Apocalypse averted, but questions surround Cuomo’s L train plan

January 09, 2019 - 1:57 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Yorkers may be happy to hear that there won't be an L apocalypse, thanks to the new plan to deal with the L train tunnel repairs.

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But one local lawmaker says this isn't the end of the story.

Ydanis Rodriguez hopes Gov. Andrew Cuomo puts his money where his mouth is. The city councilman wants the governor to reimburse the city and all of the agencies that have been spent over the past three years on contingency plans for the L train shutdown.

The governor says the shutdown is no longer necessary. The councilman says the money and the details of the governor's plan are vital.

"We deserve more transparency about this particular new corporation in the private sector that has been identified as the one that will do the job," he said.

Under the new plan, European technology will prevent a 15 month closure to repair the storm damaged tunnel. Service interruptions will instead take place at night and on weekends.