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Good news for straphangers: The MTA is planning to add bus service and to continue a popular extension of the G train in Brooklyn that was intended to be temporary. Andrew Siff reports.
Good news for straphangers: The MTA is planning to add bus service and continue a popular extension of the G train in Brooklyn that was intended to be temporary, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
The service additions were confirmed by several people with knowledge of the plans. The MTA would not confirm the expected changes.
The G train, which runs between Brooklyn and Queens, was temporarily extended from Smith and 9th Streets to Church Avenue because of major construction in 2009. Red Hook is one neighborhood expected to benefit from bus service additions.
“MTA actually restoring service? Looks to me like they’re listening to their customers,” said Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign. “And they’re actually realizing New Yorkers hate paying more for less.”
The fare is scheduled to rise 7.5 percent in January.
The MTA's board must approve any changes, which could happen as early as next week.
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