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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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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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Discount Long Distance Buses: Much More than a Curbside Issue

[ May 16, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]  

In May , the DOT will seek Community Board 4′s support to make permanent Megabusinterim permit at 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.  But what started as a quality of life issue, is rapidly evolving into a much serious question: Are these buses safe?

Community Board 4 Transportation Committee, Megabus – 41st Stret Curbside Permit 
Wednesday, [...]

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Join Us: BikeShare and Transitway at next CB4 Transportation Committee

[ April 18, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This month DOT will come to present the refined plans for bikeshare stations . Another DOT group will present their revised plans to resolve the lack of loading space on 34th Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues as outlined in a recent letter from the community Board. Join us to ensure your needs have been [...]

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SPEAK UP: 34th Street Transitway- Delivery Problems still Unsolved

[ March 28, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] DOT published the recently completed environmental study for the installation of the 34th Street Transitway. Unfortunately it appears that the two large buildings and 5 stores located on the  north side of 34th Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues will have only three loading spaces. This is clearly unrealistic and unacceptable. This will affect also [...]

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Bike Share Community Consultation: A Resounding Success

Last week was the first of many consultations planned by DOT to capture community wishes on where to install the stations. About 75 residents and workers showed up and the number of tables was increased from 6 to 8. The week before, DOT had held an open house at the Port Authority Bus Terminal , [...]

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Join the DOT tonight: Pick Locations for your Bikeshare Station

[ January 31, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] DOT will take your input on where to install the 60 bikeshare stations coming to our neighborhood this summer. In our district all stations will be using a parking space in the street, and none will displace loading and unloading zones. There may even be bike parking to go along! If you want to make [...]

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Miracle Ticket #3

Wednesday afternoon my street was overtaken with three charter busses parked illegally. As luck would have it, a traffic agent was approaching on foot. I showed him the buses, the regulation, indicated that a legal bus parking was located on the other side of the avenue,  and asked him if he would write tickets.  A [...]

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Parking swapped for Affordable Housing? Yep…

Chekpeds has a long been on record  advocating for providing affordable housing instead of parking… The city has currently close to 88 millions of sqft of land used for parking lots. This could generate 585,000 affordable apartments.
Now the Yankee Stadium may be converted in just such a way and point the city toward the proper [...]

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Speak Up: Proposed Federal Bus legislation falls short of addressing Risks to Communities

[ October 6, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] The Federal Government must allow the City to regulate stops, regulate routes, and charge a fair price for using our sidewalks and parking spaces.

The New York city council will hear public input on a number of bills intending to improve safety for bus travelers. While this is a worthwhile effort, these bills do not address [...]

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