Come to These Public Forums and Find out How MTA’s Plan for the L Train Breaks Down

Evan Haddad


The MTA is finally ready to answer your questions and concerns about that nasty L train shutdown in the not-so-distant future.

Alongside the Department of Transportation (DOT), the MTA is hosting four forums through this month and next, giving the public a chance to learn more about the city’s mitigation plan for the April 2019 shutdown that will inconvenience around 225,000 riders.

MTA’s mitigation plan breaks down (no pun intended) into three categories: subway service, the Williamsburg Bridge, and street design.

MTA wants to expand service on the G, M, and Z lines, while also extending the length of G and C trains. They plan to create special bus lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge to connect Grand Street in Brooklyn with Manhattan connection points. The final part of the plan is somehow redesigning some streets in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Still confused about how this is all going to work out? We too!

So get out the pencils and paper, Bushwick, and take down the dirty deets of the forums. Hope to see and hear you there.

 Jan. 24 at the Progress High School, 850 Grand St. 5-8 p.m.

 Jan. 31 at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St. 5-8 p.m.

 Feb. 8 at the Williamsburg Community Center, 195 Graham Ave. 5-8 p.m.

 Feb. 14 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 328 West 14th St. 5-8 p.m.

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