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"Today I'm setting a clear goal," said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. "By the year 2023, not a single New Yorker should ahve to spend more than an hour commuting in either direction."
Responding to political pressure, on TK, the M.T.A. nixed the flashing blue lights on its rapid bus service. The result, say sources, is inferior service.(3)
New York City's fleet of faster-moving buses, the one the city likes to call "bus rapid transit," isn't, really, according to a new set of standards issued Tuesday by a transportation think tank.
New York City's version of bus rapid transit isn't "true BRT," according to a just-released state report, which calls for instituting a proper bus rapid transit system so that the city can better weather the next Hurricane Sandy.(4)
The M.T.A. is thinking about creating a fleet of express buses to carry Brooklynites to LaGuardia, according to M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota.
After Hurricane Sandy paralyzed New York City's subway system, New Yorkers intent on moving around the city resorted to a stodgy old standby: the bus.
Commuters had no choice, unless they wanted to bike or drive (and risk the gridlock and gas lines). Without the subway, the city and state had no choice either but to create special accomodations for mass transit's unappreciated stepchild.(7)
Rapid bus service to LaGuardia will probably be arriving soon, according to a just-released announcement from the M.T.A. and the city's transportation department.
“LaGuardia Airport is a transportation hub and a city unto itself that needs a better connection to the transit network and the region’s economy,” said transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, in a statement. “These routes will open the terminal doors to new neighborhoods and bring more reliable local service to people across three boroughs.”(1)
Today, M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota said his pilot program removing trash cans from subway stations could go citywide.
"It could be," said Lhota this morning, following a press conference in Staten Island. "They did it in London, citywide. They did it on the PATH system...in all the PATH stations in New York City and New Jesrey. And they saw a reduction in garbage."