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Will the Real Transit Advocates Please Stand Up?

4:15 PM EDT on May 19, 2008

30_04hakeemjeffries_i.jpgThis Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Hakeem Jeffries, staunch opponent of congestion pricing, will stand on the steps of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene and call for increased service on the G train. As Streetsblog noted last week, this move reeks of cynical pandering from someone who had ample opportunity to stand up for transit riders mere weeks ago, but chose to obstruct $4.5 billion in MTA funding instead.

Judging from the response to that post, a counter-protest could be brewing. Might the Brooklyn Assemblyman regret grandstanding on this particular issue? If anyone is planning to go to the event to challenge Jeffries, hand out flyers, ask tough questions, hold up signs, or otherwise call attention to the hypocrisy of his speech, shoot us an email.

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