City Council Committee Holds Hearing On L Train Disruptions


Well, that is a start! New Yorkers HATE busses. They only go at average 8 mph in NY anyway.

PenneyVanderbilt

CBS Local

The City Council Transportation Committee is holding a hearing Thursday on dealing with commuting disruptions when the L train tunnel shuts down for repairs in 2019.

The MTA and city Department of Transportation have a sweeping plan to provide alternative service to L train riders, which connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, running below 14th Street.

“The City Council and riders expect that the city and the MTA present a detailed and comprehensive plan,” committee chairman Ydanis Rodriguez said.

The plan includes restricting cars from 14th Street from 3rd to 9th avenues, open only to buses to accommodate those who would typically take the subway. Additional buses are expected to carry 15 percent of displaced L train riders.

One parking lane would also be stripped from 13th Street to accommodate people opting to ride their bike.

NYPD traffic agents would monitor the Williamsburg Bridge during rush hours, open only to…

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