Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a senior advisor in the firm’s government and regulatory practice, spoke with City & State New York to discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategy to avoid the L train shutdown.
As noted in the publication, Cuomo’s goal is to circumvent the 15-month shutdown of the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn that is needed to conduct repairs. In his budget proposal, Cuomo pushed to pass congestion pricing and have New York City pay for additional capital funding necessary to repair the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subways.
Gyory commented on Cuomo’s plan, saying, “I do not know [whether] it is a good idea. I know it is a popular idea because it avoids havoc for commuters along the L line. It comes down to whether it works both short term and long term.”