Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Brooklyn's B25 Bus Restored, The Rest Should Be Too -- Markowitz

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz sent out this statement regarding the B25 bus, saved from the chopping block because it's the only bus going to Brooklyn Bridge Park:

“I am thrilled to see the MTA coming to its senses and taking the proposed cuts to the B25 bus route off the table. This is one of the most important lines in Brooklyn, and one that unites Fulton Street’s busy commercial corridors. However, this is only a start. The MTA still plans on massive cuts to other services and routes—such as the B37, B16, B4, X27, X28 to Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Southwest Brooklyn, or the B75 through Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope—all on the chopping block. Additionally, the MTA still threatens to eliminate student MetroCards, placing the burden on 500,000 school children. These reductions, along with the others, will cut off thousands of commuters from accessing the City and their livelihoods. I implore the MTA to seriously consider alternatives to these cuts—including the use of capital money (as Speaker Quinn has proposed) to temporarily plug the budget gap.”

- MTA's Bus Cuts Will Hit Bay Ridge Seniors Especially Hard 
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- Crucial Brooklyn Bus Routes Face the Ax

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