B37BusJPEG.05192013.ResizeCommunity comes together for increased transit service.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) is joining a number of legislative colleagues, transit riders and advocates to rally for the restoration of the B37 bus line and other improvements to transit in Brooklyn. The event, being held on Sunday, May 19 in Bay Ridge, will seek upgrades to the R train and call on the MTA to provide better service for local commuters.

“The elimination of the B37 hurt families and businesses across Brooklyn and was particularly devastating to riders in Bay Ridge, who relied on the line to get them to work, doctor’s appointments, visits with family and other essential destinations,” said Malliotakis. “Three years have passed since this bus was taken away and we stand united to show the MTA that our communities will not continue to pay exorbitant fares and tolls for inadequate service.”

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, “The decision to terminate the B37 bus route on Brooklyn’s 3rd Avenue was wrong then, and it still is. The elimination of this bus has impacted many commuters and businesses, and has created an unnecessary hardship for many people who can not utilize our trains because there are no elevators at our stations. This service must be considered for full restoration.”

“A bus line can literally be a life line for a community and that is what the B37 was and will be again for Bay Ridge,” continued State Senator Diane J. Savino. “Businesses, residents and especially seniors from Bay Ridge Towers to the Bay Ridge Senior Center to Fort Hamilton and Shore Road need their bus back on 3rd Avenue. We stand united today to demand our bus back!”

“Public transportation is a reliable and efficient way to travel to and from work for many individuals across Brooklyn. These are the same people who are working hard day in and day out to make a decent living and, in the process, help continue the revival of our economy. I support and encourage the restoration of the B37 bus line and any other projects that will improve transportation and infrastructure,” said Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz

WHO:
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Senator Martin Golden
Senator Diane Savino
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny
Assemblywoman Joan Millman
Assemblyman Felix Ortiz
Councilman Vincent Gentile
AARP Bay Ridge Chapter 3630
Bay Ridge Community Council
Bay Ridge Council on the Aging
Lutheran Family Health Centers
Restore the B37 Coalition
Riders Alliance
Transit Workers Union
UPROSE
And more

WHAT:
Rally to restore the B37 and improve transit in Brooklyn

WHEN:
Sunday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Corner of Senator Street and 3rd Avenue

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