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L-Train Shutdown Forum

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

New York City’s public transit problems have been at the top of everyone’s mind. Between congestion pricing and the millionaires tax, it’s easy to forget that in 2019, the L-Train will shut down for 15 months … unless, of course, you live near the L-Train.

With the election approaching, Transportation Alternatives wants to make sure that L-Train users like you are informed about how your City Council candidates are planning to protect you from L-Train-related gridlock. 

Of the 50,000 Manhattan residents who use the L-Train every day, the shutdown will particularly affect those who live and work in the Financial District, the Lower East Side, Stuytown, Chelsea, and the West Village.
 
MODERATOR: Christopher Robbins City Editor from Gothamist

PANELISTS:

Dashia Imperiale running for City Council District 1

Carlina Rivera running for City Council District 2

Jasmin Sanchez running for City Council District 2

Mary Silver running for City Council District 2

Jorge Vasquez Running for City Council District 2

Bessie Schachter running for City Council District 4

Keith Powers running for City Council District 4

Marti Speranza running for City Council District 4

Vanessa Aronson running for City Council District 4

Maria Castro Running for City Council District 4

Barry Shapiro Running for City Council District 4

Jeff Mailman Running for City Council District 4

Rachel Honig Running for City Council District 4

In this crisis, there is opportunity: New York’s most ambitious leaders can use the L-Train shutdown as a testing ground for solutions that could radically improve transportation citywide. It is time to diversify public transit and empower New Yorkers’ choice to bike, walk, and take a hyper-efficient bus.

Sponsored by the dean's office of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, the Center for NYC Affairs, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC).

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