Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see a new subway line in Brooklyn.
In his outline for his new mobility plan “OneNYC,” de Blasio called for a study to investigate the feasibility of a subway line down the Utica Avenue corridor of Brooklyn. The mayor called this part of NYC “one of the densest areas of the city without direct access to the subway.”
As noted in the New York Times, this isn’t the first time the idea of running the subway down Utica Ave has been proposed. It was included in subway expansion plans from 1910s, 1920s, and re-introduced as recently as the 1970s
Though it’s not a new idea, director of the Rudin Center for Transportation at New York University Mitchell Moss told The Times that “no one expected” this announcement for the mayor.
It’s still unclear how this expansion would take shape – whether it would branch off the 4 train from the Eastern Parkway line; or the A or C trains from the Fulton St line (or another proposal altogether).
Read the original article at http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/04/26/brooklyn-may-get-a-brand-new-5-mile-subway-line/.