DOT Queens Deputy Commissioner Jason Banrey wants us to remind those who cannot attend a workshop to make sure folks are aware of the online portal where they can enter in their thoughts: survey/mapping tool
One suggestion might be to request express bus service for our area.
Btw. this is a great opportunity for those who have been impacted by the Q47 bus detour since 2014 to make a statement especially since the bus is not scheduled to be back on its route until sometime in 2018!
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:19:31 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This was passed along to us from Community Board 5 - see attachments. Please note there are two workshops not far from us. If you're a commuter you may want to attend and offer ideas that will help our communities.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association
As you may be aware, DOT recently announced that it is undertaking a comprehensive Citywide Transit Plan (CTP). This plan, which stems from Council legislation, aims to identify and provide recommendations to address the City’s current and future transit needs including, but not limited to, the future of Bus Rapid Transit.
In order to better inform the eventual recommendations of the CTP we are looking to hear from your constituents about their travel patterns. To that end we are hosting a series of public workshops (see below) and have created a Citywide Transit Plan website, www.transitplan.nyc that contains a survey/mapping tool. This tool will help us better understand both the trips that New Yorkers regularly take as well as those trips that people would like to take but perhaps do not due to current transit limitations. A flyer with this information is attached. We encourage you to reach out to your constituents to inform them of both the workshops and the survey/mapping tool.
About the Citywide Transit Plan
The Citywide Transit Plan aims to addresses the equity and sustainability goals of OneNYC and the framework presented last year in the NYCDOT Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart*Equitable as well as NYC’s Roadmap to 80x50. The plan will serve core DOT goals such as improving public transportation connections and service to neighborhoods underserved by public transit, providing low-income New Yorkers with access to safe, convenient and reliable rapid transit services, and better connecting transit, pedestrian, and bicycle networks. In response to the NYC Council legislation, the Citywide Transit Plan will also include an in depth analysis of the Select Bus Service (SBS) system to date and plans for future expansion.
Beginning in February and running into March, DOT will be hosting public workshops that will allow discuss the future of public transportation, identify current and future needs, make short and long-term recommendations, and develop a vision for new transit options and improvements in the five boroughs. The full schedule is as follows:
· Brooklyn: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Brooklyn College Student Center
Campus Road & East 27th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
· Queens: Monday, February 13, 2017
976 Seneca Avenue
Queens, NY 11385
· Bronx Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Fordham University Campbell Hall
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
· Queens: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Queens, NY 11373
· Staten Island: Monday, February 27, 2017
St. George Library Center
5 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
· Manhattan: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 W. 125th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027
Specific goals of the plan and the workshops will be to:
· Identify key corridors underserved by the existing transit system, locations possibly in need of congestion mitigation and transit reorganization efforts, as well as emerging ridership markers expected to grow over the next several decades.
· Evaluate potential transit modes – such as bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail or subway – that might work best on such corridors.
· Identify how improvements in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure can broaden transit markets and improve access to schools, employment and recreation.
· Determine where performance can be improved through investments such as bus lanes, traffic signal priority, and off-board/all-door fare payment
· Consider how emerging mobility options could enhance access in low density markets.