
May 8-10
May 15-17
May 22-24
November 13-15
and November 20-22

I also hope that all of you will join me in taking action to protest the recent cuts that have been proposed by the MTA. Among other dramatic reductions in services, the MTA is proposing to reduce service or completely eliminate the B23, B51, B69, B67, B71, B75, and B77 buses all of which directly serve our district; phase-out the student MetroCards, which get 600,000 kids to school; and reduce paratransit (Access-A-Ride) service by $40 million. There are several things that we can do to make our voices heard on this issue:

  • Contact Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg to tell them that these cuts will harm our neighborhoods: and
  • Call the MTA at (212) 878-7483 and tell them not to slash our services
  • Sign a petition that the New York City Council, along with the Straphangers Campaign, has put together
  • Attend one of the hearings that the MTA is hosting. The Brooklyn hearing will be on Wednesday, March 3 at 6pm in the Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn). A full schedule of hearings can be found here:

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