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RPA’s “Crossing the Hudson” Proposes a Holistic Plan for the Next 20 Years and Beyond

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 [...]

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Buses and Cars exhaust is fouling our air – How can 40% more buses help?

Last week Chekpeds joined the Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition to present to the CB4′s Parks and Environment committee their findings related to Air Quality in our district.
Using the Data gathered by the NYC Department of Health, we highlighted that CB4 has the third worst air quality in the city. The city itself in not in [...]

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DOT Responds to CB4′s Calls for Bus Enforcement

After the loss of two cyclists in our district in June, Council Member Johnson and CB4 asked for and obtained separate meetings with DOT and NYPD.
DOT’s COO was on hand to clarify the procedure related to approval, management and  renewal of bus operations.
It turns out that DOT does not take in account historical bus safety information when [...]

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Port Authority Bus Terminal : Next Steps

Two months ago the Port Authority  adopted its 10 year Capital plan and earmarked $ 3.5 Billions to build a new bus terminal . However the Chairman indicated that “ this resolution does not preclude the study of any additional options for providing cross-Hudson transportation. We continue to acknowledge that, while the bus terminal is a [...]

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We need your input to preserve our community from the Bus Terminal- Meeting and Survey

[ February 7, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

 

On December 6, Manhattan Community Board 4 hosted a community planning session at Metro Baptist Church related to proposals for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT).  At that meeting it was announced that a community coalition would be forming in the wake of PABT discussions and proposals.

The first meeting of the coalition will be Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 [...]

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Governor Cuomo does not care about the Bus Terminal – We do and We VOTE

[ December 6, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] While everyone bickers about which project to fund, the community continues its steady work on planning our area to include a replacement terminal. Please join us  and bring your ideas!

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We Need Your Input: Update on Port Authority Bus Terminal

[ December 6, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

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Regulation of Sightseeing Bus – Better but needs work

On September 23, 2016 the City Council held an oversight hearing of the Hop-on, Hop-off bus industry a welcome initiative.
Intro 529 -A increased safety requirements for drivers, a proposal we support whole heartedly. However CB4 asked that the drivers be subject to the same safety test as the MTA drivers. Nothing less.
Intro 713 -A proposed [...]

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How to Improve Bus Service In New York

[ September 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The Transit Center has studied the many reasons why buses are getting slower 30% slower than in 2000, in New York City , and published an interesting report on a collection of proven remedies to apply to the network.  you can read the report called ” how to improve Bus Service in New York here.

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Elected to Port Authority: Go back to Square one

No one said it was going to be pretty!  In a whirlwind of meetings with the City, press conferences and letters back and forth, the City and our elected officials made it clear to the Port Authority that the current process was backward and should be started over from the beginning.
On July 20, the Community [...]

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