Traffic & Transit

Aug 012013

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.

Jul 292013
R-Train Doomsday Begins Friday Night

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.