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Bus Press conference makes an Impact: we are overwhelmed with buses

Tri State Transportation and CHEKPEDS called a press conference to bring attention to the overwhelming bus saturation in Hell’s Kitchen and Hudson Yards , ahead of a Board meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port is considering giving $ 1,2 billion in guarantees to Larry Silverstein to build a [...]

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Please Join Us : Press conference to ask for a Bus Garage

[ April 23, 2014; 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Press Conference
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
Port Authority Bus Terminal, Manhattan, 42nd Street entrance, West of Citibike Station

We need your help! On Thursday , the Board of Directors of the Port Authority will vote to give Larry Silverstein another  $ 1.2 billion in guarantees to build a fourth tower at the World Trade Center, [...]

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Buses: Reclaiming our Streets!

A few months back, our board member Ashley organized an all out effort to rid 44th Street of buses that used this residential street as a detour to the Port Authority Bus terminal. The Community Board supported the Block Association complaints .
In a follow-up meeting with Port Authority , the Community board learned that stern [...]

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Bolt Bus relocation to 33rd Street between 11th and 12th Avenues imminent!

Last night, Community Board 4 approved relocating Bolt Bus on-Street terminal to the Northwest corner of 33rd Street and 11th Avenue from its current location at the Northwest corner of 34th Street and 8th Avenue, where it will be in the path of the M34 SBS. This relocation will also allow  Bolt to split the 33rd and 7th Avenue [...]

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More Long Distance Buses

[ September 18, 2013; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] CB4′s Transportation Committee will hear DOT ‘s proposal to relocate Bolt Buses from 33rd Street and 7th Avenue , and 34th Street and 8th Avenue to the North Side of 39th Street just west of 10th Avenue , near the community garden and dog run.

Mercifully, some of the buses will be relocated to the East [...]

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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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