Thomas F. Prendergast, President
MTA New York City Transit
New York, NY 10004
Dear Mr. Prendergast,
I am writing in support of maintaining the G train extension after the reconstruction of the Culver Viaduct is complete. In July of 2009, the G train was extended by five stations from Carroll Gardens into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington to allow for track work on the elevated section of the F and G lines. Two of these five stations are within my district and my constituents can attest to the fact that the G train plays a vital role in traveling between north and south Brooklyn.
When this extension was first announced in 2009 the MTA estimated that on a typical weekday, 8,700 riders would save an average of three minutes. Terminating this extension would require commuters to make transfers and experience long wait times for service especially on nights and weekends. Additionally, the communities served by the G train have seen an enormous amount of growth in the last 10 years and this train is crucial in linking these neighborhoods.
Thank you very much for your consideration of this matter.
Joan L. Millman
Member of Assembly
cc: Joe Lhota, CEO, MTA
Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6, and 7
Lois Tendler, Director of Government and Community Relations, MTA