STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Today’s archive page is from Feb. 10, 1976.
The Concerned Citizens Committee for Public Transportation announces plans for a massive demonstration on Staten Island to protest shortcomings in public transportation for the borough.
Billed as a Valentine’s Day Salute to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman, the rally will feature old buggies, covered wagons and costumed colonials on horseback, all of which, the organizers say, represent the level of service being provided on Staten Island.
“We’re calling for all Islanders to show the MTA and the T.A. that Staten Islanders will not sit passively by while they butcher our public transportation system,” Carol Plumb, a spokeswoman for the committee said.
Public officials will speak at the rally’s ending point at the Staten Island Mall.