Sunday, February 22, 2009

"I wouldn't be able to do any of these things without the bus"


The Daily News has a brief on the M8 protest yesterday. Anyone go to the event?

More than 100 bus riders urged the MTA Saturday to keep the crosstown M8 rolling, calling it the "lifeline" of Greenwich Village.

"I take it to my senior center, I take it to go shopping, I take it to the theater," said Teresa Hommel, a 64-year-old East Villager who has trouble walking. "I wouldn't be able to do any of these things without the bus."

The MTA plans to scrap service on the M8 and several other bus routes in order to help plug a $1.2 billion budget deficit. It links the East Village to the West Village.

2 comments:

Jill said...

I just posted my photos. Not much happened, or else it happened at Astor Place after I left.

Quinn said...

We had about 100 people turn out-- it was great. Rev. Billy, Councilmember Mendez, Brad Holyman, and Andrew Berman all spoke. Many other Electeds sent reps too-- Kavanagh, Squadron, Quinn, Duane, etc...

Quinn Raymond