The following is a press release from Senator Marty Golden’s office:
SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON MTA TO PURCHASE NEW BUSES FOR BROOKLYN EXPRESS BUS ROUTES
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), A member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Captial Review Board, today is
calling upon the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City Transit
Authority to purchase new express buses to service the X27/X28 and X37/X38
routes in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden is responding to the announcement that more than
$113 million dollars has been awarded the United States Department of
Transportation to the MTA for purposes of purchasing new buses. Senator
Golden often receives complaints from the residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker
Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst regarding the conditions of the buses
on these routes.
In his letter, Senator Golden writes, “Over the years, I have
also received reports that some of the buses assigned to these routes are
in fact the old buses that were taken off the Staten Island routes. As far
as I am concerned, new buses are long overdue for Brooklyn residents.”
A copy of the letter is attached.
October 18, 2011
Thomas Prendergast, President
New York City Transit Authority
New York, New York 10004
Dear Mr. Prendergast,
I am writing to you at this time on behalf of the commuters of the X27/X37
and the X28/X38, routes that provide express bus service to Manhattan for
the residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and the Bensonhurst
On many occasions, I have been contacted by commuters that have complained
about the conditions of the buses that service these routes. Over the
years, I have also received reports that some of the buses assigned to
these routes are in fact the old buses that were taken off the Staten
Island routes. As far as I am concerned, new buses are long overdue for
This morning, I was glad to hear reports that the United States Department
of Transportation has approved more than $113 million in federal money to
go to the Metropolitan Transit Authority for new buses. Therefore, I write
to ask that in your assignment of new buses purchased with this federal
funding, the X27/X37 and the X28/X38 bus routes be strongly considered.
Thank you in advance for your review and I look forward to hearing from
you. If you should have any further questions, please do not hesitate to
contact me at (718) 238-6044.
Martin J. Golden
State Senator Marty Golden represents District 22, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park; as well as parts of Bensonhurst, Midwood, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay