TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: In separate reports this week, the De Blasio Administration has announced that ferry service connection the Brooklyn Army Terminal with Pier 11 off Wall Street will continue for three more months, while R-train riders affected by the Montague Tunnel closure have largely been crowding the C-train as an alternative.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: Several weeks of full-court-press lobbying efforts from elected officials and transit advocates have earned Bay Ridge and Sunset Park commuters a very small, temporary victory. Starting Monday – the first workday after the Montague subway tunnel closes for its 14-month construction project – ferry service will connect the 58th Street pier at the Brooklyn Army Terminal with slips in Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. But that service will only last for a month, while the Montague construction carries on until October 2014.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT: Enjoy that thru R-train service while you can, because it isn’t going to be there for much longer. On Friday night, shortly before midnight, the MTA will shut down the Montague Tunnel – the portion of the R-line route under the East River – to begin a long-term construction project to repair damage inflicted on equipment from Hurricane Sandy floodwaters.