Next president of New York City Transit says subway lines may be shuttered for repairs

A recent proposal by the Regional Plan Association suggested the MTA would need to end 24/7 service to keep up with repair work, though it was met with controversy and a rebuke from MTA chairman Joe Lhotta. Still, the transit agency is gearing up for a full 15-month shutdown of the L train, plus a five days closing this month for another tunnel that carries the E and the M lines between Queens and Manhattan.

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