Browsing: service cuts

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THE COMMUTE: There are two schools of thought on this. One is that changes should be made incrementally as the need arises. That is known as ad-hoc planning. The other is that changes should be made using a comprehensive approach by periodically studying all the routes for deficiencies, for example, once every 10 years, by…

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Local elected officials pledged support to bringing back full B4 bus service and other public transportation improvements to the area at last night’s Sheepshead Bay Transit Town Hall, organized by Sheepshead Bites, Transportation Alternatives, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and the Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association. More than 50 people turned out for the event…

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We sure hope you weren’t planning a night out in the city, or perhaps a visit to Ground Zero for September 11. If so, don’t expect the MTA to cooperate with your plans: there will be no Q subway service this weekend in Southern Brooklyn. From 10:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, September…

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The following op-ed is by Allan Rosen, a Manhattan Beach resident and former Director of MTA/NYC Transit Bus Planning (1981). For a complete list of his contributions to Sheepshead Bites, which includes many articles about the bus cuts, MTA and DOT, click here. After the June 27 bus service cuts, Department of Transportation officials stated that…

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Going to the city this weekend? If you were planning on taking the train, you better seek out an alternative route. The MTA is once again halting Q service between Stillwell Avenue and Prospect Park, and instead providing free shuttle buses. There will be two kinds of buses – one that runs locally, stopping at…

Opinion
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The following op-ed is by Allan Rosen, a Manhattan Beach resident and former Director of MTA/NYC Transit Bus Planning (1981). For a complete list of his contributions to Sheepshead Bites, which includes many articles about the bus cuts, MTA and DOT, click here. The Department of Transportation promised to update all bus stop signs within…

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The following op-ed is by Allan Rosen, a Manhattan Beach resident and former Director of MTA/NYC Transit Bus Planning (1981). I got my first glimpse on Thursday of what Department of Transportation intends to do about bus stops no longer needed as a result of the MTA bus service cuts. There has been much speculation…

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Sheepshead Bites’ accidental mass transit expert Allan Rosen pointed out an interesting Brooklyn Eagle op-ed, in which former NYC Parks Commissioner Henry Stern argues that livery cabs and private enterprise should fill the void left by MTA bus service cuts. Stern predicts that service cuts are here to stay as the MTA embarks on the…

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Brooklyn Public Library officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have struck a deal to maintain a minimum of five day service at all branches, narrowly escaping devastating cuts that would have shuttered branches and eliminated hours across the board. [ABOVE: Watch BPL Representative Mel Henkle tell Community Board 15 about the new hours, and thank the community for its…

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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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