MTA, NYCDOT Announce Town Hall Meetings for May

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will host two town hall meetings in Manhattan and Brooklyn in May. These meetings are open to the public. MTA and NYCDOT officials, including NYC Transit President Andy Byford and NYCDOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, will attend to present the latest updates about the Canarsie Tunnel repairs, L train shutdown, and proposed travel alternatives and mitigation plans. The meetings offer an opportunity for community members to clarify details of the proposed plans with MTA and NYCDOT officials and share their suggestions, questions, and concerns.

The two town halls will take place on:

Manhattan Town Hall
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
The Auditorium at The New School
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011


Brooklyn Town Hall
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
Progress High School
850 Grand Street (at Bushwick Avenue)
Brooklyn NY 11211

The L train closure, which begins in April 2019, will impact 300,000 daily L train riders and about 50,000 riders who use the L train to commute within Manhattan. Several elements of the proposed mitigation plan directly impact the Union Square-14th Street community, including the Select Bus Service on 14th Street, new protected bike lanes, and the proposed busway with vehicle restrictions for 14th Street.

To review the latest proposed mitigation plan and specific implications for the Union Square-14th Street district, please visit the Union Square Partnership’s L Train FAQ page.

For more information on the town hall meetings, visit MTA's  press release .

For more information on the town hall meetings, visit MTA's press release.

Rosemary Han