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District 4

Keith Powers

Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place

January 3, 2019

“Any plan that reduces the inconvenience for commuters and improves the quality of life for my constituents is a welcome upgrade. However, the previous plan came after careful planning and extensive community outreach, in addition to months of disruption to my constituents.

The new recommendations are a swift and sudden change to the L train plan, which now need to be fully evaluated. Today’s announcement comes after individuals have made life-altering decisions about where to live, residents have been impacted by confusing parking changes, and New Yorkers have had taxpayer dollars spent on a design that has become obsolete.

As part of the new plan, the City should continue its commitment to providing alternative transportation measures, including the M14 Select Bus Service and Williamsburg-Stuyvesant Cove ferry service. The MTA should also commit to expansion of subway lines to provide much-needed service to impacted residents.

As an everyday L train rider, I am hopeful that this will be an improvement in the lives of New Yorkers and look forward to receiving more information in the coming days.”

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