NY Governor Touts Plan to Fix Subway Line without Shutdown

January 6, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to reassure skeptics about his surprise plan to repair a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn without a long-dreaded 15-month shutdown.

The Democrat spoke to reporters about his proposal Friday, a day after announcing the L-train shutdown wasn’t necessary .

He urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to quickly vote on his plan, which would allow trains to run during repairs.

Cuomo says similar approaches have worked in Europe and Asia.

News of an April shutdown had prompted some Brooklynites to change jobs or move. Transit officials had said the closure was needed to repair damage from 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

Cuomo says he directed engineers to take another look after a Brooklyn man confronted him about the aggravation of the shutdown.


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