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NYC DOT, NYPD, State Senator Squadron, State Senator Dilan, Assembly Member Lentol and Council Member Levin Announce an Arterial Slow Zone On McGuinness Blvd., Continuing the Rollout of this Important Vision Zero Initiative

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol, City Council Member Stephen Levin and safety advocates today announced that McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn will be the third Arterial Slow Zone to be installed on a major street as part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero safety plan. Later this month, traffic signals will be coordinated to reduce dangerous speeding along the 1.1 mile corridor from Freeman to Bayard streets that has seen four fatalities, including three pedestrians and one cyclist, between 2008 and 2013. Read more

NYC DOT, NYPD, Elected Officials and Safety Advocates Announce an Arterial Slow Zone on the Grand Concourse, Continuing the Rollout of This Important Vision Zero Initiative

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assembly Members Victor Pichardo and Mark Gjonaj and Council Members Vanessa Gibson and Ydanis Rodriguez announced today that the Grand Concourse in the Bronx will be the second in a series of 25 Arterial Slow Zones to be installed on major streets across the city, following last week’s program introduction on Atlantic Avenue. Beginning in April, traffic signals will be synchronized to reduce dangerous speeding along the 5.2 mile corridor from East 140th Street to Mosholu Parkways that has seen 12 fatalities, including seven pedestrians, between 2008 and 2012. Read more

NYC DOT and NYPD Announce the Launch of the First Arterial Slow Zone, Designed to Reduce Speeding on Atlantic Avenue as the Agencies’ Vision Zero Efforts Continue

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan today announced the next milestone in the city’s Vision Zero initiative: the launch of the innovative Arterial Slow Zone program to reduce dangerous speeding along nearly eight miles of Atlantic Avenue, a corridor that has seen 25 fatalities, including 13 pedestrians, between 2008 and 2012. Read more

NYC DOT and DEP Commissioners And Partners Encourage Safe Driving In and Around Work Zones Citywide as Part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11

New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd today announced the launch of the agency’s new and improved Zone Watch program as part of National Work Zone Awareness week, which is being observed from April 7-11. The enhanced program will include nine camera-equipped trailers designed to better document and deter reckless driving through work zones and aligns with Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to make streets safer for everyone. Read more

NYC DOT Announces Schedule of Vision Zero Public Workshops Planned in Each Borough, The Next Step in the City’s Street Safety Action Plan

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced details on the nine upcoming street safety public workshops, allowing for extensive community input and collaboration as DOT and the New York City Police Department develop comprehensive pedestrian safety plans for each borough. Building on the ongoing series of Vision Zero town halls held in coordination with the City Council and other stakeholders, the workshops mark the first step in the planning process for safer streets across the city. Each workshop is designed for members of the public to learn more about the Vision Zero blueprint, provide input on conditions in neighborhoods where they live, work and visit, and to aide in the prioritization of street safety initiatives. During the events, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to contribute specific suggestions or concerns, participate in mapping activities to pinpoint issues, and join in small discussion groups moderated by agency staff, allowing community members to collaborate with their neighbors.
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NYC DOT Announces Start of Camera Enforcement of Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Nostrand/Rogers/Bedford Avenues, Providing Faster and More Reliable Travel as Part Of B44 Select Bus Service

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that camera enforcement of the bus-only lanes of the B44 Select Bus Service (SBS) route on Nostrand, Rogers and Bedford avenues will be in effect starting next week, increasing mobility and providing faster and more reliable service on this major Brooklyn corridor. The restrictions on passenger vehicle travel in the dedicated bus lanes will be in effect between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with violations for unauthorized travel in the lanes resulting in $115 fines. To alert drivers, the agency installed signage on every block with a bus lane, “Bus Only” pavement markings at the beginning and end these blocks and additional “Bus Lanes Photo Enforced” signage at regular intervals along the corridor. When enforcement is in effect, drivers on the route will be permitted to expeditiously pick up and drop off passengers at the curb; make the next available right turn; enter the bus-only lane to park at the curb where the lane is off-set; and to avoid any emergency vehicles. Since 2009, several SBS routes have been equipped with bus lane cameras, including Fordham Road in the Bronx, First and Second avenues in Manhattan and Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, among others. This enforcement against unauthorized travel in the bus-only lanes has been an important component in the travel time and reliability improvements for SBS routes in the city.
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NYC DOT to Resurface Portions of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway as Citywide Seasonal Pothole Repairs Continue

As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadway maintenance across the five boroughs following this active winter season, crews will be resurfacing key portions of the eastbound and westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), providing a safer, smoother roadway for drivers. Beginning this evening, Monday, March 10, and continuing through Saturday morning, Saturday, March 15, two of three eastbound lanes between Humboldt Street and the Kosciuszko Bridge will be closed overnight from 9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. This partial closure will allow for milling and paving of areas requiring maintenance. Work will be completed on the westbound portion between the Kosciuszko Bridge and Humboldt Street beginning on Monday evening, March 17, at 9:00 p.m. and continuing each night until 5:00 a.m., Saturday, March 22. During these projects, motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes. Read more

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday, March 3, 2014

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide tomorrow, Monday, March 3, 2014, to facilitate snow removal.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Wed., Feb. 26

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, to facilitate the winter weather response.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

NYC DOT to Dispatch 100 Pothole Crews This Weekend and Resurface Key Portions of the Belt Parkway as Citywide Roadway Repair Efforts Continue

As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadway repair during the active winter season, 100 pothole crews will be dispatched this weekend to residential streets and arterial highways across the five boroughs. During this period, motorists should expect occasional delays and DOT requests they drive cautiously, especially near the agency’s roadway crews. Read more