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Preparing for the Worst with L Maintenance In Brooklyn
2019 will see a major renovation of the L Train between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The train line is going to be shut down for 18 months. "In the ongoing absence of a formal havoc mitigation plan from the MTA and New York City’s transportation department (that will be released by January 2018, at the latest, according to the MTA) transit advocates have been working overtime to come up with ideas of their own," according to a Dana Rubinstein story for Politico. Among their suggestions are ways to bolster bus travel, like providing dedicated lanes for the buses that would see added ridership during the construction.
The heavily used train line is in need of maintenance to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. "Every weekday, 225,000 New Yorkers travel between Manhattan and Brooklyn using the L line," Rubinstein reports.