Town Hall on L Train Shutdown Tonight in Williamsburg

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Passengers leaving the L train at Lorimer Street. About 225,000 riders take the L between Brooklyn and Manhattan each day. (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

WILLIAMSBURG – In their ongoing efforts to reach out to residents that will be affected by the 15-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel for repair, the MTA and DOT are holding another meeting to address the public.

Tonight will be a town hall meeting at Progress High School in Williamsburg, where both NYCT President Andy Byford and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg will make presentations, followed by a Q&A session with the public.

At a previous town hall in Manhattan, advocacy groups faced off over the proposed 14th Street “busway,” though it remains to be seen what hot-button issues may come up on the Brooklyn side of the shutdown.

As the clock winds down in the last 12 months before the shutdown, both the MTA and DOT have stepped up their public engagement. Earlier this year, they hosted a series of joint open house events which revealed some of the plans for mitigating the effects of the shutdown to the public.

Now, with town hall-style meetings, the agencies seem to be opening up the floor to more direct public comment. If you’ve got something to contribute, tonight is the night to make your voice heard!

MTA/DOT Brooklyn Town Hall
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
(Doors at 5:30 pm)

Progress High School
850 Grand Street at Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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