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“Fix New York City” plan is more than Congestion Pricing!

Every one is talking about the “Fix NYC Panel Report” and its recommendation to implement Congestion Pricing. But there is much more there than meets the eye.

The panel also recommends to enforce gridlock laws and Bus lanes with cameras if feasible, to overhaul the placards program and to focus on the bus congestion on the [...]

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SANS L TRAIN: Scheduled Open Houses etc..

[ February 14, 2018; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] MTA and DOT are planning open houses to collect community input on their plan for subway, buses, bicycles and pedestrians during the shutdown of the L train. Mitigation of traffic on the adjacent streets will be discussed as well.

Canarsie Tunnel Open Houses
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:00 -8:00 p.m.
328 West 14th Street

In addition to the Open [...]

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Speak Up: another long distance bus stop@ 42nd street and 9th

 
Another long distance company is requesting a stop on 42nd street , in the bus lane , at the bus stop on the South East corner of 42nd and 9th. there are already two stops  for airport buses , one stop for a local tour bus and illegally parked post office trucks.
One wonders why MTA [...]

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Best Wishes for 2018

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 [...]

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Adding 50% more capacity to the existing bus terminal is viable

The results of a recent study concluded this month was presented to the Port Authority Board of Commissioners on September 28, 2017. Engineering and Construction firms concluded that it would be feasible to add two floors to the current bus Terminal and then proceed to renovate the floors below , in a top down approach. [...]

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Meeting with Bus companies and DOT

 
On October 5, 2017 Council Member Corey Johnson was joined by Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, a representative of Assembly Member Rosenthal , CB5 and CB4 to host a meeting of Bus companies Executives, representative and executive officers  of their association, the DOT and NYPD.
This was the second meeting called by the council [...]

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Join Us : Discuss Air Quality with the State Agency DEC

[ October 12, 2017; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] After our presentation on Air quality  - or lack thereof –  to the Parks and Environment Committee of CB4, the state agency in charge of the environment – Department for Environmental Conservation, (DEC)  will be presenting their plans and efforts to the committee.

Department of Environmental Conservation Presentation
Thursday, October 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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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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