After two state senators and various other elected officials lobbied on its behalf, the G train will receive some special attention now through June 2013 as it undergoes a thorough inspection of ongoing service issues.
Last month Senators Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan urged the MTA to conduct a Full Line Review of the G line’s performance,hosting a rally along with the Riders Alliance, elected officials, transit advocates, and straphangers, as well as sending a letter that outlined the challenges facing what has become a vital lifeline between Queens and Brooklyn.
And the agency heard them.
“G train riders spoke. Now, this Full Line Review will give us real answers to lead to real changes," said Senator Daniel Squadron in a released statement. "Working together in the past, we've made dramatic improvements throughout the system—including first-of-their-kind Full Line Reviews that led to better F and L train service. The MTA deserves great credit for its willingness to continue working together toward the reliable service G train riders deserve. Thank you to Senator Dilan, our colleagues, and the Riders Alliance for their continued advocacy."
Other elected officials including Senator Michael Gianaris, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilman Brad Lander, Councilman Stephen Levin, and Councilmember Letitia James also praised the decision.
"The G Train is a key connection for the growing number of workers commuting between Brooklyn and Queens," said Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives in a prepared statement.
"Residents and businesses throughout Brooklyn will applaud the news of this review and recognize their elected representatives for championing more transportation choices, as this important subway line must keep pace with the thriving communities it serves."