City Council Discusses F Train, Tolls With MTA

NEW YORK -

Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) took the MTA to task for F train service and for toll hikes to bridges and tunnels on which Brooklynites rely.

During a City Council transportation committee meeting last month, Greenfield noted that his office receives frequent complaints about the F train, in particular about signal malfunctions which cause delays. He also asked the MTA to bring express service back to the F line, now that a major rehabilitation of the Culver Viaduct is nearing completion.

“Barely a day goes by without yet another delay along the F train, which is a vital link to Manhattan for many residents of southern Brooklyn,” he said.

In addition, Greenfield called attention to the formula the MTA uses to determine how much to raise bus and subway fare versus how much to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels, since many Brooklyn residents rely on their cars to get to work, especially in areas not served by public transportation.