The meeting was held on Dec. 11th, inviting many democratically elected officials, merchants of all races, community members, and chamber of commerce delegates. The meeting was bringing objections to MTA for its construction of the line 7 train during the Spring Festival.
MTA repeats doing the same thing year by year. This can be seen as race discrimination. Democratically elected officials suggested that it is not impossible to organize a protest.
Congressman Grace Meng, Congressman Toby Stavisky and many other together wrote letters to the president of MTA Joseph Lhota. Since Feb. 10th, there will be a lot of activities holding in Flushing. Seven trains play a significant role in Flushing. In 2008, MTA was conceded to let 7 trains in service by alderman Liu. In this year, small business and the Spring Festival activities will be greatly affected if there is no train running. Alderman Gu evoke people to dial 511 or write objections on mtainfo.com.