My dear readers, it appears you haven’t been listening to me. Last week, when I cried and cursed about the MTA’s plans to terminate B-train express service for most of Brooklyn, you were right there with me. You filled up the comments section, bitched and moaned about the MTA’s bologna. But, though I provided you with the names and numbers of your representatives, it appears you did nothing.
I spoke to Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo this Tuesday, and she said she was equally furious about the situation. She, too, has a midtown commute to make, afterall. Still, though, in her role as CB15 chairperson, she has taken no action to fight the issue. Why? She says you haven’t e-mailed or called her.
“I haven’t heard from the community,” she said. “I don’t fight for me. I fight for the residents.” She also added that she has not received one complaint. If it were so much as 10, she says, “I’d be on the phone with transit every hour.”
Scavo knows this battle. When the MTA threatened to cut bus service to Gerritsen Beach, she says she heard so much outcry from residents that she was constantly heckling transit officials until those plans were scaled back. Ideally, Scavo can do the same in this instance.
If that doesn’t motivate you, Scavo also told me that she expects service cancellations to extend beyond the two years stated by the MTA. She agrees with us that the construction work can be done on a different schedule to at least keep partial express service, but since the MTA has had no pressure on them it’s unlikely.
So please help put the pressure on them! E-mail or call Theresa Scavo using the below information, or she will not lift a finger to stop these changes:
CB 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo