After our presentation on Air quality  – or lack thereof –  to the Parks and Environment Committee of CB4, the state agency in charge of the environment – Department for Environmental Conservation, (DEC)  will be presenting their plans and efforts to the committee.

Department of Environmental Conservation Presentation
Thursday, October 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
353 West 30th Street

The 50% increase in the number of buses in our backyard proposed by the Port Authority means that our air will become much worse when it should be improved.

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Joe O'Neill
Joe O'Neill
6 years ago

I live near the corner of 38th and Ninth with my four children. The air pollution (and noise pollution) in our neighborhood is awful, and the idea that there will be a 50% increase in bus traffic is simply unthinkable. The increase in pollutants will not be limited to the emissions produced by the extra buses, but will also be caused by the polluting effect referable to more traffic jams.

We must have an environmental impact report before any proposed increase in bus journeys is further considered. Any increase in bus traffic must be subject to the qualification that all NJ-NY must be on electric buses.