Statement from Senator Hoylman Regarding Governor Cuomo's L Train Announcement

NEW YORK- Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to the new Canarsie tunnel rehabilitation plan set forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo today:

“As the State Senator who represents the entire stretch of the L train in Manhattan, I welcome any alternative to the L-train tunnel shutdown that repairs the tunnel within the current project timeline and maintains train service, while eliminating the need for hundreds of additional dirty diesel buses in our neighborhoods and traffic on side streets. That said, after three years of planning and community input, my constituents have reason to be circumspect about the details. It’ll be the job of the new Senate Democratic majority along with our Assembly colleagues to provide sufficient oversight of the MTA and this plan. In addition, we must continue to push for more reliable train and bus service, planned upgrades to our station and bike infrastructure, and work towards the ultimate goal of reducing car traffic through congestion pricing.”