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Express F Rally Today, with Council Members

12:30 PM EDT on June 28, 2007

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Council Members Bill de Blasio (D-Park Slope, CarrollGardens, Kensington), Simcha Felder (D-Midwood, Bensonhurst and Boro Park), andDomenic Recchia (D-Coney Island, Gravesend, Bensonhurst) will stand withcommunity activists and representatives of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership andTransportation Alternatives on Thursday, June 28, 2007, to rally in support ofthe restoration of express service on Brooklyn's F line.

"To let existing transportation infrastructure gounused is a disservice to the Brooklynites who rely on mass transit everyday," says de Blasio.

An online petition in support of restoration launched bycommunity activist Gary Reilly has generated 2,500 signatures in two weeks. "Investmentsin transit pay off in increased quality of life for everybody," saysReilly. "Let's get this done."

"A remarkable shift in conscious is happening in New York City, with arenewed commitment to strategic planning for the future," says Felder. "Butlet's not allow our focus on the future to distort our sight of what's right infront of us. The MTA plans to restore F express by 2012. We think it can happensooner than that."

The rally is at 2:00 at the Church Avenue F Station (Church and McDonald) in Brooklyn. 

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