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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York

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Velazquez to MTA: Not so fast on F express

July 21, 2016
In The News

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shouldn’t introduce express service on the F subway line in Brooklyn until it finds out what riders think, according to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, who is demanding that the agency hold a town hall meeting and conduct other community outreach efforts to solicit public opinion.

The MTA confirmed in the spring that it is considering operating express service on the F line between the Church Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech stations.

The F train runs from Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island to 179th Street in Jamaica, Queens, stopping at stations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens along the route. Under the MTA’s proposal, half of the F trains would operate express during rush hours and half of them would... (Read More)