Amid looming curiosity about decisions made by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Brooklyn riders are getting a jolt of hope as plans to restore express service to the F train are being released.  According to a recent article, the expansive transportation system will run the express F train this summer for a limited time before they ultimately make the permanent change next summer.

In a statement by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, he illuminates the thought process behind the new plan while offering insight into what the future should hold in order to make the transportation system most effective.

“The MTA’s newly announced proposal, which was made outside of consultation with local representatives and impacted straphangers, seeks to pit Brooklynite against Brooklynite in a fight for quality transportation. There are critical transportation needs in southern Brooklyn just as there are along the Brownstone Belt, and the increased ridership along the F line necessitates real investment beyond this limited plan, including bus and ferry service that has yet to be equitably expanded to all parts of our borough.

The plan is calling for half of the trains to run express between Jay Street–MetroTech and Church Avenue during peak morning and evening rush times.  For some, the new service could reduce their travel time in both directions however for others, who rely on the local train, it may mean longer wait times at the stations.

For South Brooklyn residents who depend on the F train, the announcement is a clear victory.  Critics quickly took to Twitter to express their dismay with the fact that the MTA would not be increasing the total number of trains during this transition period to buffer the change.  Concerns about subway corridor crowding and additional wait times are coming in from all angles but as the trial run begins this summer, only time will tell if the plan helps ease the plight of travelers in Brooklyn.

Chanel Alli

Chanel is a dynamic standup comic and writer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her commanding writing style and story-teller style allow her to cover a plethora of topics with a unique flare.

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