Transportation

Transportation

Elected officials blame Amtrak for stalled MTA plan

The Metro-North expansion plan

An ambitious MTA plan that calls for the creation of four new Metro-North stations in the Bronx, including one in Hunts Point, has stalled because of Amtrak’s unwillingness to cooperate, according to more than two-dozen Bronx elected officials. 

Environment / Transportation

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

A new alliance composed of public agencies, port authorities, and waterfront communities up and down the east coast will work to cut down on the number of trucks that clog city streets and contribute to air pollution, by ensuring that many more barges are put to use to transport freight. 

Parks / Transportation

Federal funding approved for Sheridan conversion

A rendering of the new Sheridan

The Federal Highway Administration will provide $75 million to New York State to help repurpose the Sheridan Expressway from a mile of underused highway into a human-friendly boulevard that can be walked or biked across to get to the Bronx River. 

Politics / Transportation

Speed cameras return to Hunts Point

Crossing guard Aada Alvarado directs traffic on the corner of Faile and Aldus Streets, close to P.S. 75

Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.

Transportation

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

The newly formed Bronx Metro-North Working Group convened for the first time in early August.

Environment / Transportation

Public gets last chance to denounce State’s Sheridan plan

Activists hope pedestrians will have an easier time getting to the Bronx River past a reconfigured Sheridan Expressway.

State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.

Police / Transportation

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Protesters in front of the office of the Business Integrity Commission in Manhattan on May 9, urging the agency to suspend the license of a Hunts Point trash hauler.

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Parks / Transportation

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Protesters rallied at Hunts Point Riverside Park on March 26.

Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.

Transportation

City to ramp up enforcement on drivers who use express bus lane

The new BX6 Select.

The city’s transportation department has activated cameras along the Bx6 Select Bus Service route through Longwood and Hunts Point, to help crack down on drivers who slow down the new buses by using those express lanes.