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Category Archives: Port Authority
DOT has completed its installation of a wider sidewalk and protected bike lane from W38th to W45th Streets, with NO CONFLICTS with vehicles (full split phase signals, no left turn at W42nd Street) and striped green at W45th Street ! This is the beginning of a new era for pedestrian and bicyclist safety! THANK YOU [...]
[ September 5, 2019; 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] SPEAK UP : Tell the Port Authority to be more encompassing and bolder in its goals and solutions . This new facility will probably last more than 50 years.
Port Authority Bus Replacement Project
Thursday September 5, 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel Times Square,
207 W 43rd Street (7/8), New York, NY
The PA does not intend to fully relieve the [...]
[ July 10, 2019; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] SPEAK UP : tell the Port Authority your priorities[caption id="attachment_6040" align="alignleft" width="300"] PABT ramps – credit Brian Weber[/caption]
The public meetings are part of the Port Authority’s robust 120-day public outreach process to solicit comments from elected officials in New York and New Jersey, the City of New York, neighborhood residents, other stakeholders and the public [...]
The horrendous stretch of West 38th Street to West 45th Street is slated by DOT for an upgrade and not a minute too soon. The changes will take place later this year.
Pedestrian congestion is so extreme on this stretch, that last year conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists escalated with a pedestrian sending a cyclist to the [...]
So many times, we complained that DOT was too slow or not doing enough .. Let’s give them credit for the projects going on in our neighborhood. These are very exciting times for Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea even if some projects took a very long time to come to fruition.
The Port Authority is seeking interested individuals who commute regularly through or live near the midtown bus terminal to serve on the agency’s new Port Authority Bus Terminal Advisory Council.
The new advisory council – which will launch in July as a 12-month pilot program – will be tasked with providing input to facility management on [...]
We are very pleased to announce that the Canoe plaza (at West 36th street and 9th Avenue) is now complete. This project started in 2009 , during the Western Rail Yards negotiations took a long time to materialize, but it was worth the relentless effort it took to make it happen!
After four year of fruitless [...]
The rhythm and quality of CB4 interaction with the Port Authority is a sea change from previous years. It is clear that the PA executives in charge are ready and anxious to proceed with the project. See some of the key dates for yourself:
•MCB4 meets with the Port Authority on the #7 extension
•Meeting of the PABT NY working group [...]
2017 felt like a rotten year, but we kept our heads down and managed to accomplish a lot with the help of DOT, our elected officials and the Community Board:
Reclaim Street Space for pedestrians: A whole block of 8th Avenue (42/43) was transformed by dedicating a car lane to pedestrians and adding a protected bike [...]
The Regional Plan Association recently published key transportation recommendation ahead of Its fourth regional plan to be released in November 12017. It pretty closely mirrors the Community Board and our recommendations for the bus terminal replacement: a long distance bus terminal at or around Javits Center, that would provide enough capacity to extend the terminal [...]