M60 Select Bus Service
Submitted by george on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 5:27am.
M60 Select Bus Service
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to upgrade the M60 to Select Bus Service, featuring off-board fare payment, dedicated bus lanes, limited stops and transit signal priority in Manhattan. As part of the project, DOT would also make improvements to curb regulations and pedestrian safety along the corridor.
Begininning in September 2012, as part of their public outreach and engagement efforts for the project, NYCT and DOT have held a series of public workshops and convened a community advisory council to assess community concerns and suggestions for improving bus service along 125th Street. For more information on this project, please visit DOT's M60 Select Bus Service web page.
Representatives of CB11 have participated in each of the public workshops and a representative of the Public Safety & Transportation Committee sit on the community advisory council.
The CB11 Public Safety & Transportation Committee will review the project.
*** On June 18, 2013, Community Board 11 voted to oppose the revised M60 Select Bus Service plan (read letter to DOT & NYCT).
*** On July 16, 2013, DOT and NYCT issued the following statement:
*** On October 11, 2013, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and State Sen. Bill Perkins announced that M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) will launch in April 2014. Read full press release here.
Public outreach events hosted by NYCT and DOT for the M60 Select Bus Service project:
January 17, 2013, 12:30 p.m. - 125th Street Public Walk-Through
January 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - M60 Select Bus Service on 125th Street Community Advisory Council Meeting (presentation / notes)
February 1, 2013, 12:30 p.m. - M15 Select Bus Service Tour
March 5, 2013, 7:00 p.m. - M60 SBS Project Presentation to CB11 Public Safety & Transportation Committee (presentation)
March 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m. - M60 Select Bus Service on 125th Street Community Advisory Council Meeting (presentation)
April 9, 2013 - Open House for Select Bus Service on 125th Street (flyer)
June 18, 2013 - Presentation of REVISED M60 Select Bus Service Project to CB11 Full Board (presentation)
June 27, 2013 - Public Workshop for Select Bus Service on 125th Street (flyer)
"City To Add Three High Speed Bus Routes to La Guardia", October 11, 2012, NY Post
"Flights Won't Change, But Bus To La Guardia Will Get Easier", October 11, 2012, NY Times
"Walking Tour Spurs Ideas to Improve 125th Street Bus Service", January 18, 2013, DNAinfo
"DOT, MTA Scrap Plans for Select Bus Service in Harlem", July 17, 2013, NY Post