Browsing: cemusa

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THE COMMUTE: It is difficult to believe that I have been writing “The Commute” for two years. In my reflections for 2011, which seem like yesterday, I explained what I hope to accomplish in this column. I stated that my primary goal is to make a positive difference by getting people more involved in transportation…

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THE COMMUTE: I previously wrote about the MTA’s bias against buses and their preference for the subways. Legible bus maps for all boroughs were not available until the early 1980s. Buses were harder hit than subways in the 2010 service cutbacks. However, perhaps the most obvious example is that, for 40 years, little has been done…

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THE COMMUTE: Several days ago, New York City Comptroller John Liu released an audit on the cleaning and maintenance of bus stop shelters by CEMUSA under its franchise agreement with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). Naturally, we were interested in the findings of this audit after heavily criticizing DOT and CEMUSA last May. However, many…

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THE COMMUTE: I received an interesting e-mail the other day stating that my service request from 311 (C1-1-721913901 Street Sign – Damaged) has been closed. The automatic reply continued: “The Department of Transportation has completed the request or corrected the condition.” However, I never reported a damaged street sign. In January 2012, when I reported on…

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THE COMMUTE: Guess where this bus shelter is. If you said the obvious, you guessed wrong. Flatbush Avenue and Avenue V is actually about a half mile north of where this picture was taken, right outside of Toys ‘R’ Us just north of the Belt Parkway. Just don’t call a car service to tell them…