Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brooklyn Residents Complain About F Train Delays and Overcrowding, Get MTA Review - What About Poor F Train Service For Roosevelt Island

Image of Blurred, Moving F Train From Venus in Furs

Roosevelt Island residents are not the only New Yorkers upset with the delays and overcrowding on the F Train. According to the Brooklyn Paper, residents of that borough are asking "What the F is going on" with the appropriately nicknamed "If" subway line. With the help of their local State Senator, Brooklyn F Train Riders were able to get the MTA to undertake a performance and infrastructure review of the subway line. The Brooklyn Paper reports:
... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun a full performance review of Brownstone Brooklyn’s underground lifeline after repeated complaints that the train’s name was actually the grade that most riders would give it.

The “performance and infrastructure” review, which goes beyond the agency’s normal oversight of the Coney Island to Queens line, came after state Sen. Daniel Squadron cornered the MTA’s Albany-based lobbyist and demanded action...
Perhaps Roosevelt Island's state elected officials, Senator Serrano and Assembly Member Kellner can get the MTA to extend their F Train performance review to include Roosevelt Island as well as Brooklyn!