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NYC DOT Unveils Design Concept for Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards Select Bus Service

 New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today unveiled the design concept of main road bus lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) on Woodhaven / Cross Bay Boulevards. The SBS corridor is based on the existing Q52/53 Limited bus route and carries 30,000 daily bus riders over 14 miles from the Rockaways to Woodside. The Woodhaven SBS would be the most intensive and most beneficial SBS route to be implemented and is a vital transportation route for thousands of residents of the Rockaways and central Queens, 43% of whom do not own a car and 60% of whom commute by public transit.

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NYC DOT, DEP, Elected Officials and Partners Encourage Safe Driving in and Around Work Zones Citywide as Part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, March 23-27

New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd kicked off National Work Zone Awareness week today, which is being observed from March 23-27, 2015. Commissioner Trottenberg also announced a new agency advertisement campaign designed to recognize DOT employees’ commitment to their careers as well as to their families. The advertisements serve as a reminder to drivers that crews responsible for work on our city streets are not only valuable to every New Yorker but to their families at home as well. Read more

NYC DOT and DDC and Council Member Rodriguez Announce Plaza De Las Americas Groundbreaking in Washington Heights

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced the groundbreaking of Plaza de Las Americas project in Washington Heights. The new Plaza de Las Americas will create a permanent focal point – a town square or plaza – for the Washington Heights community. The dynamic paving design references the style found in many town squares of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Read more

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking for Saturday, March 7, 2015

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, March 7, 2015 due to snow operations.

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

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Friday, March 6, 2015

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday, March 6, 2015 due to snow operations.

Payment at paring meters will remain in effect throughout the City.

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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, March 4, 2015 due to snow operations.

Alternate Side Parking is already suspended on Thursday, March 5, 2015 for Purim.

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

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday, March 2, 2015

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, March 2, 2015 due to snow operations.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.
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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 due to cold weather conditions.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City. Read more

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 due to cold weather conditions.

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

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Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 to facilitate snow removal.

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City. Read more