December 12, 2017
Regional Plan Association: Improve Plans for the L Train Shutdown Before It’s Too Late
New Report Offers Recommendations to Improve the Rider Experience along the L line, Including Accessibility Initiatives, Bold Street Designs to Move People Faster, and Beginning Track Extensions
NEW YORK, NY – Regional Plan Association (RPA) has released a new report “Will the L Train Shutdown be a Missed Opportunity or Model for the Future?” urging the MTA & NYC DOT to use the L train closure to create transformative change on this segment of the L line, providing lasting benefits both above and below ground. A bolder, more comprehensive approach would provide a new model for how to deliver much-needed upgrades to the subway system more quickly and cost effectively. The time is short for the MTA in particular to make changes before the capital budget for this project is finalized.