The MTA is looking for $300 million in federal funding to make significant improvements to the L train line. From DNAinfo:
Major improvements to the train system’s infrastructure would allow the MTA to run two more trains per hour, increasing service by 10 percent and serving 2,200 more people, the authority said.
Funds would also go toward adding two new street stairs on the east side of Bedford Avenue for the subway stop, where average weekday entries have increased by 250 percent since 1998, as well adding entrances to the First Avenue station on Avenue A, according to the MTA.
Currently, the Bedford Avenue station only has two, five-foot wide stairs that lead into the station on Bedford.