This summer may see the holy matrimony of two of the city’s biggest transit stories–Citi Bike and the G train. The beleaguered Brooklyn-Queens subway line will see tunnel closures for 12 weekends this year, and to compensate, the MTA is considering adding Citi Bike service to Greenpoint and Long Island City.
Unlike the initial rollout of the bike share program, which was funded entirely by Citigroup, the extension could theoretically be paid for by the MTA. “It’s an active discussion,” a source within the transit authority told the Daily News. “We recognize the G train serves an area without other subway options.”
I can feel the manufactured outrage brewing already.