Browsing: department of transportation

Opinion The Cypress Hills Street exit and entrace to the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Yellow and white pavement markings are gone when you exit the parkway. (Photo: Google Maps)
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THE COMMUTE: In July, I discussed confusing signage on the Gowanus Expressway regarding the Belt Parkway exit existing for months. It could lead to accidents due to drivers making last minute decisions, and the State Department of Transportation (DOT) stated that they could not do anything about it. Last week I asked, how many other dangerous situations…

Transportation Traffic agents at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue.
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After finally winning approval from community leaders, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving forward with plans to overhaul one of Sheepshead Bay’s most chaotic and lawless intersections. City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced changes to the intersection, where Coney Island Avenue meets Guider Avenue, will begin being implemented this month. The changes include: Installing left turn…

Opinion Source: Wikipedia
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THE COMMUTE: A hallmark of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term has been his emphasis on pedestrian safety, most notably the Vision Zero campaign. You all know where I stand on this issue. My position has been controversial. Whenever I discuss my opposition to some of the features of Vision Zero, those who disagree make the…

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Councilmembers David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, and Senator Simcha Felder are demanding that Ocean Parkway be repaired by the Department of Transportation (DOT) immediately. Last month, the councilmen and the senator each wrote letters to the agency urging that the road be fixed promptly. Pols say the DOT assured them that the road will be…

Opinion The MTA is adding new bus lanes to Woodhaven Boulevard.
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THE COMMUTE: If the Department of Transportation (DOT) has its way, bus lanes currently being installed on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and Metropolitan Avenue will be ripped up in 2017. That is an irresponsible waste of funds. Now these are not the Select Bus Service (SBS) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus lanes…

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…

Opinion Bus bunching
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THE COMMUTE: Last Thursday, I had an appointment near the Kings Highway train station on the Brighton line. I either take the B1 or B49 to the train. At around 11am, three buses arrived, all three not in service. Shortly thereafter a B1 did not stop and only had about 15 passengers. Then I boarded…

News Sign for Gerritsen Avenue
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Long before Hurricane Sandy swept through their neighborhood, carrying away cars, trees, and even homes, residents in Gerritsen Beach urged city agencies to make road and sewer repairs that would reduce serious flooding. Now, due in large part to federal money for Sandy recovery efforts, the work will finally get done — though it will be another two…

Opinion Photo by Patrick Cashin / MTA
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THE COMMUTE: That is what blogger Ben Kabak requested last week in Second Avenue Sagas. What prompted his article was something I wrote, in which I suggested that the proposed Woodhaven Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) could delay Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS). Both projects are competing for the same federal funds.…

Transportation 19th avenue road work
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Pesky potholes, be gone! Numerous crater-pocked streets throughout Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Borough Park, and Coney Island will be touched up this summer, announced City Council members Mark Treyger and David Greenfield this week. Treyger and Greenfield worked closely with Brooklyn Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Keith Bray to identify the streets across the 44th and 47th Districts that…

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