More than 1,200 people were injured — and eight people died — in accidents along Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards over a 2 1/2-year period, according to transit advocates. Last month the BRT for NYC coalition, a group of labor unions, advocates and business associations that support the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan, announced the findings of their […]
By Stephen Miller September 29, 2015 Lives are at stake in the redesign of Woodhaven Boulevard and Cross Bay Boulevard, making the implementation of bus rapid transit on this southeast Queens corridor all the more urgent, according to a new analysis from the BRT for NYC coalition. Crash stats bring home the point that new pedestrian islands and other […]
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New Study Finds Longer Commute Times Tied To Higher Poverty Levels Along Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
BRT would reduce transportation deserts, which limit access to jobs, education, and healthcare May 28, 2015 (New York, NY) – The BRT For NYC coalition, a group of labor unions, advocates, and business associations supporting Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), announced the findings of a new study analyzing commuter patterns along the Woodhaven Bus Rapid Transit […]
As one of the busiest streets in Queens gets set for boosts to bus service, local politicians and transit advocates are pushing a plan that’s taken root in other parts of the world. NY1′s Jose Martinez filed the following report. Read the full story at NY1.
DAILY NEWS: Queens lawmakers want proposed Bus Rapid Transit route on Woodhaven Blvd. and Cross Bay Blvd. extended to Far Rockaway
The city is set to unveil preliminary plans for a BRT route along the busy corridor. Queens lawmakers think it will help ease traffic along the roadway and make it safer. Read the full story at the Daily News.
The faster bus routes the city and MTA has rolled out over the past three years have sped up service, but were unlike the “true” bus rapid transit systems other cities have put on their streets. But transit officials have been planning to create such a route along Queens’ Woodhaven Boulevard that would be unlike […]
Council Member Donovan Richards stood on the steps of City Hall this morning, asking DOT to move ahead with full-fledged Bus Rapid Transit on Woodhaven Boulevard and Cross Bay Boulevard. Six other Queens council members have joined Richards on a letter to DOT and the MTA asking for center-running bus lanes, station-like bus shelters, and […]
Growing up, Rockaways council member Donovan Richards made a three-hour commute from his home in Ocean Village in the Rockaways to Elmhurst, Queens, to go to school every day, and another three-hour trip back. He took a bus to a subway to a bus, Richards said, and he’s serious when he says his community is transit-starved. […]
City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), with an enthusiastic crowd of transit supporters behind him, called Tuesday for installation of super express buses to what they termed underserved areas of southeast Queens. Read the full story at the Times Ledger.
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