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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Attendees at Tuesday night’s congestion-pricing town hall at John Jay College were mostly skeptical that the plan to cut down traffic, save the subway and also the environment was the way to go. Among the officials and advocates at the town hall were Councilmembers Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal; Nick Sifuentes, executive […]

BY RICO BURNEY | The first of four “open houses” on the impending L-train “slowdown” was held in the Village last Thursday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation jointly sponsored the March 7 event, held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard Church, on 14th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves. […]

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Congestion Pricing in Manhattan Will Add $1 Billion Annually to MTA Coffers

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It’s working in London and Stockholm, but can congestion pricing make a real difference for people living and working in Manhattan?By charging a fee to drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street at peak times, congestion pricing — which state legislators are debating until April 1, when the budget will be finalized — expects to generate […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Central Park carriage-horse hack lines are now officially inside of the park. On Sun., March 3, about 25 members of the animal-rights group New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, or NYCLASS, gathered at Central Park South and Sixth Ave. to celebrate the new hack-line locations. “This is the first […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | City Council Speaker Corey Johnson delivered his first State of the City address on Tues., March 5. But it wasn’t just a feel-good list of blandishments about projects and people. Rather, it was a focused presentation of sweeping ideas to improve transportation in the city. In Johnson’s speech and in a 104-page […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | New Yorkers will soon be paying more for public transit after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted last week to increase the price of unlimited MetroCards and eliminate bonuses on pay-per-ride MetroCards. Under the new fare scheme, approved Feb. 27, the price of 30-day unlimited MetroCards will increase nearly 5 percent to $127. […]

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BY DAISY PAEZ AND JOSE ANTONIO ORTIZ-RIVERA | The section of the Lower East Side to the south and east of Delancey St. is among the least subway-accessible in all of Manhattan. That’s why local residents, especially seniors, rely on buses to get around. The M14A bus is particularly important to the community since it connects […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Local politicians, transit advocates, retirees and AARP reps rallied on Eighth Ave. near the 23rd St. C/E subway stop last Wednesday to demand that the station — and the city’s entire subway system, in general — be made fully accessible. “The writing is on the wall,” said Chris Widelo, AARP associate state director […]

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BY RICO BURNEY | Fourteenth St. won’t be getting a no-cars “busway” — but apparently will be getting Select Bus Service. On Wed., Feb. 20, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority presented its preliminary proposal for permanent M14 Select Bus Service a.k.a. SBS on 14th St. According to people present at the meeting, the M.T.A. pitch was light […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local transit activists held a race on Wed., Feb. 21, pitting pedestrians against the M14 bus, to highlight the buses’ slow speed and call for better service. The event, which was held by Transportation Alternatives and included other local residents, began at Avenue A just after 8:30 a.m. and finished at Union […]

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