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Basic Services, Public Transport

Menchaca Calls for Direct Red Hook-Manhattan Bus Service and Safety Overhaul of 3rd Avenue

September 1, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Council Member Carlos Menchaca wants more direct bus service from Red Hook to Manhattan and a “full Vision Zero redesign” of Brooklyn’s Third Avenue, which runs through Sunset Park underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Menchaca outlined his transportation agenda at a […]


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Free Transit Boosts Ridership in Merced

August 23, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Merced County’s transit system is wrapping up a program aimed at getting people to ride the bus instead of driving. For the month of August, the county convinced people to “try the bus on us” by offering fare-free rides countywide. […]


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MTA and DOT Aren’t Acting Fast Enough to Turn Around NYC Bus Service

August 16, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The slower New York City bus service becomes, the faster the MTA and DOT should act to improve speeds and reliability. But neither agency has responded to the decline of bus service with the urgency the situation demands, according to a […]


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RTD Transit Ridership Not Keeping Up With Denver’s Growth

August 11, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Total transit trips in the Denver region are gradually on the rise. But with population increasing too, transit doesn’t capture a higher share of regional trips than it did in 2004, when voters boosted the RTD transit system with the […]


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Transit Watchers Question Need to Close Subway

July 19, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) infuriated transit advocates when it announced on Saturday that it will close the entire Muni subway, from Embarcadero to West Portal, every weekend and after 9:30 p.m. during the week, for the next […]


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The Indianapolis Bus Network Redesign Will Be Like Launching a Brand New Transit System

July 12, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The vote to approve a transit funding ballot measure last November was a watershed moment for Indianapolis. After nearly a decade of intense advocacy, voters were finally given the opportunity to decide whether to pay for a vastly improved transit […]


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New York Governor Gives Extra $1 Billion to ‘Decaying’ Transit System

July 5, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced an extra $1 billion to repair the state’s “decaying” public transportation system and loosened environmental regulations and other laws to help speed up the work. Under its current capital program, the state’s […]


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Slower Subways Will Cost New Yorkers $1.4 Billion This Year

June 27, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

By denying responsibility for his transit system,” Brad Aaron wrote here last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo “is perpetuating a charade that has real consequences for New Yorkers.” That’s for sure. But can we express those consequences in dollars and cents? […]


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Update on Plans to Get Trains into Transbay

June 19, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The San Francisco Planning Department will be presenting the San Francisco Board of Supervisors with updated plans for getting trains from the Caltrain corridor into the lower level of the Transbay Transit Center. The department has narrowed the choices down […]


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There’s Got to Be More to the L Train Shutdown Plan Than What the MTA and DOT Have Shown So Far

May 25, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Starting in January 2019, service on the L train west of Bedford Avenue will be suspended for 15 months to allow for Sandy-related repairs. The only way to keep hundreds of thousands of people moving is to dedicate significant street space to buses on both […]