NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is out with its latest proposal to help deal with the impending closure of the L train.
The agency is planning to launch Select Bus Service, where riders can pay their fare at kiosks before boarding.
It will run from the East Side Ferry Terminal at 20th Street and Avenue C along 14th Street for the most part to Tenth Avenue.
This is in addition to the local buses that already run.
The plan would also shut down passenger vehicle traffic along much of 14th Street during peak hours.
That would make Ninth to Third Avenue eastbound and Third to Eighth avenues westbound bus only.
Not everyone is on board with the idea.
"It's going to be a mess how are we going to go to work?" said one rider.
"It sounds rough but I feel like you gotta do what you gotta do, I mean public transit is important to the city," noted another rider.
Starting in April 2019, L train service will be suspended between Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.
Crews will be repairing damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
It's expected to take 15 months.