Transit Advocates Suggest Bus Alternatives to L Train

In order to avoid chaos in 2019, when the L train stops running between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 months, the MTA should consider running buses on dedicated lanes from Williamsburg to midtown and downtown Manhattan. That’s one of the principal suggestions contained in a “community consensus proposal” released Tuesday by the Regional Plan Association and the Riders Alliance….Some of the buses could run up First Avenue, then head west on the hoped-for 14th Street transitway to Sixth and Eighth Avenues, where they could run uptown to Midtown and Midtown west. “The idea is that, once you transfer at Lorimer, you can get to the Midtown east bus, the Midtown west bus,” said Richard Barone. “That’s the upside of buses, that we can actually create more one-seat rides.”

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