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NYC DOT to Suspend Staten Island Ferry Service Due to Winter Storm Conditions

In anticipation of the MTA public transit system suspending service at 11:00 pm tonight, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will also suspend the Staten Island Ferry service later tonight until further notice.

The last boat to leave the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan will be no later than 11:30 pm on January 26, 2015. The final boat from the St. George Terminal in Staten Island to Whitehall will depart at 11:00 pm.

NYC DOT urges that people remain off the streets and stay inside.
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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Wednesday Jan. 28

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Wednesday Jan. 28 to facilitate snow removal. Alternate Side Parking is already suspended today and tomorrow, Tuesday.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.
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Suspension of Overweight and Overdimensional Permits Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27

The New York City Department of Transportation today announced that permits for overweight and overdimensional vehicles will be suspended Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27, effective 5:30 am tomorrow, due to the expected winter storm.
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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Monday Jan. 26 and Tuesday Jan. 27 to facilitate snow removal.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.
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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Saturday, Jan. 24

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Saturday, Jan. 24 to facilitate snow removal.

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NYC DOT to Conduct Winter Pavement Maintenance Work Along The FDR Drive

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is undertaking winter pavement maintenance work along the FDR Drive beginning Tuesday, January 20th through the month of February. This work will occur during the overnight hours on various sections of the highway. It will involve one or more lane closures each night.
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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Friday, January 9

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended immediately for the remainder of Friday, January 9 to facilitate snow removal.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.
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NYC DOT, NYC Parks Department, NYPD, and Central Park Conservancy Announce Safety Enhancements on Central Park Loop Drive

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, NYPD, and the Central Park Conservancy today announced immediate safety enhancements along the Central Park Drives. In addition to a reduction of the speed limit inside Central Park from 25 to 20 MPH for all modes of transportation, four key crossings across the park will receive substantial enhancements, including highly prominent “Pedestrian Crossing” warning signs at the intersections, advisory 10 MPH speed signs, and advance pedestrian crossing signs before each intersection.  The advance signs will be reinforced with roadway markings near the sign locations, refurbished crosswalks and clearer lane use markings.
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NYC DOT Launches Third Annual “Bike to School” Competition to Encourage Active Transportation Choices and Safe Bicycling Practices

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) launched its third annual Bike to School competition—an application-based, curriculum-driven, safety-education program that helps promote bicycling as a safe, healthy, and fast way to get around the city. Available to middle schools and high schools across the city, the program builds on past DOT Bike to School Day events to promote bicycling to school.
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NYC DOT, Alta and Citi Announce Agreement to Expand and Enhance Citi Bike Program in New York City

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Alta Bicycle Share incoming CEO Jay Walder, and Citi Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs Edward Skyler today announced an agreement between the City of New York and Alta Bicycle Share to operate, improve, and double the size of the largest bike share program in North America. A $30 million infusion of private capital from Bikeshare Holdings LLC, a group of private investors acquiring Alta, supported by an increased sponsorship commitment from Citi of up to $70.5 million extended through 2024, and a $15 million increase in the credit facility from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group will allow for the expansion and ensure the long-term stability of the system, making it more reliable and accessible for the thousands of New Yorkers who rely upon it. New Yorkers currently take more than one million trips every month on Citi Bike.
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