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Morning Brief: May 24

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Senator Brad Hoylman is calling on the MTA to cancel its plan to use diesel buses during the 2019 L Train Shutdown. The New York lawmaker says that the city should be taking steps to invest in a greener New York by using hybrid and electric buses instead.

"As the impact of climate change looms larger every year, New York must step up and lead in environmentally friendly transportation," Hoylman said in a letter.

Senator Hoylman’s concerns are echoed by city councilmen Stephen Levin and Rafael Espinal. However, the MTA Executive Director Ronnie Hakim defended the MTA’s plan to use of diesel buses and said that electric buses still have to be tested before the MTA makes a larger investment in them. [Full Story]

NEED TO KNOW

Terror Alert in Britain Is Raised to Maximum as ISIS Claims Manchester Attack [NY Times]

Even some Republicans balk at Trump’s plan for steep budget cuts [The Washington Post]

Subway upgrade contest from Cuomo to pay $3M to anyone who can fix signal issues [amNY]

Senate Intelligence Committee issues new subpoenas to Flynn’s businesses [The Washington Post]

More Q Trains Coming to 2nd Ave. Subway During Rush Hour This Fall: MTA [DNAinfo]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

The Kansas City Royals beat the Yankees 6-2.

The Mets beat the San Diego Padres 9-3.

TODAY

The Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals at 7:05 PM.

The Mets face the San Diego Padres at 7:10 PM.

WEATHER

Cloudy, with a chance of rain in the morning. [Full Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

PIXIES @ WEBSTER HALL

KEVIN MORBY @ BOWERY BALLROOM

FLOGGING MOLLY WITH THE WHITE BUFFALO @ IRVING PLAZA

DELTA RAE @ RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

THE SECRET SISTERS @ DARYL’S HOUSE

WHITNEY WITH NATALIE PRASS @ BROOKLYN STEEL

WFUV PRESENTS: OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW @ TOWN HALL

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public. The Brooklyn Bridge took about 14 years to be completed.

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