City and State Seek Feedback in Advance of L Train Closure
NYC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Host Community Workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are hosting four public workshops - two in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn - to gather community feedback on the L Train closure, which is expected to begin in 2019 and last approximately 18 months.
If you and your organization or business will be impacted by the closure, please plan to attend and provide input.
UPDATE: The February 9th meeting is postponed due to snow. Check back for updates.
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER East Side of Manhattan Thursday, February 9th / 7PM – 9PM Town and Village Synagogue 334 East 14th Street
West Side of Manhattan Thursday, February 23rd / 7PM – 9PM Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 328 West 14th Street
Williamsburg Thursday, February 16th / 6 PM - 8 PM The Williamsburg HS for Architecture & Design 257 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
East Williamsburg/Bushwick Thursday, March 2nd / 6 PM - 8 PM Progress High School 850 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Accordingly to the press release, officials from MTA and NYCDOT will be on hand to provide information on the repairs and to solicit community feedback on possible alternate travel options during the planned 18-month closure. These sessions will seek input for traffic modeling and analysis as service plans to minimize impact are being developed. Representatives will also be available to discuss construction impacts, ADA issues, and bus and subway service as it relates to the closure.
Each workshop will be structured to allow public participation on a rolling basis as people arrive in order to solicit ideas from the greatest number of people. They are intended to help MTA and NYCDOT better understand preferred alternate travel options for impacted customers. They will also solicit community input on alternate solutions such as increased bicycle use, shuttle buses and ferries, and to generate other suggestions. The MTA and NYCDOT are also working with community boards, elected officials and the public to develop alternate service plans, which will be in place at least one year ahead of the 2019 closure.