MTA announces czar to oversee G Train project

The upgrade will improve safety, reliability and allow the MTA to run more trains on the G train line.

Nadia Galindo

Jun 13, 2024, 12:52 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that Hugo Zamora will be the new czar to oversee the G Train project.
The announcement was made during a news conference at the Greenpoint Avenue Station.
"The name of the game is to make everybody work together and make sure all the moving parts of the project are moving cohesively," said Zamora.
Zamora, a transit veteran, will oversee communication with train customers and overseeing replacement bus shuttle service during train outages.
He said his experience working in emergency management at the MTA prepared him for this task.
"I’m fully aware what it takes to make this system and entirety work," he said.
The MTA will be replacing 90-year-old signals with communications-based train control (CBTC).
The upgrade will improve safety, reliability and allow the MTA to run more trains on the G train line.
The first phase of the project begins June 28, causing an outage on the G Train between Court Square and Nassau Avenue. Bus shuttle service will be available between those stops to offset the outage.
The MTA will also perform renovations during the nine-and-a-half week project.
"We'll be doing tiling work, we’ll be doing painting, we’ll be doing railing, stair treads," said Demetrius Crichlow/Interim president, New York City Transit.
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