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More legislative good news

Two more legislations passed last week that will improve our safety on the streets: 

the carting industry reform will limit the number of commercial haulers in each of the service districts, thus reducing the overall  miles travelled by commercial garbage trucks by 50%. This industry had continued to demonstrate its disregard for human life and for […]

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MSG vs CPC : Public or Private, Transportation or Arena, Today or Tomorrow?

Today,  I attended an extraordinary hearing at the City Planning Commission where for once, bold and fundamental societal choices were being discussed overtly in a wholesale fashion,  instead of the grinding game of planning  jurisprudence which usually  characterizes this institution.
Madison Square Garden (MSG) is seeking a perpetual arena permit to renew its current 40 years […]

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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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Lincoln Tunnel traffic to be lightened by the reopening of Holland Tunnel to truck traffic

On January 1st 2010, small trucks ( up to three axles if you can call that small!) wil be allowed once again to enter Manhattan by the Holland Tunnel. The ban had been imposed since 2001 and caused the volume of trucks in the Lincoln Tunnel to double over the period, contributing to the […]

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DOT truck route study: Oops – Forgot the Lincoln Tunnel

Today DOT publishes the long waited report on truck routes and its recommendations.
Frankly, we were shocked to discover that the study does not include a single reference to the Lincoln Tunnel and its accesses – in particular 9th Avenue access – as a “Truck Generator site” worth studying in detail, nor was it selected as […]

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