BROOKLYN COMMUNITY WILL HOLD MONDAY PROTEST AGAINST “DOUBLE CHARGE” TRANSFER BETWEEN 3 TRAIN\L TRAIN AT LIVONIA AVE AND JUNIUS STREET

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[Transit\Livonia L Train & Junius St. #3 Train]
On Monday, February 3rd, 2020, Council Member Inez Barron, Assembly Member Charles Barron, Brooklyn Community Board 5, and concerned community residents will gather to demand that the MTA establish a free permanent transfer between the Livonia Ave L train Station and the Junius St. # 3 train station.
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On Monday, February 3rd, 2020, Council Member Inez Barron, Assembly Member Charles Barron, Brooklyn Community Board 5, and concerned community residents will gather to demand that the MTA establish a free permanent transfer between the Livonia Ave L train Station and the Junius St. # 3 train station.

The gathering will start at 10:00 am.

They are fighting to end the decades-old “double-charge” for subway riders who transfer between the two stations. Riders who switch between the Junius St. # 3 train station and the Livonia Ave L train Station have had to exit the turnstiles at one of the stations, walk through a connecting path, go directly across the street, and then swipe another fare through the turnstiles at the other station.

NYC Council Member Inez Barron stated that “at a public meeting, the MTA explicitly stated that the double charge system is revenue-based. How dare the MTA and City try to exploit low income communities while giving train stations with similar configurations in rich areas free transfers. The MTA reprogrammed the metrocards to eliminate the double charging for the temporary L-train tunnel repair project, so the capacity to eliminate the double charge without construction work has been demonstrated. Our community demands that the temporary transfers be made permanent.”

Additionally, Brooklyn Community Board 5 voted at their January 22nd General Board meeting, for a resolution to be issued to MTA for the free transfer to be made permanent. The resolution reads, “the Metropolitan Transportation Authority must: publicly and immediately commit to make the transfer between the 3-Train at Junius and the L-Train at Livonia PERMANENT.” The resolution was unanimously approved echoing the voices of community members that have long suffered through this double charge.

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