MTA, DOT will launch 14th Street SBS ahead of L train shutdown
—Curbed, New York

7.24.2018
With the forthcoming 15-month L train shutdown edging closer, the MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation have decided to convert Manhattan’s 14th Street into a busway three months ahead of the April 2019 shutdown (h/t amNY). CLICK HERE to read more.

The Very Latest on the City’s Plan to Deal With the L-Pocalypse
Bedford & Bowery

6.29.2018
Speaker Corey Johnson opened this week’s City Council hearing on the 15-month L-train shutdown with a dramatic flourish. He promised “dogged oversight” and suggested with a firm note in his voice that there better be a “hard stop” at the project’s anticipated completion date. As you’re probably aware, service is expected to be suspended for 15 months between Bedford Avenue and 8th Avenue starting in April 2019. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

L train shutdown explained: Facts, figures, proposals and more—amny

6.29.2018
Freaking out about the L train shutdown? You're not alone. The L train plays an integral role in getting hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers between Manhattan and Brooklyn every day. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Citi Bike will expand ahead of chaos from L train shutdown—amny

6.27.2018
FCiti Bike will be expanding its service in Manhattan and Williamsburg ahead of next year’s looming L train shutdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

L train shutdown mitigation plans outlined at City Council committee hearing—amny

6.27.2018
As it approaches the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy's devastating destruction of the east coast, New York City is still picking up the pieces — and its commuters will soon feel the full brunt of it thanks to the looming L train shut down. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

HOW THE L TRAIN SHUTDOWN WILL SCREW OVER EACH SUBWAY LINE—Village Voice

During the upcoming L train shutdown set to begin in early 2019, the MTA expects 70 to 80 percent of displaced L riders to take other subway lines. This will affect not only those displaced riders, but all the commuters who currently take the lines that will become filled with L refugees. In an ongoing series, the Village Voice will take a look at how each subway line will be affected.

L train shutdown questions ramp up ahead
of City Council meeting—Metro

6.26.2018
The MTA expects to run 80 buses an hour, with arrivals less than a minute apart, during “peak” commuting times as part of its mitigation plans for the looming L train shutdown, NYC Transit president Andy Byford said Wednesday. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

14th St. to become a 'busway' for most of the day during the L train shutdown—Daily News

6.25.2018
The city plans to turn 14th St. into a “busway” for 17 hours a day as part of its L train shutdown commuting plan, according to court documents. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Elevators are a win, but L-train shutdown fight still on track—The Villager

6.25.2018
Village and Chelsea residents, along with disabled advocates and local politicians, hailed a major victory on Monday morning when they announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to install handicap-accessible elevators at the L subway station at Sixth Ave. and W. 14th St. CLICK HERE to read the full article,

14th Street to become a busway during L train shutdown—Metro

6.25.2018
During the 2019 L train shutdown, an area of 14th Street will be restricted to mostly bus traffic for 17 hours a day, barring other vehicles from clogging up the road. CLICK HERE to read
the full article.

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown—The Gothamist

6.25.2018
After months of uncertainty, the city has agreed to ban most cars from 14th Street from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to make way for a bus-only corridor to accommodate thousands of displaced commuters during the 15-month L train shutdown.  CLICK HERE to read the full article.

L train shutdown plan includes 14th Street busway
for 17 hours a day—amny

6.25.2018
Carpool restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge are also proposed during the same 17 daily hours the busway is in effect.  CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Elevators are a win, but L-train shutdown fight still on track
—The Villager

6.21.2018
Village and Chelsea residents, along with disabled advocates and local politicians, hailed a major victory on Monday morning when they announced that the MTA has agreed to install handicap-accessible elevators at the L subway station at 6th Ave. and W. 14th St.  CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Council Speaker Corey Johnson to introduce bills to cope with upcoming L train shutdown—Daily News

6.17.2018
The city would have to open up information centers and create a position for someone to hear gripes about its handling of the L train shutdown under legislation being introduced in the City Council. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

L Train Shutdown—Village Voice

The Village Voice has on ongoing series about the impact of the L Train shutdown throughout the city.
CLICK HERE for access to all articles. 

Pols decry ‘L’-ack of handicap access in subway shutdown

5.24.2018
Councilmember Carlina Rivera called it "disgraceful and shameful" that 75 percent of the city's subway stations lack elevators. Assemblymember Harvey Epstein accused the M.T.A. of "poor planning" for not including adding elevators as part of its L shutdown plan.  CLICK HERE to read the full article.

The L Train Shutdown Scenario Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
—Village Voice

5.17.2018
The Williamsburg Bridge can only carry three more trains an hour to Manhattan, and that’s not going to be enough to get everyone to work.   CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Mayor shuts down 14th Street 'Bus Only' 24/7 plan—NY1

5.4.2018
Mayor de Blasio has shot down a proposal to make 14th Street in Manhattan "bus only" all the time during the L train tunnel shutdown. Commuters say that buses will need to run along 14th Street constantly during the 15-month period when the L train shuts down. CLICK HERE to read more

Complaints On The Rise As New Yorkers Say City’s Bicyclists Have Gone Rogue—CBS News (related topic)

5.2.2018
Recent complaints suggest that New York City’s bike riders have gone rogue. With violations on the rise, some bikers have been caught running read lights and in some cases running over people. CLICK HERE to read more.

L Train Apocalypse: Dedicated Bus & Bike Lanes Coming to Delancey Street—The Lo-Down

5.2.2018
We mentioned another town hall meeting happening May 9, a week from today, to discuss the looming L Train shutdown. The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation will be receiving feedback about their plan to move 275,000 daily passengers to-and-from Brooklyn. One big concern on the Lower East Side is the impact on Delancey Street and surrounding streets.
CLICK HERE to read more.

Community groups file lawsuit to stop planned L train shutdown—ABC Eyewitness News

4.3.2018
More than two dozen community groups in Greenwich Village and Chelsea are trying to stop a 15-month planned shutdown of the L train from Manhattan to Brooklyn. CLICK HERE for the full article

With L Train Shutdown a Year Off, Lower Manhattan Braces for Upheaval—NY Times

4.3.2018
One year from now a large swath of Lower Manhattan will face a deluge. Fourteenth Street, for nearly its entire length, will be transformed into the busiest bus route in the country, ferrying as many as 84,000 people a day. CLICK HERE for the full article

MTA, city hit with lawsuit over L train shutdown—WPIX 11

4.3.2018
Residents are filing a federal lawsuit against the MTA, the city transportation department and the Federal Transportation Administration after being fed up with proposals to move around L train commuters kicked off their subway line. CLICK HERE for the full article.

Manhattan residents sue to block partial shutdown of the L line—NY1

4.3.2018
A year from now, the L train is supposed to stop running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 15 months of repairs to the line's East River tunnel. CLICK HERE for the full article.

L train shutdown mitigation plan prompts suit from lower Manhattan residents—Curbed

4.3.2018
The looming L train shutdown that will halt service on one of the city’s busiest train routes from Williamsburg through the west side of Manhattan is poised to create a fresh transit hell around 14th Street, and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods are none too happy about it. CLICK HERE for the full article.

14th Street Plans Stir Protest—West View News

4.3.2018
Greenwich Village and Chelsea block associations have begun organized action in February, forming the new 14th Street Coalition. They join with many other groups across Manhattan to prevent impending blows to the quality of life in their downtown areas and streets. CLICK HERE for full article

MTA sued over L train shutdown plan to transform 14th Street into an all-bus corridor
—6sqft

4.3.2018
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released late last year its mitigation plan for the 15-month shutdown of the L train, set to begin in April of next year, calling for an all-bus, no-car corridor on 14th Street between Third and Ninth Avenues. The city says the MTA will have to run 70 buses every hour across the Williamsburg Bridge in order to accommodate the projected 84,000 daily bus riders.  CLICK HERE to read the full article. 

Residents, disabled groups sue to stop L shutdown plan—The Villager

4.3.2018
It’s either “L yes!” or “L no!” — depending on your point of view — as a federal suit to block the city’s L train shutdown plan is being filed in federal court on Tuesday morning. CLICK HERE for the full article.

NYC sued over proposed car ban during L train shutdown—New York Post

4.3.2018
The city’s plan to ban cars on 14th Street and add scores of buses during the L train shutdown will cause horrific conditions in the affected. CLICK HERE for the full article. 

MTA hit with suit over L train shutdown by worried West Side residents—Daily News

4.3.2018
West Siders are suing to keep the L train from shutting down, a year ahead of the closure the MTA has planned to allow it to repair a critical East River subway tunnel. CLICK HERE for the full article.

L train shutdown lawsuit filed against MTA, NYC Transit, NYC DOT and Federal Transportation Administration—amNewYork

4.3.2018
Worried Manhattan residents filed a lawsuit against city and state agencies on Tuesday in an attempt to block the looming L train shutdown. CLICK HERE for the full article.

With L Train Shutdown
a Year Off, Lower Manhattan
Braces for Upheaval—NY Times

4.3.2018
One year from now a large swath of Lower Manhattan will face a deluge. Fourteenth Street, for nearly its entire length, will be transformed into the busiest bus route in the country, ferrying as many as 84,000 people a day. CLICK HERE for the full article.

What the ‘L’? No E.I.S. could mean no subway shutdown—The Villager

3.28.2018
That is, assuming an E.I.S. even exists, in the first place, to be handed over.

In their “tunnel vision” for the city’s L subway shutdown scenario, two agencies may have failed to do a critical Environmental Impact Statement, or E.I.S., for the planned closure of the Canarsie Tunnel — and it could put the whole project on hold, says a Village attorney. CLICK HERE for the full article.

L-pocalpyse No! Plan would add 200 diesel buses—The Villager

3.1.2018
The “busway” on the humane-sounding “PeopleWay” proposed for 14th St. during the L train shutdown would feature scores of additional buses — each and every one of them spewing a steady stream of toxic diesel-particulate pollution into the air. CLICK HERE for the full article.

Who can claim Jane? Residents or bike riders?—The Villager

3.1.2018
It appears my prior talking point in this newspaper (“What would Jane do? Show the L shutdown study!” Feb. 15) spawned a rush by our opposition to claim Jane Jacobs’s legacy as their own. Clearly, I stuck a nerve and the response was a perversion of my points. CLICK HERE to read more.

West Village Lawyer Arthur Schwartz Threatens to Drag DOT to Court Over Its L Train Shutdown Plan—StreetsBlogNYC

2.28.2018
The looming L train shutdown is justifiably a source of huge concern for transit riders and people who live along the route. The unprecedented 15-month closure of the western portion of the L train, slated to begin next year, will disrupt the routines of hundreds of thousands of people. CLICK HERE for the full article.

Lawsuit could delay ‘L shutdown express’—The Villager

2.21.2018
An activist Village attorney has put the Department of Transportation on notice: Its much-hyped mitigation plan for the looming L train shutdown could be derailed — at least, for a while — unless the agency performs a legally required Environmental Impact Statement, or E.I.S. CLICK HERE for the full article.

What would Jane do? Show the L shutdown study!—The Villager

2.15.2018
How ironic to be in 2018, once again embroiled with the city — albeit through the Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Transportation Authority — over the quality of life in our Downtown neighborhoods and streets. CLICK HERE to read more.