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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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Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field Closure

DOT has informed elected officials and stakeholders that the Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field will be closed beginning tomorrow, 9/24, for safety reasons. We are encouraging and directing travelers to use subways, buses and other garages in this area to meet their travel needs. We will continue to work with the local community to help address its parking needs, and Traffic Enforcement Agents have been assigned to the area starting tomorrow. DOT will also be announcing a related suspension of Alternate Side Parking tomorrow in the immediate area, in addition to the citywide suspension Thursday and Friday for Rosh Hashanah. Read more

Suspension of Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Wednesday, September 24 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 on Wednesday, September 24 for streets near the Queens Borough Hall, to assist with the closure of the Queens Borough Hall Municipal Garage and Parking Field. Read more

United States Department of Transportation, Counselor to the President John Podesta, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner, Congress Member Nadler, Meeks, Crowley and Meng Announce Funding for Sandy Resilience

United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Counselor to the President John Podesta, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Congress Member Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), Congress Member Gregory W. Meeks (D-Queens), Congress Member Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx) and Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens) today announced that New York City was awarded $191 million in Federal Transit Administration funds as a result of its application to the FTA Hurricane Sandy Competitive Resilience Program. The funds will be used to construct two new 4,500 passenger Staten Island ferry boats, as part of the process of updating the aging fleet with modern, storm resilient vessels, capable of operating during large scale evacuations. Read more

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

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 eastbound Belt Parkway between Flatbush Avenue and Rockaway Parkway from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning on Monday, September 15 to provide a safer, smoother roadway for Brooklyn drivers. The closures will occur Monday nights through Saturday mornings and last for approximately three weeks.  During this project, motorists will be guided through a detour route, which exits at Flatbush Avenue, proceeds to Utica/Flatlands Avenues, then East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue, Seaview Avenue and returns to the Belt Parkway via Rockaway Parkway. Flatlands and Pennsylvania Avenues become a designated alternate route. DOT is coordinating with NYPD, which will post traffic enforcements agents along the detour. Signs indicating the detour route will be installed as additional guidance. Read more

NYC Becomes First City In The World To Manage Over 10,000 Signalized Intersections From One Integrated System

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it now manages over 10,000 signalized intersections in New York City from one integrated system at a single traffic management center, breaking an international record for largest computerized system for signalized intersections.

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New York City Named Top U.S. Cycling City by Bicycling Magazine

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was joined today by Editor Bill Strickland and Publisher Zachary Grice of Bicycling magazine, which this week named New York City the top U.S. city for cycling, highlighting the sustained and continuing efforts by the agency to engineer safer streets for bicyclists and investments in infrastructure. New York City moved to first from seventh place in just two years since the publication last ranked U.S. cities nationwide with populations of 100,000 or more in 2012, reflecting the transformation on New York City’s streets to a place where cycling is safe, convenient, fun, and increasingly the transportation mode of choice of New Yorkers on the go. Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Ken Podziba, President/CEO of Bike New York also joined DOT and the publication’s leadership along the newly completed protected bike path on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan.

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NYC DOT and DDC Announce Fordham Plaza Phase 2 Groundbreaking in the Bronx

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 today announced the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Fordham Plaza reconstruction project in the Bronx. The new Fordham Plaza will play an important role in Vision Zero’s goal to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries with shortened pedestrian crossings, new direct crossings established to deter jaywalking, and a 25 percent expansion in pedestrian space. Read more