Last night, State Senator Daniel Squadron held the first of four conference calls to update constituents on progress made pursuing his top priorities in Albany. It was a followup to the district-wide community convention he held back in March. During the call, Squadron said the MTA’s review of the F Train, which he requested, will be released next Thursday.
The New York Post picked up the story today, noting that one constituent in particular made a rather strong case to our new senator:
Elizabeth Weinstein — Squadron’s better half — was among the many constituents who complained to him about the often interminable wait and overcrowding on the F train. “My wife, actually my fiancee at the time, made a big point about highlighting how the F train has gotten a lot worse,” Squadron revealed. Where once it was a bearable
commute, the past decade has seen a steady ridership increase along the F line, making rush hour a test of will, and the limits of bodily contortion.
During the conference call, Squadron gave updates on various transportation and open space issues. He mentioned his support for the community-driven effort to give Luther Gulick Park on Delancey Street a facelift. Constituents who took part in the call were able to ask Squadron questions. The next call takes place next Wednesday at 530pm. Among the issues to be addressed: challengers posed by nightlife, public safety and construction – as well as zoning, neighborhood preservation, worker rights and jobs. Click here for information about how to call in.
Also, Squadron will be holding a back-to-school forum this coming Tuesday at:
See map: Google Maps
His web site says: “Come out and talk with Senator Squadron along with parents, educators, and community members
about our local schools and to highlight challenges and priorities for the coming school year. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org, as space may be limited.”
Check out the video below if you’d like to hear last night’s conference call: