Tweeting The Flushing Line’s Trials & Tribulations
To The Editor:
At first, I was quite surprised by the lack of a concrete agenda for Jimmy Van Bramer's Transportation Town Hall. It seemed really like another opportunity for people to just come out and gripe. Then, I was livid when I found out the night before that the meeting was to give people a chance to discuss 11 weekends of [#7 train] service interruptions. Obviously people involved in the meeting knew what was going to happen, but it was like they were afraid to tell anyone!
When I got to thinking about it, I realized that in this day and age with e-mail, Twitter, texting and maybe live streaming in the future, advance notice may no longer be necessary. I went to the meeting anyway and I'm glad I did. Next time I know I have a choice--I can stay at home and know my questions will be answered or I can show up and get the full experience.
Thank you for the choice!
Kate L. R. Longue
Long Island City, NY, January 11, 2012