Achieving system accessibility, will require dedicated funds for the Fast Forward Plan. One way of reliably directing funding to a specified purpose is through voter-approved State bonds. A State bond has the advantage of not increasing pressure on the MTA’s future finances. Voters need to have a well-developed understanding of what is at stake this fall and to support those candidates willing to support secure dedicated transit funding and State-backed transit bonds.
NYCTRC Supports the Staten Island Express Bus Redesign In 2015, NYC Transit began an immense project to reimagine the bus…
MNRCC Protests Cancellation of Pascack Valley Line Trains
The Pascack Valley Line of Metro-North Railroad (MNR) is operated by New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit).
A successful congestion pricing plan will decrease vehicles on Manhattan’s heavily clogged streets and substantially improve bus speeds and reliability, allowing the bus system to flourish. Additional bus lanes, improved bus stop infrastructure, and improved traffic signal timing, in conjunction with congestion pricing, can significantly enhance the quality of bus service and all mobility within the central business district, and may have wide ranging improvements on the transit system as a whole.
To better support the neighborhood and current development plans, the City and MTA must identify resources to invest in the East New York LIRR station. Improvements are imperative for this area to attain the economic vitality outlined in the City’s plans.
It is difficult to understand why riders must wait until 2019, when L train construction begins, to transfer between these two stations without additional expense when it could benefit a lot of people right now. The MTA should enable free out-of-station transfers, effective immediately.