MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
The MTA announced the 3 train station in East New York will finally reopen following months of construction.
MTA officials tweeted saying, "Repairs to the Pennsylvania Ave. 3 station are near completion after a truck struck and damaged the station back in October. The station will reopen on March 6.
However, councilmembers and residents say the station was supposed to open in February, and they are frustrated with the lack of crews the MTA had working to reopen the station.
State Assemblyman Charles Barron says that slow completion of repairs at the station is racist.
"Race is always a factor in how government and how the MTA and other agencies are dealing with our communities. We're not going to sit by silently and let that happen and not point out the fact that it is racist."
In a statement the MTA said that they always put the safety of its passengers first, regardless of location and the assemblyman's rant is false and beyond the pale.
The MTA has provided free shuttle bus service operating on Pennsylvania and Van Siclen avenues to accommodate commuters during the closure.