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MTA officials to take part in 7 train town hall meeting Tuesday

By Bill Parry

Newly appointed MTA Transit President Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim will appear with members of her staff at a town hall meeting in Sunnyside Tuesday and answer questions about the No. 7 subway line. The event takes place at the Sunnyside Community Services center at 43-31 39th St. beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting comes two months after City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) joined members of the advocacy group Access Queens at a rally beneath the 40th Street railing against years of service shutdowns and unreliable service during the last several years. MTA officials last met with frustrated 7 train riders in April 2014.

“I’m extremely proud to host this town hall with Access Queens and to bring MTA President Ronnie Hakim directly to 7 train riders,” Van Bramer said. “All too often, the 7 train is overcrowded and unreliable, and the MTA has been unresponsive to our complaints. This town hall will give riders a chance to share our concerns with the MTA and to get the answers we deserve.”

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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