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Campaign against buses on 44th Street: Results

The community board passed a slew of resolutions to restrict illegal bus traffic on 44th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. letters went to NYPD, DOT , Port Authority, and bus companies, as well as our elected officials. As you know from our April 14th post , many commuter buses have been using this residential [...]

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Give Your Input on Long Distance Bus Stops

[ April 30, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] The intercity bus law took effect in November, but after the storm Sandy hit NYC, the city suspended its efforts to formulate guidelines for placement of bus stops.

The effort is picking up steam again . Please join us to participate in designing the guidelines .

Bring your practical suggestions: distance from residences and businesses,  distance from existing transportation hubs (Penn Station or [...]

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Transportation Committee: Buses and Traffic Calming

[ April 17, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Bus Congestion at W. 44th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
Proposal for the sidewalk adjacent to the entrance to the High Line at W. 34th Street – sidewalk improvements with trees, benches, etc. that require modifications to the MTA bus stop location.
Dangerous conditions at W. 46th Street and Tenth Avenue
Presentation: Traffic Calming

CB4 Transportation CommitteeWednesday, April 17, 6:30 [...]

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Let’s put buses back in their place: away from residential streets!

On a daily basis, large numbers of commuter and tour buses travel illegally on West 44th Street, a residential block between 9th and 10th Avenues  instead of using the proper truck routes to reach their destination. In an effort to quantify the problem, Ashley , member of the W44th Street Better Block Association , and of Chekped’s [...]

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New Bus Route on 11th and 12th Avenues to start in the fall of 2013

The bus would run from West 59th Street to Spring Street seven days a week
From West 49th to West 24th Street, the route would follow Eleventh and Twelfth avenues; from West 24th Street to West 14th Street, it would run along the West Side Highway; and farther south, it would run on Washington and Greenwich [...]

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2012: a Year to remember… Wishing you a Greener and Safer 2013!

After the mayhem of Sandy and Newton, it is hard to conclude that 2012 was a good year . Our thoughts are with the many people for whom it was a traumatic year.  While grieving for these enormous losses, we are grateful that we were spared and that our members and our board worked very [...]

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Awards Season: Manhattan M42 Bus wins the Pokey award

This year, AGAIN,  a Hell’s Kitchen vital link for our seniors and for the whole western developments wins the Pokey award, with a tie between the M66 and M42 crosstown buses both clocking in at 3.9 mph. In a statement, Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign said these buses “would lose a race to an amusement park bumper [...]

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SPEAK UP: DOT consults with Community on Intercity Bus Stop placement

[ November 1, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The intercity bus law will take effect in November. To prepare for such, the city is now formulating guidelines for placement of bus stops. Please join us to make sure your concerns are addressed and criteria are included .

Marilyn Monroe at each stop ? 

Bring your practical suggestions: distance from residences and businesses,  distance from existing transportation [...]

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SPEAK UP: Enough band aids! Let’s fix the bus issue once and for all!

Although we have scored many successes in our battle to rid our streets of buses, we are still losing the war:  curbside parking is disappearing as development in Hudson Yards accelerates, while the need to bring ever more tourists is growing. We need a bus garage to be built , a permanent solution the City promised [...]

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How Much Progress on replacing loudspeakers in Tour Buses?

Our friends at OUR Streets OUR lives, have been tracking carefully the progress or lack thereof of the replacement of loud speakers with headsets in tour buses, as mandated by the legislation we all fought for in 2010.
Fleets with already licensed open-air buses would have to adhere to the following timetable:
By July 1, 2011 no [...]

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