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Finally a faster, more reliable M42

This month, DOT and MTA will start laying the red paint for express bus lanes on W42nd Street, river to river. If it works as well as M34 SBS, it will change your life !

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14th Street: Transit and Truck priority Pilot

In July, DOT and MTA will start operating a new configuration on 14th street from 3rd to 8th Avenues, 5 AM to 10 PM as an 18 month pilot: one lane each way , located in the center will carry buses and  trucks across the island. All other traffic will be permitted on one block [...]

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M42 Bus: from Pokey to Presto in 2019?

Improving bus service in New York city is a key prerequisite to the success of congestion pricing . From giving more commute options to residents who live in transit deserts, to speeding up the current buses in Manhattan, this is a priority for both MTA and DOT.
DOT recently announced its ” Better Buses Action Plan [...]

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How to Improve Bus Service In New York

[ September 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The Transit Center has studied the many reasons why buses are getting slower 30% slower than in 2000, in New York City , and published an interesting report on a collection of proven remedies to apply to the network.  you can read the report called ” how to improve Bus Service in New York here.

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CB4 supports the creation of Dyer Park – Help Us make it a reality

On January 2nd, the full board of Community Board 4  passed unanimously the resolution to move forward with the creation of a new park by reclaiming three soon-to-be-unused lanes of traffic on Dyer Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets.  Community members spoke in favor of the park. The resolution asks the support of Port Authority DOT and [...]

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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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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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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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Elected officials ask DOT to resolve loading issues on 34th Street

After many months of community petitioning and multiple letters from CB4 ,  Speaker Christine Quinn wrote a terrific letter asking the DOT to address remaining problems with the Select Bus service Transitway design : The letter was signed by many elected officials representing the residents and businesses along the 34th Street route.
IN particular the letter focuses [...]

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