Winter 1999-2000, p.4

Outcry from Cyclists Wins Year Round Access to Marine Parkway Bridge

Retrofitted mini schoolbus serves as the year-round shuttle bus on the Marine Parkway Bridge.Thanks to letters, calls and faxes from T.A. and the cycling public, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will provide a shuttle bus for cyclists during reconstruction of the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. The shuttle will operate year round until construction finishes in Spring 2001. According to MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Michael Ascher, "The best solution for all ...is to continue our own shuttle service throughout the winter period." Originally, the agency did not plan to provide service from November to March. Fortunately, MTA's quick action ensured no interruption in bridge access this fall for cyclists using the bridge to travel between Brooklyn and the Rockaways in Queens.

Write and thank MTA Bridges and Tunnels for providing the shuttle service.

Write to:
Michael Ascher
President, MTA Bridges and Tunnels
The Robert Moses Building
Randall's Island
New York, NY 10035
Fax: 212-860-1596

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