A luxury car-service startup called The New L had 5,000 panicked people sign up in preparation for the L train shutdown. Now, its future is 'TBD.'
January 4, 2019
The New L was intended to be a luxury alternative to New York City's plan to get people from Brooklyn to Manhattan during the planned shutdown of the L train.
Everything We Know Now About The L Train Un-shutdown
January 4, 2019
The luxury shuttle bus company, created to chauffeur displaced L train riders into Manhattan, will keep its waitlist open in the coming weeks as it gauges demand among the New Yorkers who've already signed up for the $155/month service.
L train shutdown: Everything you need to know
January 4, 2019
Private companies are also taking advantage of the shutdown and offering shuttle services. For example, a luxury bus service calling itself The New L would have shuttled commuters between Manhattan and Brooklyn, on weekdays, for $155/month. Its owner says they are waiting to see what happens with the new plan before deciding how to proceed.
The New York Times
The L Train Shutdown Was Just Canceled. What Exactly Does That Mean?
January 3, 2019
A luxury ride share company that started just for the shutdown, The New L, said it would keep its wait list open, just in case the new plans didn’t work, and there was still a need for the $155-a-month service.
New York Magazine
38 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200
November 27, 2018
‘The New L’ Van Service’ A one-month membership for your soon-to-be-stranded Bushwick friend.
New York Magazine
Tales From the Impending L-Train Apocalypse
November 14, 2018
It’s a monthly subscription so you don’t have to wake up every single day and order a vehicle or worry about surge pricing.
A First Look at 'the New L,' the Startup Community’s Solution to the L Train Shutdown
September 20, 2018
For $155 a month, L train passengers can take an ultra-lux alternative that offers free WiFi and a breakfast bar.
L train shutdown begets The New L luxury shuttle service
September 18, 2018
“We were thinking of doing a shuttle for ourselves and people in our building, but continuing to dig deeper into the numbers this is affecting, we decided to open it up to the public,” Getto explained.
The New L: A Luxury Transportation Alternative During NYC's L Train Shutdown
August 29, 2018
A major New York City subway line that transports hundreds of thousands of commuters is shutting down in April. "The New L" is a luxury transportation service that will run during the shutdown, with amenities like Wi-Fi and breakfast. Jaime Getto, President of "The New L" tells Cheddar what users of this new service can expect.
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Survive the L Train Shutdown
Updated August 21, 2018
Others seeking longer-term, exclusive-ish solutions can look to The New L -- a carpool subscription that, for the bargain price of $155 a month, sends a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to your door each rush-hour morning, and gets you where you need to go while you enjoy Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast.
New York City’s L Train Shutdown Might Not Be So Terrible
August 21, 2018
There’s also a private-sector effort to step into the L train void: A startup dubbed “the New L” plans to offer Brooklyn commuters morning rides to Manhattan in wifi-equipped “luxury shuttles,” for a monthly subscription of $155.
NY Daily News
NYC Officials Check Out New Bus Routes Ahead of Planned L Train Shutdown in April
August 6, 2018
“The fact that the MTA has failed so horrendously to address the L train shutdown with government funded public transit — this is the reason why we have to worry about traffic. Shuttle buses are the best way to mitigate,” Getto said. “If the DOT or MTA tries to pass legislation to stop other buses from crossing the bridge, they will not have only failed to put out a viable plan, but they will be making the shutdown far worse for everyone.”
How Residents of One New York Neighborhood Plan to Ride Out a Subway Line’s Shutdown
August 4, 2018
While the L train is the primary mode of transportation for Williamsburg residents, it's not the only game in town. A luxury jitney service calling itself — wait for it — "The New L" is charging commuters $155 each month to shuttle to and from Manhattan. Each shuttle will offer Internet, breakfast bars and phone chargers.
Luxury Train Service “The New L” Wants to Help Commuters Affected by the L Train Shutdown
August 1, 2018
As the L-pocalypse draws nigh—the line is slated to stop running between Brooklyn and Manhattan in April 2019—one Brooklyn entrepreneur has announced that she’s starting a shuttle service called "The New L" to ferry commuters from their Brooklyn homes to their Manhattan places of work.
This Startup Wants to Save L Train Riders with Fancy Vans and Breakfast Bars
July 27, 2018
To find out more about how The New L will work, we heard from Getto herself. Here’s what she had to say:VICE: How did The New L come about? And what is the service in your own words?
New York Post
This ‘Luxury’ Alternative Will Make the L Train Shutdown Feel Like a Dream
July 26, 2018
An entrepreneur is starting up a “luxury” alternative to the L train to run when the line stops running into Manhattan next year.
“The New L” shuttles will be outfitted with Wi-Fi, chargers and a breakfast bar — and set riders back $155 a month for trips Monday to Friday.