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NYC DOT, NYCHA Announce Significantly Increased Investment for NYCHA Sidewalks and Join Council Member Jumaane Williams at Newly Completed Sidewalks by Glenwood Houses

Today, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Brian Honan announced that the City will now triple its investment on NYCHA sidewalk repairs. Council Member Jumaane Williams joined them at the newly repaired concrete sidewalks outside of Glenwood Houses in Brooklyn. Read more

Citi Bike® Program Expansion to Begin in August

New York, NY – New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Motivate CEO Jay Walder today announced that Citi Bike expansion will begin in early August with a first wave of new stations including stations in Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bedford Stuyvesant. The announcement is the first phase of a dramatic expansion plan that will double the size of the popular bike share network from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes over the course of two years as it grows across New York City. Read more

NYC DOT Announces Summer Streets 2015 Dates and Activities along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced the return of Summer Streets this year for its eighth installment. Summer Streets 2015 will take place on Saturdays August 1st, 8th and 15th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. The theme this year is accessibility—providing opportunities for all members of the public to experience NYC streets in new ways through participation in unique, interactive activations, which transform our streets into spaces of play, fitness and relaxation. Read more

NYC DOT, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Taxi and Limousine Commission, MTA Bus Company, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Other City Officials Celebrate Access to Independence Day

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was joined today by Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), Commissioner Meera Joshi of the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, accessibility advocates, and others at the 3rd Annual Access to Independence Day: A Transportation Expo event, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Access to Independence is an accessible transportation expo to educate the community about various accessible transportation options available in the city. Read more

NYC DOT Commissioner and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Announce Substantial Completion of Pedestrian Safety Improvements on Park Avenue in East Harlem

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced substantial completion of pedestrian safety improvements in East Harlem on Park Avenue, from East 96th to 111th Streets, along the Metro North Viaduct. DOT completed these improvements over two phases, with the first phase finished summer 2014 and the second phase to be completed later this summer. The project’s corridor saw 236 injuries due to traffic collisions, with eleven of them being severe, from 2009-2013. From 2009, there were one pedestrian fatality and three cyclist fatalities. They were joined by City Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and community leaders at Park Avenue and East 106th Street. Read more

NYC DOT, NYC Transit, and Elected Officials Announce Launch of Select Bus Service on 86th Street

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with MTA NYC Transit, unveiled a new Select Bus Service route along 86th Street in Manhattan today. This corridor currently serves 24,000 commuters daily and is the busiest route citywide per mile. This marks the 8th SBS in the city and provides direct connections to twelve different bus routes, including the M15 SBS, as well as six different subway lines including the 1, 4, 5, 6, B and C trains. Read more

NYC DOT to Start Major Resurfacing Project Work Along the FDR Drive

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is scheduled to begin a major resurfacing project along the FDR Drive, beginning Monday, July 6, 2015. Priority repair work is scheduled to occur each week from Monday to Friday during the overnight hours and continue for several months. The repairs will be done on various sections of the highway and will involve one or more intermittent lane closures each night, with at least one travel lane remaining open during resurfacing operations. Read more

NYC DOT Completes Installation of Protected Bike Lanes on Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, Connecting Queens and Brooklyn

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) announced the completion of Greenpoint Avenue Bridge bike lane. This project and the ongoing redesign of Greenpoint Avenue provide a vital bike network connection between Brooklyn and Queens and spans over 1.5 miles. Read more

NYC DOT, Council Member Constantinides, Council Member Van Bramer Unveil Corridor Safety Improvements for 21st Street in Astoria

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and transit advocates today unveiled corridor safety improvements for 21st Street between Hoyt Ave S and Queens Plaza in Astoria, Queens. The two-mile corridor, a 60-foot wide road with two travel lanes in each direction, which is also a truck route with large and heavy truck traffic, has seen five fatalities and seven severely injured pedestrians between 2009 and 2013.  This safety improvement project is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, an interagency product created by NYCDOT, NYPD, and the other agencies in the task force, which aims to eliminate fatalities through a combination of engineering, policy, enforcement, and high-impact education and awareness efforts. Read more

NYC DOT Begins Roll Out of Pre-Payment at Muni-Meters

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) began this month to upgrade muni-meters citywide to accept pre-payment before meter regulations are in effect. Roll out of the pre-payment began in Brooklyn, and muni-meters in Borough Park, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, East New York, Coney Island, Brooklyn College, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant have been successfully upgraded. Muni-meters in all five boroughs will be upgraded by mid-July. Read more