Not to get too Brooklyn-centric on you this week, but we would be remiss to ignore a petition for a public transit improvement that makes as much sense as this one: The MTA has promised to study the feasibility of connecting the G Train to the Atlantic/Pacific Terminal, and a local group called Save the G has created an online petition in support of this potential connection.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the project would take 5–10 years to complete and would be the biggest shaft in the subway system. The recent news that the MTA needs more cash in order to implement its capital plan, in part because of the immense cost of the (now delayed again) Second Avenue Subway, does not bode well for the G train project, especially considering plans are already on the books for an extension of the line into Park Slope and Kensington. Still, there’s no denying that a connection between the G and the B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains would be welcome by thousands of Brooklyn commuters in Bed Stuy, Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill, Gowanus, and other neighborhoods.

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