City Hall Rally to Call For Express F Train in Brooklyn


A City Hall rally called for Wednesday morning will push for renewed F Express service in Brooklyn.

Councilman David Greenfield said Tuesday that he will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall along with a broad coalition of business, labor, and transit advocates. The City Council’s transportation committee will have a budget hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

“Taxpayers in my district deserve fair and equitable access to transportation,” Greenfield said. “I receive regular calls from constituents who want the F express to be restored. At Wednesday’s hearing, I intend to ask NYCT and MTA officials why we’ve been kept waiting for thirty years, and what they intend to do to restore transit equity to Brooklyn.”

Among those expected to attend the 10 a.m. gathering will be Councilman Mark Treyger of Coney Island, as well as representatives from Transport Workers Union Local 100, the Building and Construction Trades Council, the Riders Alliance, Transportation Alternatives, the Straphangers Campaign, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Greenfield noted that the MTA has still not released a long-promised study on the feasibility of restoring F express service.

“I want to know where this study is,” Greenfield said. “At a bare minimum, my constituents have a right to transparency.”