Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We need transportation in Red Hook!

Please complete the 2-minute survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CJ5TSRY ) to help Red Hook Economic Development (RHED) demonstrateto New York City Transit (NYCT) Red Hook's need for public transportation.

As many of you may be aware, New York City Transit intends to merge the B61 and B77 bus lines among a host of service reductions that would go into effect on June 27th.  RHED’s Transportation Committee is concerned that should the merger go ahead, the expanded line will be subject to

·         Overcrowding - essentially fitting the riders of two bus lines onto one
·         Slower travel times - to accommodate longer boarding times at each stop for the increased usage
·         Schedule delays - less likely to keep on schedule due to traffic conditions miles from Red Hook (ex. A bridge going up over the Gowanus).
Please also join RHED as we voice these concerns at Community Board 6’s Transportation Committee meeting on Thursday May 20th at 6:30 at Long Island College Hospital (339 Hicks Street), where NYCT will hear from the community regarding the service cuts.

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