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The MTA Will Vote On A Much Shorter L-Train Shutdown This Week

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The MTA Will Vote On A Much Shorter L-Train Shutdown This Week

The L-Train-pocalypse has loomed over us for what seems like an age. This week the MTA will vote on a proposal to reduce the length of the shutdown… but it comes at a steep price. 

Back in July of last year, when the MTA announced that they would shut down the L-train for 18 months, people freaked the hell out. Understandably so. The parts of the line that will be closed are used by over 255k people daily. That’s more than just a little inconvenient.

This week the MTA will vote on a plan that would reduce the shutdown to 15 months, beginning construction in April rather than January of 2019.

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This reduction in time doesn’t come for free though, it would cost the MTA $15 million. The money would be an incentive for the contractors working on the line to finish the job in a shorter time-frame.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed the shutdown gets a three month reduction!

Featured image source: [Wikimedia Commons]