**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis at (718) 260-9191
Council Member Letitia James Calls on MTA to Provide Temporary Shuttle Bus Service Along L, G Subway Lines
(Brooklyn, NY)— The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) has worked steadily to restore subway service that was halted due to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. By Friday, November 1, 2012, 60% of subway service was restored, and more service was returned daily.
By Saturday, November 3, 2012, the 4/5/6/7 and J-train resumed full service. And by Monday, November 5, 2012, the MTA expects that subway service will be restored by 84%, returning service to most of Lower Manhattan. Due to the steady resumption of subway service, on Saturday, November 3rd, the MTA ceased running shuttle buses that were traveling from Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan.
“The shuttle buses were very helpful in helping residents travel during the halted subway service,” said Council Member Letitia James. “It would be wonderful if the MTA could provide temporary shuttle service along the L and G subway lines until full service is restored. Although the G train does not extend to Manhattan, it is a vital subway line in parts of the 35th District.”
Please note that a petition has been started calling on the MTA to implement shuttle service along the L and G lines. Please see here: http://www.change.org/petitions/joe-lhota-mta-chair-implement-shuttle-bus-service-along-l-and-g-routes