During last December’s City Council Transportation Committee hearing regarding the L-Train shutdown, both the MTA and DOT, when asked by Council Member Stephen Levin, committed to monthly meetings with the L Train Coalition with the goal of having regular consistent dialogue about mitigation plans from now until the end of the shutdown.
We, the members of the L Train Coalition, are eager to begin these meetings as we represent every sector and elected representative in the affected area and we have been studying and advocating about the issue since it came to public attention.
We have worked with such respected experts as the Regional Plan Association, Transportation Alternatives and recently, Access Queens, to develop real world mitigation suggestions. We submitted our ideas via reports and participation in the past rounds of MTA debriefings dating back well over a year.
While we hope everyone comes out in force to question, listen and learn, during the upcoming MTA and DOT Open Houses, we still hope that they will engage with a smaller representative group in regular sessions, as there are many moving parts and specific challenges which don’t seem easily addressed in mass, public presentations.
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