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Free pass! MTA to cover expenses of residents displaced by M train construction

Transit authority will pay rent and moving expenses for some Bushwick residents
July 01, 2016 10:48AM

The M Train

The M Train

The transit authority will cover their rent, pay for residents’ moving expenses and provide 24-hour security to empty homes during the construction, DNAinfo reported.

Earlier this year, residents alone the stretch of the elevated M train learned that work would stretch for six to 10 months, and that some residents would need to relocate beginning in July 2017. 

Early on, some residents fought the work – and relocation – before learning how badly the renovation is needed. Low vibration tracks are also being installed.

Construction on the M train isn’t the only transit headache for North Brooklyn residents, who are also grappling with the L train shutdown starting in 2019. [DNAinfo] – E.B. Solomont