As part of its One Train Portal Project, the MTA shut down the bus stops on Broadway between 122nd and LaSalle streets in September, forcing locals to walk to 120th or 125th streets in the winter cold.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
After being canceled over the summer, plans for faster bus service along 125th Street are back in motion, city officials announced Friday afternoon.
Plans for bus-only lanes along 125th Street were put on hold earlier this summer—but some elected officials are trying to reignite the project.
With the implementation of bus-only lanes and other changes, M60 bus service will likely speed up on 125th Street, pleasing commuters—but some locals say that more community engagement is needed.
The MTA will implement Select Bus Service on the M60 bus route, making it faster and more efficient.
The new, more spacious buses are already being phased into the route. While the new buses will save the city money, they will also increase waiting times for commuters.
Thirty Upper West Side and Midtown subway stations will be getting cell phone and mobile Internet service this year, some stations as early as October.
Early Saturday morning Justin Grace, a student at the School of the Arts, was hit by the 1 train while trying to retrieve a backpack that had fallen into the tracks.
As subway lines and local buses drive ahead with fare hikes and service cuts, one Columbia alumnus is trying to map the city’s transit future.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on July 23 that it will seek a fare and toll hike to reduce a $900 million budget deficit.
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