The revamped L train project may seem like a miracle cure on the surface, but what about underground, and why just months out? Riders get it: the tunnels need to be fixed for the next hundred years, not the next hundred months. Closing a tunnel on nights and weekends is still a closure, but will just mean more time for less work.
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…
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.
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.
On August 9, New York City’s City Council approved the Greater Midtown East Rezoning. In a reassuring collaboration between the City’s Department of City Planning (DCP), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the state-run MTA, the rezoning shows a rare coming together in politics and policy between City and State. While the rezoning will help provide infrastructure improvement, there is still the question of ongoing maintenance funding that the impacted stations will require with additional use.
Carrying over 25,000 passengers per day, the M86 moves the most passengers per mile of any bus route in NYC.…