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"The Villager" featured Dyson Assistant Professor Christopher Godfrey in "Air to Kenmare, busloads of worry at L public meeting"

08/10/2018

"The Villager" featured Dyson Assistant Professor Christopher Godfrey in "Air to Kenmare, busloads of worry at L public meeting"

...Christopher Godfrey, one of the few Brooklyn attendees, noted that some groups were severely underrepresented at the public meeting. His own fellow Brooklyn commuters living off the J and Z lines, namely black, Latino and Orthodox Jewish straphangers, were hardly represented. It’s expected that the J, M and Z lines would absorb nearly one-third of displaced L train riders.

Most who testified at the 5 p.m. Monday meeting had attended previous public hearings or live in Manhattan.

“These are all heavy public transportation users, and I’m little bit surprised that they’re not here,” said Godfrey, a clinical psychology professor at Pace University.

But he also asked the M.T.A. how the “citizen science” represented by the groups that were present is used to make decisions.

“[This is] an opportunity to collect that kind of narrative data,” he said, “and put it into service and at least know what was the story before, what do people know, what were the plans, how did the plans change, [and] what was the degree of accuracy of their knowledge.”

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