This Week: Mourning Lost Transit as Commuters Wait for Cuomo

As the transit lockbox bill awaits the signature of Governor Cuomo — by no means a sure thing — tonight Transportation Alternatives will be holding a Vigil for Public Transit: “One year ago, New York City had two subway lines, 36 bus routes and 570 bus stops taken away. In Albany, our own state elected representatives stole funds dedicated for public transit and used them to patch up other holes in the budget. Please join us with artifacts of the transit you most miss, and signs to show what has been lost.” Ditmars Blvd. and 31st St., Queens, 6:30 p.m.

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American Planning Association Chapter Demolishes Cuomo Tappan Zee Claims

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The New York area’s urban planning community issued a striking rebuke to the Cuomo administration over its plans for a new Tappan Zee Bridge last week. In a letter to the state Department of Transportation [PDF], the regional chapter of the American Planning Association, which represents 1,200 professional planners, challenged the Cuomo administration’s claims about […]

Brooklyn Bus Rapid Transit Meeting

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NYC Bus Rapid Transit: Choose a Route Results of the NYC Bus Rapid Transit Study will be detailed at public meetings in each borough beginning the week of June 5th. The two year study looked at the creation of Bus Rapid Transit in New York City to improve the speed, reliability and appeal of the […]

Brooklyn Bus Rapid Transit Meeting

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NYC Bus Rapid Transit: Choose a Route Results of the NYC Bus Rapid Transit Study will be detailed at public meetings in each borough beginning the week of June 5th. The two year study looked at the creation of Bus Rapid Transit in New York City to improve the speed, reliability and appeal of the […]

This Week: Make the Myrtle-Wyckoff Intersection Safe for People

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Two years ago, hundreds of people gathered at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue on the Ridgewood-Bushwick border to remember 23-year-old Ella Bandes, who was killed by a turning MTA bus driver there in 2013, and call for a safer street design. After a first round of improvements proved ineffective, DOT has a plan for more significant changes — […]

Final BRT Phase II Workshops This Week

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Photo: Brad Aaron Tonight and Thursday, DOT and New York City Transit will conduct the last of their spring and summer Bus Rapid Transit Phase II workshops. The workshops are intended to allow DOT and NYCT to educate the public on Select Bus Service, and gather feedback on neighborhood transit needs, as the agencies plan […]

Today’s Headlines

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Gelinas: Cuomo’s “State of Emergency” Mostly More Theatrics (Post); Also: Voice, Politico, NYT Cuomo Rejects Road Pricing, Blames NYC for Shorting MTA, Gives Lie to $1B Pledge (Politico) Kalikow: Job One for Lhota Should Be Reining In Wasteful MTA Spending (NYT) Ravitch: MTA Board Shouldn’t Be a Rubber Stamp (MTR) Cuomo’s Transit “Genius” Challenge Sure Is […]