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14th Street is getting bus boarding platforms and new pedestrian space

BY GABE HERMAN | As the city declares the 14th Street Transit and Truck Priority program for faster bus service a success thus far, the MTA and Department of Transportation are starting the next phase of the program by installing bus boarding platforms along the M14 line. The platforms, which will be put in place […]

BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

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BY VINCENT BARONE | Ridership has jumped on the M14 SBS since the roll out its 14th Street busway pilot, according to early MTA data.  MTA Transit President Andy Byford attributed the initial uptick to “incredibly encouraging” improvements in speed and reliability along the major Manhattan route since the busway took effect Thursday, Oct. 3. “This […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A large stretch of the West Side Highway is getting a lower speed limit as part of an effort to improve traffic safety under the Vision Zero program, officials announced on Oct. 10. Starting Oct. 12, the speed limit will drop from 35 mph to 30 mph from Battery Place up […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local nonprofit Alliance for Positive Change, which provides health services, has launched a campaign called “Alliance on the Move,” which brings a mobile van to different neighborhoods for free tests and services. The bus primarily serves high-need areas in Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, Washington Heights […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | Buses reigned through the raindrops on the first morning of the 14th Street Busway Thursday, as cops cleared the way for M14 buses — with few exceptions — to operate along six blocks of the bustling Manhattan thoroughfare. Police were directing traffic at each corner, diverting cars mistakenly turning left or […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | After months of protests and lawsuits, the 14th Street Busway on the Chelsea/East Village border has arrived. The plan converting six blocks of 14th Street between 3rd and 9th Avenues into a buses-only thoroughfare — every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. — took effect this rainy Thursday morning. For […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Lawmakers from both sides of the East River want the city to make part of the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge a walkway solely for pedestrians. Manhattan Councilman Ben Kallos along with Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and state Senator Michael Gianaris called on the Department of Transportation to not stall any […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Workers kicked off the second half of the L train tunnel rehabilitation project on Monday under budget and three months ahead of schedule, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. The governor praised new construction techniques pioneered by overseas transit networks employed to avert the so-called “L-pocalypse” — a total shutdown of the […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | After winning the latest court battle over the proposed 14th Street Busway plan in Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday afternoon that the new system would take effect next week. A New York Appellate Court Judge ruled against a coalition of local businesses led by advocate Arthur Schwartz seeking […]

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