PARKCHESTER - Commuters and local politicians are calling on the MTA to expand its Metro-North service to the east side of the Bronx.

Residents say the lack of train service means extra time spent commuting. The proposal asks Metro-North to add stops in Parkchester, Hunts Point, Morris Park and Co-op City.

Politicians endorsing the plan include mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilwoman Annabel Palma and state Sen. Gustavo Rivera. Quinn says additional Metro-North service would cut commuting time and create more jobs.

The MTA says it’s currently doing an environmental assessment.