I am writing to you about an important M.T.A. meeting taking place this Wednesday morning where a vote is planned to adopt the proposed service reductions on our local and express bus routes.
Many of you have contacted me to express your opposition to the proposed cuts that include the elimination of the B 37 bus and the B23 bus, the elimination of overnight service on the B31, the discontinuation of weekend express bus service, and the elimination of uptown/downtown express bus service on the X37 and X 38 during rush hour, and more, including weekend and general service reductions to the B 16, and the B64.
I need your help. I need you to continue to let your voices be heard. If you can, please attend the MTA board hearing this Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the MTA Headquarters at 347 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Register to speak at least 30 minutes before the star of the meeting and they are asking that those wishing to speak keep their remarks to 2 minutes.
If you can’t make the hearing on Wednesday, call the MTA at (212) 878-7000 and let your voice be heard or visit their website at www.mta.info  and send them a message, by clicking on the link “Contact Us”. Again, if you can’t make the hearing on Wednesday, please take a moment and send a message.
If the service reductions as proposed go through, our quality of life and our ability to get to work, do our shopping, and get around town will be severely impacted. Please join me and let’s continue fighting for the transportation service we both need and deserve.
Thank you for your attention and continued interest in this issue.
Martin J. Golden