Transit Sam, Week of April 3, 2013

Alternate side parking rules are in effect all week

Great news for Lower Manhattan residents: The old 1 train South Ferry station will open this week. This means the 1 train will no longer terminate at Rector St., but go straight through. It also means improved service at Chambers, Franklin, Canal and Houston Sts. Remember, if you are getting off at South Ferry, you need to be on the first five cars because of the short platform.

All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, 12:01 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. This will drive fan traffic to the Manhattan Bridge and across Canal St. after Nets games 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Due to FASTRACK repairs, there will be no J trains between Broad St. and Delancey St. – Essex St. from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. Take the F, 4, or 6 trains instead.

Ann St. will fully close between Theatre Alley and Nassau St. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For eastbound access, take John St.

Crane operations will fully close White St. between Broadway and Lafayette St. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For westbound access, take Canal or Leonard St.

At the Battery Park Underpass, one lane of the north tube and the entire south tube will close overnight 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

As part of the Peck Slip reconstruction project, Beekman St. will fully close between Front and South Sts. beginning Monday and running through June.

Chambers St. will close between West Broadway and Greenwich St., and between Broadway and Church St. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Double closure trouble on West St./Route 9A: two northbound lanes between W. Houston and W. 14th Sts. will close overnight 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Two southbound lanes between W. 23rd and Bank Sts. will close overnight 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday; 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday; and 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

From the mailbag:

Dear Transit Sam,
Where can I find out how much money is collected at each tunnel and bridge? More importantly, how can I find out where all that cash is going?
Peter, Chatham, N.J.

Dear Peter,
Toll revenue information for M.T.A. bridges and tunnels — Bronx-Whitestone, Cross Bay, Henry Hudson, Brooklyn Battery, Marine Parkway, Queens Midtown, R.F.K.-Triborough, Throgs Neck and Verrazano — is available on the M.T.A. site as part of the “Monthly Agency Data,” mta.info/mta/news/books/#. Traffic volume and revenue at each crossing are recorded monthly and yearly — no data for the daily figures.

For Port Authority bridges and tunnels — Bayonne, Goethals, George Washington, Outerbridge, Holland and Lincoln — data about toll revenue is released in annual reports at panynj.gov/corporate-information/annual-reports.html.

Both the M.T.A. and Port Authority reports give operating budget data, so you can see how much money they are spending.
Transit Sam

Got a question about parking regulations or upcoming construction? Email me at TransitSam@downtownexpress.com or write to Transit Sam, 611 Broadway, Suite 415, New York, NY 10012.

Spread the word:

2 Responses to Transit Sam, Week of April 3, 2013

  1. Great insight. Relieevd I’m on the same side as you.

  2. Your post catpuers the issue perfectly!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


nine + = 16

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>