Removal of Bus Stop without Community Notification
WHEREAS, Many major MTA subway and bus routes operate throughout Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, Businesses, residents and visitors who work, live and visit Manhattan regularly use the MTA subway and bus routes; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has a legitimate interest in the regular operation and safety of all MTA routes that operate in the District; and
WHEREAS, Changes to MTA schedules, bus stops, and routes affect those who work, live and visit the Community Board Five area; and
WHEREAS, The MTA rarely notifies Community Board Five about these changes before they occur thereby prohibiting community input; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five has a vested interest in commenting upon changes to schedule and route changes; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five frequently hears about issues associated with MTA schedules and routes from the community, as was the case with the removal of the 57th Street and Park Avenue bus stop; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five requests that the MTA advise it of any planned schedule or route changes in the Community Board Five area 90 days in advance so that we may offer comment; and be it further
RESOLVED, In order to foster a stronger working relationship, Community Board Five requests that the MTA’s Community Board Five liaison attend quarterly, a scheduled Transportation and Environment Committee meeting.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 28 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.