Tag Archives: MTA

TWU Local 100 and New York State Senate nearly gutted the Right-of-Way law

It came very close but in the end it failed.
As part of Vision Zero, we gained the “right of way” law which assigns criminal penalties to drivers that fail to yield to pedestrians and bicyclists and injures or kill them, a major progress that makes it possible for NYPD to investigate even if they have not [...]

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Trans Hudson Summit: Blueprint or Patchwork?

On May 7th, 2015, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) convened a Summit for Trans Hudson Transportation attended by the crowned heads of the Region Transporation sector: most top executives of the Transportation Agencies that provide services in that space were at the table as well as a representative of the [...]

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2014 was a game changer for pedestrians

Vision Zero:
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]

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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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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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Speak Up: Crosstown bike Lanes, Traffic Safety and more on Transportation Committee Agenda

[ November 15, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us, your voice is important.

November 15 Thursday 6:30 p.m. NEW DATE
351 West 42nd Street, Piano Room

1. Discussion: DOT cross town bike lanes between W. 39th Street and W. 55th Street
2. Hudson River Park Trust: Pier 57
3. Discussion: Street name change at W. 57th Street re pedestrian death
4. Discussion: Manhattan Core Parking text Amendment
5. Discussion: Traffic Crash [...]

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Speak Up: Help Shape the Region’s 25 Year Transportation Plan

[ July 10, 2012; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Bus garage? Bus terminal? 41st street subway stop? the # 7 continuing to New Jersey? a Selct Bus line on 11th Avenue? These are all big capital projects that are needed yesterday in our neighborhood.

The only way to make them happen is to show up and speak up at the upcoming NYMTC meeting which is [...]

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Speak Up! : 34th Street Transitway – Traffic Analysis Results

[ October 11, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Please join the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) for a public open house on Select Bus Service on 34th Street. Click Here for the flyer.
At these meetings DOT will present the results of the project’s traffic analysis and the progress of the environmental review.  Information about the implementation of off-board fare collection [...]

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Bus riders frustrated at MTA’s response to blizzard

City Council’s Transportation Committee held a hearing on MTA’s response to blizzard.  Here is our testimony :
The bus lanes and routes were not the first lanes to be cleared of snow. Considering how critical is the good functioning of buses, and the volume of users they serve, it would make sense to prioritize the clearing [...]

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34th Street Transitway- “block by block” Curb Usage Consultations

[ October 21, 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. November 9, 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] To learn about the block-by-block curb use needs of 34th Street, the NYC DOT and NYC Transit will host a series of forums to give the building owners and managers, residents and businesses of 34th St a chance to provide information on their individual curb use needs.

AT one of the eight tables representing block-by-block segments of 34th Street the [...]

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