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This Week: Rapid Buses, Ratner Street Closures, Safer Maspeth

The best Streetsblog calendar action this week is bunched together on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday morning: What is the potential for bus rapid transit in the NYC region? Find out at this NYU conference, featuring FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan and NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Registration costs $65; $15 for students. Free for NYU students. 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday evening: The city is rearranging traffic patterns and closing some blocks in the area near Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. Learn more at this public info session on the street closings. 6 p.m.

Thursday: Manhattan Community Board 8 will hear a presentation about the Select Bus Service proposal for First and Second Avenues. 6:30 p.m.

Also Thursday: Members of the Cooper Park Neighborhood Association present ideas to the Brooklyn CB 1 transpo committee for safer streets near a new school on Maspeth Avenue. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: The New York Transit Museum hosts a tour of the art the MTA has installed in Midtown subway stations. 10 a.m.

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