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NYC DOT to Install Steel Protection Beam at East 90th Street On FDR Drive

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will install a steel protection beam to prevent over-height vehicles from striking the overpass at 90th Street on the Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Drive. The work will be conducted on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 and require full closure of the southbound FDR Drive from East 96th to East 78th streets from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. The left lane on the northbound FDR Drive will be closed near the worksite at East 90th Street starting at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 7 a.m. Read more

NYC DOT, NYPD, TLC and Elected Officials Announce Kickoff of 25 Days to 25 MPH Campaign

The New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD Transportation Chief Thomas Chan and Taxi & Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi today announced the city’s 25 Days to 25 mph campaign in advance of the new default speed limit lowering from 30 to 25 mph taking effect Friday, November 7th, or 25 days from yesterday. The officials were joined by Transportation Chair Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, advocates, and community members in Prospect Heights, on Brooklyn’s Vanderbilt Avenue, a corridor with a current speed limit of 30 mph, which will be lowered to 25 mph. Read more

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for October 14-15 near Queens Borough Hall

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced the suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15 for streets near the Queens Borough Hall, to assist with the closure of the Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field.  Read more

NYC DOT and Staten Island Officials Celebrate Second Round of Smart Lights Installation

DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined Borough President James Oddo, Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio, and Council Member Steven Matteo today in Staten Island to mark the second round of Smart Lights installation. Using an adaptive signal control system, Smart Lights can detect real time traffic conditions and request signal pattern changes from the DOT’s Traffic Management Center. The initial study by DOT shows that the lights have improved congestion in the six locations by rebalancing the number of cars lining up at the lights. Read more

NYC DOT Unveils “Your Choices Matter,” A New Public Awareness Campaign, as part of Vision Zero

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today launched a new public awareness campaign called “Your Choices Matter.” The new campaign is aimed at motorists to make them realize that the choices they make behind the wheel matter. The campaign will begin with urban panels at 57 subway entrances throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn and will be expanded to include bus shelters, newsstands, transit stations, billboards, radio, web, and videos through the end of the year. High-quality ad campaigns aimed at reducing reckless driving is one of the 63 Vision Zero policies.

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for October 7-8 near Queens Borough Hall

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced the suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8 for streets near the Queens Borough Hall, to assist with the closure of the Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field.

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Broadway Designated as One of 10 Great Streets in America By the American Planning Association

The New York City Department of Transportation today welcomes the American Planning Association’s (APA) designation of the Broadway corridor as one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014. APA celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning, each year selecting 10 Great Streets, 10 Great Neighborhoods and 10 Great Public Spaces in the country. These places represent the gold standard for having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow that adds value to communities and fostering economic growth and jobs. Read more

NYC DOT to Resurface Westbound Portions of the Belt Parkway from Rockaway Parkway to Flatbush Avenue

As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadways across the five boroughs this year, crews will be milling and resurfacing key portions of the westbound Belt Parkway between Rockaway Parkway and Flatbush Avenue from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 6 to provide a safer, smoother roadway for Brooklyn drivers. The full closures of all westbound lanes will occur Monday nights through Saturday mornings and last for approximately two weeks.  During this project, motorists will be guided through a detour route, which exits all traffic at Rockaway Parkway, makes a left onto Flatlands Avenues, continues onto Utica Avenue, then proceeds south onto Flatbush Avenue. Pennsylvania Avenue to Flatlands Avenue becomes a designated alternate route. DOT is coordinating with NYPD, which will post Traffic Control agents along the detour. Signs indicating the detour route will be installed as additional guidance.

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NYC DOT, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Other Officials to Celebrate Access to Independence Day and Discuss Efforts to Expand Accessibility in the Five Boroughs

EVENT:    New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and other agencies celebrate Access to Independence Day, a transportation expo to educate the community about various accessible transportation options available in the city. They will also discuss efforts to expand accessibility in the five boroughs.

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday, September 29 to Friday, October 3 near Queens Borough Hall

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced the suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday, September 29 to Friday, October 3 for streets near the Queens Borough Hall, to assist with the closure of the Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field.
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