Bus-Boarding Platforms Being Installed Along 14th Street To Speed Up Service, Clear Sidewalks – CBS New York
The platforms are supposed to speed up service and give pedestrians a little more room on the sidewalk.
They will be installed at seven M14 A/D Select Bus Service stops.
The idea is to create a dedicated space for customers to wait for and board buses, making it faster, more convenient and safer to get from the sidewalk to the bus. It’s also expected to free up sidewalk space for pedestrians.
Last month, the MTA and DOT turned 14th Street into a busway, restricting cars from the busy thoroughfare to improve bus service. The new platforms are the next phase of that plan.
Transit officials say work at each bus stop will take about six days, with crews working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
They’ll only work on two bus stops at a time, and never consecutive stops. So if your stop is affected, you can use the next closest one.
If you’re unsure where to go, there will be signs at each stop and announcements on the buses.
Construction on the seven platforms is expected to be complete by December.
See the schedule below:
- Westbound Seventh Avenue stop, Phase 1: 7 AM Thursday, November 7, until approximately November 14
- Westbound Fifth Avenue stop, Phase 2
- Westbound Irving Place stop, Phase 3
- Westbound Eighth Avenue stop, Phase 4
- Eastbound University Place stop, Phase 5
- Westbound Sixth Avenue stop, Phase 6
- Eastbound Eighth Avenue stop, Phase 7
Click here for more information from the MTA.