Transportation officials listen to public’s L train concerns

A sense of dread weighs on some commuters who take the L train to work, but transportation officials are trying to tap into their concerns to mitigate potential problems.



The line will close for repairs for 18 months beginning in 2019, according the MTA, affecting as many as 400,000 straphangers.



Transportation officials have implemented outreach efforts to explain the work and to listen to concerns raised by the public, but many people say they feel left in the dark.



Some say they worry they won't be able to get around on the ferry at night. Others are planning to walk or use expanded Citi Bike service. And others are asking for more alternatives like ferries, buses and bike lines.


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