TOMORROW: Oversight Hearing For The G Train

April 7, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51 

The Save The G Coalition has announced that Committee Chair John Liu has organized an oversight hearing regarding G train service tomorrow, April 8, at 1:00 p.m. Per their press release:

Witnesses from the MTA will be asked to speak about ridership data, plans for the future, conditions, and other issues regarding G line service, and the public is also encouraged to testify about their own experiences.

Oversight: What is the MTA doing to improve service on the G line?
Resolution #1262: Calling upon MTA to immediately improve service on the G line and to not implement any service cuts.

For all of you who’ve been endlessly frustrated by the roller coaster ride that is G line service levels, Save The G is asking you to turn out in force on April 8th. Riders from Queens AND Brooklyn have been affected by the MTA’s various management decisions and random service changes.

WHAT: Oversight Hearing For The Crosstown Local

WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall

(do I get there?): Chambers Street Stop of the J/M/Z, Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station of the 4/5/6, City Hall Station of the R/W or Park Place Station of the 2/3

Because the G is taxed enough as is. Imagine what is going to happen when people start moving into all the condominiums being built in the Garden Spot and around McCarren Park.

In closing, if any of you are curious about the image gracing the beginning of this post, click here to read an article from the April 15, 1985 edition of the Greenline. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: If you can’t appear in person but want to submit written testimony for the official record, email it to savetheg[at]yahoo[dot]com and they will print & submit it for you. Remember that for it to be considered official testimony, it must include your full name and mailing address.


One Comment on TOMORROW: Oversight Hearing For The G Train

  1. rexlic on Mon, 7th Apr 2008 10:21 am
  2. Not for nothing, but I find it staggering that a Councilman from Queens–from Flushing, no less!–has seen fit to schedule this hearing at the exact same time the Mets throw out the first pitch, and the first of many drunks, at their home opener.

    Like any good little pol, he should be pressing flesh at the game and stuffing popcorn and Cracker Jack down his gullet for the benefit of the shutterbugs. Most certainly a great number of those affected by the G’s melancholy sojourn to respectability in both Queens and Brooklyn will be watching or listening to the start of the last season at Shea Stadium. Nice work, Councilman.

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