BP DIAZ & SPEAK UP FOR A BETTER BRONX TO CARRY PETITIONS SUPPORTING METRO-NORTH EXPANSION

BP DIAZ & SPEAK UP FOR A BETTER BRONX
TO CARRY PETITIONS SUPPORTING
METRO-NORTH EXPANSION
During busy holiday season, BP Diaz & community activists will Collect hundreds signatures calling on Amtrak to cease blocking new transit options for the East Bronx
Tomorrow, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and members of the community organization Speak Up For a Better Bronx will carry petitions at The Mall at Bay Plaza, urging shoppers to send a clear message in support of the forthcoming East Bronx Metro-North expansion.
The plan will bring new transit options to Co-op City, Morris Park, Parkchester/Van Nest and Hunts Point by expanding commuter rail options along existing track.
The petitions specifically urge Amtrak to cease their delay tactics and stop holding up this critical, universally popular transit plan for their own selfish financial reasons. Petitioners expect to collect more than 1,000 signatures throughout the day.
“For too long, Amtrak has held up the MTA Penn Station Access project – a critical metro rail connection tying four new East Bronx stations to both Penn Station in Manhattan and to job centers to the north in Westchester and Stamford, CT. Please sign below to tell Amtrak that we NEED better transportation in the Bronx and cannot afford any more delays,” states the petition.
WHEN:
Friday, December 7, 2018 (TOMORROW)
WHERE:
The Mall at Bay Plaza
200 Baychester Avenue
Ground Floor, Next to Santa Claus
The Bronx
TIME:
11:30 a.m.
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