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Brooklyn-Based State Assemblyman William Colton Calls For Action From MTA

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Brooklyn-based State Assemblyman William Colton wants to make one thing perfectly clear: he will not allow the MTA to get away with its assault on working people, seniors, disabled persons and children across southwest Brooklyn.

Colton told 1010 WINS that assault has come in the form of 18 months without B64 bus service in the area.

“We are going to let the MTA know that we will not tolerate their irresponsible disregard for the public need for transportation in our neighborhood,” Colton said at a rally on Saturday at the Ulmer Park Bus Depot. “This neighborhood is not going to be silent to these cuts that were made a year ago.”

On hand for the event were members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, who have signed on to support Colton’s call for restoring the B64.

Southwest Brooklyn residents, do you feel that there is a lack of bus service available in your area? Offer your thoughts and comments in the section below…