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State Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) is calling for expanded transportation services for residents following the announcement of the Montague Street tunnel closure and suspension of service on the R train for up to 14 months.

"People around here call this train the R for rarely. This is really going to impact this community. I believe if they take the recommendations we have given them that we can help," said Golden.

Some of those recommendations include:

  • Increase expres busses into NYC
  • Reduce $6 cost to ride into Manhattan
  • Put the B37 bus back in service
  • Bring back ferry service at 59th and 69th Streets

"That ferry would be able to take thousands of people in and out of the city of New York… at a responsible time. People would be happy," said Golden.

 

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