After the last frustrating setback in September, we told the L train we were thinking about seeing other people. We've done this dance for too long, and it's getting too cold outside to settle for shuttle buses. But of course the moment we decide to severe ties, the MTA sends us a bouquet of flowers: they announced that they plan on boosting service on the L train next year, adding eight more round trips on weekdays and four more round trips on weekends.

In addition, the MTA also wants to boost service on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, E, and F lines. The 2 and 3 will see a boost of six weekday roundtrips; the 4, 5, A, E and F lines will all have two extra round trips; there will also be an increase in weekday afternoon and early evening service on the G, and an extension of the M to Essex Street in Manhattan on weekends.

The MTA board will vote on the $4.3 million proposed service changes on Wednesday—so this is what happens when you have a $1.9 billion budget surplus over the next four years.