Transit union opposes 370 Jay NYU deal

April 25, 2012 06:30PM

The Transport Workers’ Union is not pleased about the recently announced deal to turn 370 Jay Street, an office building in Downtown Brooklyn that houses Metropolitan Transportation Authority offices and equipment, into New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, NY1 reported.

Members of the union packed a meeting of the MTA board in today, urging them to vote down the deal to abandon the agency’s former transit headquarters in the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood.

“Before the MTA gets into the business of using its public assets that belong to New York City transit riders to create an epicenter of technology in academia, the MTA should use that public asset to create an epicenter of excellent transit service in New York City,” John Samuelsen, THE union’s president, told NY1. [NY1]