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New Push On Buses, But Mostly Outside Manhattan

New Push On Buses, But Mostly Outside Manhattan

BY REBECCA FIORE | Even with legislation sponsored by Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine and the creation of a Bus Turnaround Coalition (BTC) aimed at speeding up installation of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) on buses, Manhattan routes are not currently considered top priorities. TSP, a joint push by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the […]

Ferry Increase Floated as Way to Ease West Side Congestion

Ferry Increase Floated as Way to Ease West Side Congestion

BY REBECCA FIORE | At its Thurs. Nov. 16, meeting, Community Board 2 (CB2) unanimously voted to strongly urge the city’s Economic Development Corporation to look into adding more ferry service on the Lower West Side to serve the area’s ever-growing population. Shirley Secunda, the CB2 Traffic and Transportation Committee chairperson, said the simple reason […]

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

After Attack, Blockers Installed to Broaden Protections on Narrow Bike Path

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Following Tues., Oct. 31’s horrific attack on the Hudson River greenway that saw an ISIS-enthralled terrorist kill eight people as he gunned a truck for a mile down the path’s Lower West Side/ Tribeca section, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) scrambled to put protective barriers on the popular path. It […]

The Time Has Come for Countdown Clocks

The Time Has Come for Countdown Clocks

BY LEVAR ALONZO | This was one Friday the 13th that turned out to be anything but unlucky, at least for riders on the M11 bus route. On that day last week, City Councilmember Corey Johnson joined Department of Transportation representatives, local residents, and transportation advocates to officially announce the rollout of real-time passenger information […]

Air Quality Questioned as Bus Terminal Revamp Plans Proceed

Air Quality Questioned as Bus Terminal Revamp Plans Proceed

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Like boxers lacing up their gloves before a bout, community groups are readying themselves with studies, statistics, and strategies as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey eyes its bus terminal expansion. It is unclear whether the Port Authority will replace or renovate its aging facility on Eighth […]

Momentum Begins for Moynihan Train Hall by 2020’s End

Momentum Begins for Moynihan Train Hall by 2020’s End

BY TAYLOR TIAMOYO HARRIS | Standing behind a podium and symbolically riding the track opposite his dire “Summer of Hell” prediction, Governor Andrew Cuomo confidently assured New Yorkers that a transit hub free of Penn Station’s notorious congestion and reflective of the city’s scale and sprawl is only three years away. “For decades, passengers were […]

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

The maroon Honda Accord allegedly driven by Richard Rojas propped up on the metal bollards it collided with on May 18. | File photo courtesy Ehab and Abed Hamid. BY JACKSON CHEN | After the deadly incident where a driver mowed down the crowds at Times Square in May, a stainless steel guardian that prevented […]

Should I Go Or Should I Stay? Now East Siders Get Vital Intel

Should I Go Or Should I Stay? Now East Siders Get Vital Intel

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s buses may at times — many times! — struggle to make their way through Manhattan’s asphalt sea of congestion, but at least East Siders will know when they’re coming. City Councilmember Dan Garodnick unveiled four bus time countdown signs for Midtown East and the Upper East Side on […]

LGBTQ Job, Housing, Safety Disparities in Stringer Survey

LGBTQ Job, Housing, Safety Disparities in Stringer Survey

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | A survey of LGBTQ residents of New York recently completed by City Comptroller Scott Stringer points to clear disparities in employment and housing opportunities, food security, and public safety that respondents experience due to their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. And despite one score in which the LGBTQ community seems […]

Ninth Ave Water Main Redo Threatens Trees, Congestion

Ninth Ave Water Main Redo Threatens Trees, Congestion

BY JACKSON CHEN | The city’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is planning to tear up a chunk of Ninth Avenue to replace ancient water mains, enlarge the sewer pipe, provide utility and curb/sidewalk upgrades, and install new traffic signals and street lighting poles. While necessary, the project will impact traffic flow along an […]

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