Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Greyhound Looking to Corner Cheap Chinatown Bus Market

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Posts

You may recall the early June fiasco when several Chinatown bus services were shut down by the government, which cited serious public safety hazards on those carriers. Now, Greyhound, cited by many Chinatown bus riders as overly pricy and un-flexible with regard to drop-off points, is looking to corner that market. Spokespeople for Greyhound clarified [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

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More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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Chinatown Bus Crackdown: Travelers still waiting for a ride

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Car-less travelers who want a cheap ride out of the city know they can count on a plethora of Chinatown buses, which pick up riders curbside and deposit them in various cities along the coast. They may be disappointed to learn this might not be the case for much longer. In light of recent deadly [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&hellip
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Blogger Tries to Put More Women on a Pedal (Actually, Two)

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Sports

PHOTO BY Dmitry Gudkov New York City resident Susi Wunsch runs the bicycling blog velojoy.com, where she writes about the latest biking news, features new bike accessories and shares her experiences as a cyclist in the city. We recently spoke with her about her site, practical tips for riding in the city and ways to get more women involved [&hellip
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D.O.T. LATE ON TRAFFIC PLAN

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Council Member Gale Brewer is accusing the Department of Transportation of being noncompliant with a law to study traffic. Brewer authored a bill, signed into law in 2008, which requires the department to reduce traffic congestion and promote buses, ferries, bicycling and walking. An annual report is due to the Council by Nov. 1. Brewer [&hellip
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Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
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Extell Traffic Plan

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Traffic and transportation were the focal point of a July 20 meeting convened by Community Board 7’s Riverside Center Working Group. Riverside Center, a development that includes several residential buildings, a public school, hotel, auto dealership and two levels of underground parking, is being planned for the area between West 59th and 61st streets from [&hellip
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BREWER SUBMITS TRANSPORTATION REPORT

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

This week, Council Member Gale Brewer will give the Department of Transportation the results of a survey that identified the transportation needs and issues for Upper West Side businesses. The survey is part of a larger study being conducted by the Department of Transportation for the area bounded by West 55th and 86th streets and [&hellip
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