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Dear Editor,

Happy 108th Anniversary to R line service via the Montague Street Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The original construction of this tunnel by the old private Brooklyn Manhattan Rapid Transit (BMT) company under a franchise agreement with the city cost slightly less than $10 million on October 12, 1914. To build the same tunnel today would probably cost several billion dollars.

Today 65,000 riders from Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and other Brooklyn neighborhoods benefit from a direct subway connection to their neighbors in Manhattan along Broadway in downtown and midtown Manhattan, as well as Queens Plaza, Forest Hills and many other communities along Broadway and Queens Blvd in Queens.

Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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