Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Reminders: Your chance to discuss proposed changes coming to the M14A and M14D bus lines

ICYMI from Friday...

There's a town hall with MTA officials tonight (April 2) from 6-8 to discuss proposed changes to the M14A and M14D bus routes on Avenue A and Avenue D.

As previously reported, with the the new planned SBS route, the MTA may eliminate M14A and M14D stops throughout the East Village and Lower East Side.

The proposal would turn the M14A and M14D into an SBS route, lowering the number of stops on Avenue A and Avenue D and along Grand Street.

Tonight's meeting is at the 7th Precinct, 19 Pitt St., which is just south of the Williamsburg Bridge and Delancey Street.

On March 24, local elected officials spoke out against these proposed moves during a rally on Avenue A and Fourth Street. You can read coverage of this at Curbed and Patch.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Local elected officials urging the MTA/DOT to keep local service in M14 SBS plan


Scuba Diva said...

The MTA is just phoning it in; it's a done deal. If we want to keep the routes as they are—and I didn't meet a single person at tonight's packed meeting who didn't—we have to fight. After all, that's the only reason we were able to keep the M8 route at all.

Giovanni said...

As if eliminating bus stops isn’t bad enough, I’ve actually heard a rumor that the MTA has been toying with shutting down a few subway stations for cost savings, like the 18th St station on the 1 train, but they know the backlash would be disastrous. It wouldn’t be the first time the MTA closed a station though, as anyone who has seen or been to the abandoned Worth Street station on the 6 train knows. Long ago there was also an 18th Street station on the 6 train, and a 91st Street station on the 1 train. If the 2nd Avenue subway ever makes its way downtown, they will probably skip St. Marks Place since apparently no one really needs mass transit in the East Village.

Gojira said...

So let's see - NYC is bulging at the seams with a constantly expanding population, massive buildings are going up all over the five boroughs in an attempt to lure more and more people in from the hinterlands, congestion pricing has just gone into effect, so what are the MTA's plans for the future of the largest public transportation system in the country? Why, start to seriously consider shrinking services and the areas it covers, what else?