Preserve the G Train Extension
  • Petitioned Chairman Joseph Lhota

This petition was delivered to:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Chairman Joseph Lhota

Preserve the G Train Extension

    1. Lincoln Restler
    2. Petition by

      Lincoln Restler

      Brooklyn, NY

July 2012


Hey Folks! When we organize as a community on the issues that truly impact our quality of life, we can and do win. Our effort to persuade the MTA to preserve the G train extension into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington began with this petition. Nearly every elected official along the G train route, the Working Families Party, Community Boards, and dozens of neighborhood organizations joined our fight to Save the G! Our organizing efforts were covered on television stations and newspapers around the City and the MTA heard us loud and clear. Next week, the MTA is going to be officially announcing that the G train extension will be permanent. Congratulations all! My name is Lincoln Restler and I am the leader of the Democratic Party for Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Let me know if I can ever help with neighborhood issues and please come out and vote for my reelection as State Committeeman on Thursday, September 13. Thanks and congrats! Lincoln Restler State Committeeman and District Leader, 50th Assembly District E:

In July of 2009, the G train was extended by five stations from Carrol Gardens into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, and Kensington to allow for track work on the elevated section of the F and G lines. The MTA had indicated the extension would be permanent, but now they are seriously considering discontinuing G train service to these five stations.

The G links Brooklyn neighborhoods that otherwise are not readily accessible to one another by bus or subway. The MTA has severely cut the G train's route in Queens. The extension into Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington was one boost in service after years of cuts and fare hikes. The G train is our Brooklyn Local. We need to preserve the G train extension!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • over 2 years ago

      I live off the G and find this extension tremendously helpful.

    • Erica Mukherjee ROCKAWAY PARK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The MTA is the Metropolitan Transit Authority. It should exist to connect the entire metro area, not just Manhattan. Brooklyn is thriving due, in part, to its increased G train connectivity. Do not sever the connection to some of New York's most vibrant neighborhoods.

    • Phyllis Wojno BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      The G train is very improtant to the Greenpoint neighborhood. I and my children use it daily. This neighborhood is overcrowded so why would the MTA want to

      take this away. They can't say they arte not Greenpoint always get shortchanged.

    • Susan Nesbit BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I live near the G at Lafayette Ave and take it to and from Church St. The F does not stop at Lafayette Ave. I'd need to take the G and transfer to the F, slowing down my commute - in both directions.

    • Damon Brenner NORCROSS, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      How could the MTA let the G miss out on the important 4th Avenue transfer? Smith & 9th St. is one of the loneliest transfers in the city. I feel much safer taking the G all the way to Church Avenue, where I can catch another essential transfer, the B35 bus.


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