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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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Congratulations: Governor Cuomo signed the Bus Permit Bill into Law

Thank you to Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, who helped negotiate a better law and made sure it was signed by the Governor. Thank You also to  TriState Transportation Campaign who lent us critical  support us in Albany. But in the end, YOU did it!  Your letters and activism paid off.
Under the new law, the city [...]

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Call for action : Ask Governor Cuomo to sign bus legislation into law

Governor Cuomo has the bill to regulate long distance bus stops on his desk. Please write him to urge him signing this bill into law. This will ensure that the community will have a say in where these bus stops are located and the DOT will have a veto  over unsuitable curbside locations

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Megabus to move to 12th Avenue on August 1st, 2012

After months of aggravation for residents and businesses, the Megabus franchise is finally slated to move both of its loading stations on August 1st, to 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, adjacent to the Javits Center truck marshaling yards.
This is a major victory for our neighborhood: let’s celebrate our win, showing that your activism [...]

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New MTA Bus Line for Far West Side

MTA just announced that a new North- South bus line will start service in September 2013 on the far west side of Manhattan serving West village , Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen!
This is a wonderful news to see service improvements that CB4 and ourselves had advocated for many years finally taking shape.

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Last minute “depeche” from the front

[ June 20, 2012 6:30 pm to June 21, 2012 9:30 pm. ] Buses Legislation in Albany:
Tomorrow can be the beginning of a new era for all of us who live in bus saturated areas. The bills authorizing NYC DOT to grant permits for long distance bus stops and veto all other locations,  come to a full floor vote and need to be signed by Governor Cuomo. Please get [...]

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Call for Action: Let’s Keep Buses Permanently out of our neighborhood!

If you are still celebrating our win over the Megabus stop, stop dancing right now and RUSH to you PHONES !  The problem is far form over: DOT must now choose a new location for the stop and Megabus is still in a position of strength because we lack legislation A4578A/S4313-B to veto unsuitable stops. Further, [...]

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Congratulations: Megabus is Out for the Time Being …

Thanks to your efforts DOT announced today, that it will not convert the three months temporary permit of Megabus at 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues into a permanent one.  View the Crain’s Article.
Based on your petition signed by 168 people, on testimony from neighbors and the Port Authority , on Assembly Member Richard [...]

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