Approval of MTA capital plan means changes for Brooklyn commuters

State leaders approved the largest capital plan in MTA history Wednesday, which translates to more money being spent on transit construction in Brooklyn and citywide.

Some $20 billion will go towards repairs, and expansion and security upgrades. Originally projects were going to be put off because lawmakers were in dispute over the MTA capital plan. However, Brooklyn commuters can now expect to see changes to buses and subways. In addition, there will be construction on 2nd Avenue subway lines and a rail line between Kennedy Airport and lower Manhattan.

A bond act to give MTA the power to borrow more money was also approved by lawmakers, but must go before voters in November.

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