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Lawmaker Demands MTA Cancel Plans For Diesel Buses During L Train Outage

(DNAINFO)  Gwynn Hogan | May 23, 2017 — A state lawmaker is calling on the MTA to cancel its plans to use 200 diesel buses to make additional trips between Manhattan and Brooklyn during the 2019 L train shutdown.

“I urge your agency to cancel this contract, dramatically increase the number of hybrid and electric buses on our streets, and take robust action to invest in a healthier, greener New York,” State Senator Brad Hoylman wrote in a letter to the MTA last week.

“As the impact of climate change looms larger every year, New York must step up and lead in environmentally friendly transportation,” he said, in the May 17 letter. “While I understand that the MTA is beholden to financial restrictions, I must ask, at what cost to our environment?”

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