By now, you should’ve heard that the MTA plans on shutting down the 7 train during 42 percent of weekends in 2014.1 That essentially strands our friends down by the waterfront district, and takes away one of our three main options (sorry, G train, you’re not a main option) in the Court Square area.
The good news is, the MTA had a contingency plan in mind. What’s that? They were just going to strand us?!??
Well, residents and local shop owners aren’t going down without a fight. Our friends over at The Creek & The Cave, along with several other local business owners, recently launched a media counter-offensive,2 asking that the MTA at least provide shuttle buses for stranded Long Island City residents. Local politicians also met with MTA officials on Thursday, but no word on any progress–yet.
The idea of a shuttle bus seems like a fair compromise. But when is the last time that we Long Island City-ers used the word “fair” and “MTA” in the same sentence?
The ball is in your court, MTA. Do the right thing.