Schumer pushes feds to pay up on MTA’s L-train improvements

The federal government needs to pony up its $100 million share for improvements to the L train’s capacity and its stations, Sen. Charles Schumer said in a letter to the Biden administration Thursday.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority earlier this year wrapped up a roughly $370 million project to add capacity along the L train line and improve several stations, starting in 2017. The MTA proudly showcased a new elevator and other changes at the Bedford Ave. station last October. Earlier that year, the MTA rehabilitated the tunnel that was the central component of the wider L train construction effort.

The Federal Transit Administration declined to pay $100 million

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