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Opinion Although Sunday meter regulations were eliminated 10 years ago, two signs on Brighton 12th Street still claim the rules are in effect.
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THE COMMUTE: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound drivers over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. However, because the left lane switches to a high-occupancy vehicle lane during the day, the state Department of Transit (DOT) claims little can be done to change the…

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New York City’s Independent Budget Office (IBO), which provides nonpartisan information about the city budget and tax revenues, reported that city agencies have rung up $154.1 million in overtime costs related to Superstorm Sandy. The large figure comes as no surprise, considering the massive devastation Sandy heaped upon our area, but it’s interesting to note the breakdown of which…

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Click here for the new Brooklyn bus map, in effect starting Sunday, June 27. Where will the restructured B4 operate starting this Sunday? No one seems to know. The B4 will no longer operate on Neptune Avenue, but instead will use Avenue Z. It will also now terminate at Coney Island Avenue at all times…

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Allan Rosen is a 25-year veteran of the MTA, including a former Director of Bus Planning. He’s also a Sheepshead Bay-area resident and one of the original planners behind the B4 route. He previously criticized the MTA’s latest round of cuts, and here he questions the revisions made and the amount of thought given to…

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I wasn’t able to attend last night’s public hearing on MTA cuts, but luckily Allan Rosen, the former MTA official who critiqued the plans earlier this week, sent us the dispatch below. I encourage anyone who went to add their two cents to the report. As for me, I’ll be submitting testimony online based on…

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During last Wednesday’s Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting, Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo urged residents to attend the March 3 hearing on MTA service cuts. The all-important hearing is being used by MTA commissioners to judge opposition to their plans, so a light showing from certain neighborhoods could be interpreted as a sign of…

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Allan Rosen, a Manhattan Beach resident and former Director of Bus Planning for New York City Transit, has fired off a 2,600-word missive at the MTA for its latest round of cuts. TAKE ACTION! Read about the cuts [pdf] Visit MTA.info Attend a hearing: Brooklyn Museum Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway Wed. March 3 @…

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Just one month shy of the first-year anniversary of construction at the Avenue U and Gravesend Neck Road train stations, the sites reek of the failures soon to ail the rest of the line. For those who don’t take the train often, above is a photo of the Avenue U train station taken from the…

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(Courtesy ofMarcos Vasconcelos via Flickr)Sheepshead Bay may be the next site for the New York City Department of Transit’s (NYCDOT) innovative new program Select Bus Service. The proposed bus route, which will run along Nostrand Avenue from Sheepshead Bay to Williamsburg, earned a “High” rating from the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA), indicating that it is…