I'll have more on this tomorrow. The long and the short of it is, with a relatively low overall funding commitment, the MTA could improve service on the F line in Brooklyn with the return of express service.
"At a City Council budge hearing today, Aaron Stern, director of New York City Transit's Office of Management and Budget, mentioned that the MTA is going to do as it has previously promised and will review bringing express service back to the F after the Culver Viaduct rehab finishes at the end of the year. First that rehab gave us extended G serviceinto Brooklyn and now this? Not so fast!"
The key is additional service for express stops, not cannibalizing service at local stops.