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DOT tells CB2 that 14 St. busway has improved travel times, but many neighbors voice complaints

BY SOFÍA CERDA CAMPERO | Data on the 14th Street busway was presented at a Community Board 2 meeting on Thursday, indicating increased bus travel times and ridership, along with increased bike ridership, as some community members expressed disapproval of the new system. Members of CB2’s Traffic & Transportation Committee gathered with neighborhood residents to […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Talk about an electrifying move for Manhattan! The MTA rolled out on Sunday morning its first all-electric articulated bus, one of a new fleet that is part of the agency’s plan to shift away from diesel-powered buses in the years ahead. The 15 new electric articulated buses will serve the M14 […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A years-long effort to install classic street lights in the West Village has finally come to fruition with the installation of several of them along Seventh Avenue South. A ribbon cutting on Nov. 20 was held at McCarthy Square along Seventh Avenue in front of one of the new street lights, […]

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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 […]

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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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