NEW YORK COUNTY POLITICS: MANH Lawmakers on the Move, July 17, 2019
Maloney Writes Letter to MTA About Sudden L-Train Closure
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) penned a letter to the MTA expressing concern over their recent decision to close the L line.
The MTA announced yesterday that they would be shutting down the L line in Brooklyn for nine weekends and several weeknights, effective immediately. According to the agency, the shutdown will give construction workers the opportunity to make accessibility and power upgrades uninterrupted. However, they had provided little advance notice to the public, outside of a passing reference in the L Project newsletter.
“For regular L Train riders, the closures will be a major inconvenience and yet, there is very little information available to the public,” wrote Maloney. “I know that the MTA put a notice in the L Train newsletter and sent email to staff at elected officials’ offices, but this is not enough to put the commuting public on notice that there will be no service to ten stations late nights and weekends. The notice in the L Project newsletter was buried, coming after a lengthy description of the history of the L Train. Readers may never have scrolled all the way down to the significant news of service changes coming. Furthermore, riders who do not subscribe to the newsletter would have no way of knowing about the coming changes.”
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