Application by Reliance Group NY for a new passenger pickup location at 51 Madison Avenue, between East 26th and East 27th Streets at 5:30pm, Monday – Friday.
WHEREAS, Reliance Group NY has applied for a new passenger pickup location at 51 Madison Avenue, between East 26th and East 27th Streets at 5:30pm, Monday – Friday; and
WHEREAS, The Port Authority Bus Terminal currently operates beyond capacity and cannot support the current bus rider demand; and
WHEREAS, In recent years Community Board Five has been inundated with a large number of applications for the curbside pickup and drop off of passengers within its District; and
WHEREAS, When possible, CB5 wishes to cooperate with applicants who serve a growing need for passengers traveling into and out of Manhattan; and
WHEREAS, CB5 endeavors to minimize the impact of the curbside passenger pickup and drop off activity of intercity buses in the District by limiting such activities to appropriate locations; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant, Reliance Group NY, operates commuter buses between New York and New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant has been contracted by OurBus, a new bus brokerage company, to operate a bus route to and from Kendall Park, New Jersey, making a series of eight stops within Community Board Five; and
WHEREAS, This particular Application is for one passenger pickup on Madison Avenue, between East 26th and East 27th Streets each weekday at 5:30pm; and
WHEREAS, The proposed location is not a particularly busy street; and
WHEREAS, The proposed location has a wide sidewalk that can accommodate a small queue of people; and
WHEREAS, Both New York City Transit and Liberty Lines Transit currently use this location for a total of 27 pickups and drop offs each weekday; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant's buses hold a maximum of 55 passengers; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant's proposed addition of one more drop off at that location with a maximum of 55 passengers will not create overwhelmingly large queues of people on the sidewalk and should not be overly burdensome, therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of Reliance Group NY's application for a new passenger pickup location at 51 Madison Avenue, between East 26th and East 27th Streets at 5:30pm, Monday – Friday; and further be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five calls on DOT to engage the Manhattan community boards and the intercity bus operating companies in a master planning process for the siting of on-street intercity bus stops, with consideration given to possible locations beyond the west midtown area where nearly all of these buses currently operate.