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DOT Meeting about BQE Repairs

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) will present their plan for Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) repairs, which will detour traffic through the district on three planned weekends in 2023.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6:30 PM at The Parkside Educational Complex, PS 130 / MS 839 (713 Caton Avenue between East 7th and East 8th Streets.)  Click here to view event flyer. The meeting will also be livestreamed at this link. More information about the BQE repair project is at

Taxi and Limousine Commission public hearings

The Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”, “the Commission”) is proposing two amendments to the rules: 1) increase the taximeter rate of fare and various surcharges for taxicabs and street hail liveries, create a new LaGuardia Airport surcharge and increase the Kennedy Airport flat fare (click to learn more) + 2) increasing the minimum pay amounts to account for inflation and increased driver expenses, and changing the way utilization rates are calculated and applied. TLC will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule (click to learn more).

The public hearing will take place at 10:00 am on October 6, 2022. The public hearing will be held online using Zoom. There will be no in person public hearing. The public hearing will be livestreamed on TLC’s website at To participate in the public hearing, please e-mail the TLC at or call TLC at 212-676-1135 by October 5, 2022. After you have signed up to speak, TLC will provide you with a Zoom URL to enter in on your computer or dial-in via phone number if you prefer to call in.

NYC Alternate Side Parking Rule Changes

New citywide alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations have been instituted. Residential streets will only be cleaned  once per week on each side. If an ASP sign lists multiple days, street cleaning regulations will be in effect only on the last day listed on the sign. There are no changes to streets that have just one day of ASP regulations on each side or commercial streets or metered areas. For more information on recent changes to ASP rules, go to

Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

The MTA-NYC Transit invites all Brooklyn bus riders to participate in the Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign by completing an online survey before Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity as a Brooklyn bus customer to be heard during the kickoff phase of the Borough Redesign. Take the online survey or submit a comment to share suggestions, questions and concerns related to the Brooklyn Bus Network. (more…)

Transportation Committee Meeting Tonight

The public is invited to attend a Transportation Committee Meeting on Monday, September 18th at 7 PM at the CB14 District Office. The agenda includes a presentation by the Department of Transportation regarding the Hillel Plaza proposal.

Town Hall Meeting

The community is invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting about the State Budget, Education & Mass Transit.
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: P.S. 139 (330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn)
Visit event sponsor Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s website or call 718-788-7221 for more information.

Cross Harbor Freight Program

Please Note: The public comment period has been extended to Friday, March 20, 2015. The Cross Harbor Freight Program, an initiative of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, seeks to identify the best long-term solutions for transporting freight throughout the NY/NJ region: solutions that will reduce traffic congestion, make the region more economically competitive, and improve everyone’s quality of life. The Port Authority requests public involvement from members of communities throughout the designated study area and encourages your input, which may impact the final decision-making process. To view the current draft of the study, please visit  To view locations where you can pick up a printed version of the study, please click here.  To submit comments, please click here.

Transportation Committee Meeting & Public Hearing Canceled

The Public Hearing & the Transportation Committee Meeting that were scheduled for Monday, February 2nd at the Community Board 14 District Office have both been canceled due to bad weather. The Public Hearing has been rescheduled for Monday, March 2nd at 7 PM at the CB14 District Office (810 East 16th Street). The Transportation Committee meeting will be rescheduled and the new date will be posted here when it is available. Please call the District Office at 718-859-6357 for additional information.

Transportation Committee Meeting

DATE: Thursday, October 8, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Presentation on the Draft Final Report for the Flatbush Avenue Congested Corridor Project – Gregory Haas, City Planner,  NYC Department of Transportation

2. Presentation on NYCLink Public WiFi Kiosk Installation Proposal – Nicholas Sbordone, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications

3. Other business

NYC Law: Drive 25 MPH

As of November 7, 2014, the speed limit on all New York City streets is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted. Excessive speed contributes to 25 percent of roadway fatalities on New York City Streets and is the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes. Reducing vehicle speed from 30 to 25 mph doubles the likelihood of a pedestrian surviving a crash. Lowering the speed limit is one of 63 initiatives being undertaken by New York City Mayor de Blasio’s administration as part of Vision Zero, a comprehensive set of policies to reduce traffic fatalities in New York City. Click Here to read responses from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to frequently asked questions regarding the new reduced city speed limit.


Street Closure Notification

Community Notification: Please be aware that the MTA has scheduled track construction on the Brighton Line (B/Q subway line) for Friday, September 12 – Monday, September 15, 2014. Preparation work and the unloading of panels will take place on Friday between 7 AM-5 PM and material staging, track removal and track installation will be from Saturday at 12 AM through Monday at 5 AM.  Due to crane placement, the following roads will be closed from 8 AM-4 PM on Friday and from 11 PM Friday to 5 AM on Monday: Beverly Road and Dorchester Road, between East 16th Street and Marlborough Road. Parking will be restricted at each crane site for 150 feet to allow for crane placement and material staging.

Joint Public Safety & Transportation Committee Meeting

DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2014
7 PM
CB14 District Office (810 E 16th Street, Brooklyn)

1. Introduction of Deputy Inspector Richard DiBlasio, Commanding Officer, 70th Police Precinct, NYPD; Report on the Precinct

2. Report on Traffic Issues, High Crash Locations in the 70th Precinct and Vision Zero Solutions

3. Vision Zero in Community Board 14 – Keith Bray, Deputy Borough Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation

4. Other business

Joint CB14/CB7 Transportation Committee Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Windsor Terrace Public Library
, 160 E 5th Street (corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway)

1. Update on New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Truck Route Study – Stacey Hodge, Director, Office of Freight Mobility, New York City DOT.

For more information on DOT’s Truck Route Projects citywide, visit this website:

Joint Community Environment & Transportation Committee Meeting

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2015, 7 PM
WHERE: CB14 District Office, 810 E 16th Street

1. Update on The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP) – Representatives From the Cross Harbor Freight Program Outreach Team.

2. Other business


MTA Service Advisories

To see upcoming weekend road closure information & MTA service advisories for the Q/B subway lines, please click the link. (more…)

Transportation Committee Meeting – CANCELED

* This Committee Meeting has been CANCELED due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for:

CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Update on Bike Lanes Proposed for Community District 14 – Hayes Lord, Director, Bicycle Program, NYC Department of Transportation

2. Final Report on Kings Theater Traffic Impacts – Gregg Haas, City Planner, Traffic Planning Division, NYC Department of Transportation

3. Other business

Transportation Committee Meeting

DATE: Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00PM
LOCATION: CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Update on Bike Lanes Proposed for Community District 14 – Hayes Lord, Director, Bicycle Program, NYC Department of    Transportation

2. Update on Kings Theater Traffic Impacts – Greg Haas, City Planner, Traffic Planning Division, NYC Department of Transportation

3. Presentation on Pilot Commuter Van Decal Proposal for Legal Commuter Vans – Emily Genser, Policy Analyst, Policy and External Affairs Department, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

4. Other business

MTA: Brighton-Line Stations Reopen

Northbound B & Q Train Service Has Resumed at the Parkside, Beverley & Cortelyou Stations.
MTA NYC Transit has announced that beginning Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:00 a.m.,  normal northbound service along the Brighton line will resume. Station component work at the Parkside Avenue, Beverley Road and Cortelyou Road Q stations that has been ongoing since July 2013 has now been completed and northbound trains will no longer bypass these three stations. The station rehabilitation work was completed two weeks earlier than the originally planned. The southbound bypass of these three stations is scheduled for early 2014, most likely mid-February to mid-June 2014.  For continued updates regarding station rehabilitation, visit our Projects page or the MTA’s website at

Transportation Committee Meeting

DATE: Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00PM
CB14 District Office, 810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn

1. Presentation on Culver Line Station Renovations – Andrew Inglesby, Assistant Director, Government and Community Relations, MTA NYC Transit

2. Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety at Church and Flatbush Avenues; Traffic Planning in association with the Opening of the Kings Theater – Greg Haas, City Planner, Traffic Planning Division, NYC Department of Transportation

3. Proposal on Corridor Safety Improvement Project for Coney Island Avenue between Avenue M and Avenue O – Kessia De Leo, Project Manager, NYC Department of Transportation

4. Other business

Flatbush Avenue Improvements

The NYC Department of Transportation invites you to a Public Feedback Session about Proposed Improvements on Flatbush Avenue Between Empire Blvd/Ocean Ave and Nostrand Avenue. Find out: What’s happening here? How will this affect YOU?  The Public Session will include information about Safer Lane Widths, Double Parking Issues, Left Turn Bays, Commercial Loading Zones, Reducing Lane Changing & New Pavement Markings.  CLICK HERE to see the event flyer.

Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:30 PM
Erasmus High School Auditorium
911 Flatbush Avenue (btw. Church & Snyder Avenues)

For meeting information or special needs accommodations, contact Project Manager Ilana Wagner at (212) 839-7744 or visit the NYCDOT Web site at

Bedford/Ocean Ave Bridge Rehabilitation Projects

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be rehabilitating both the Bedford Avenue Bridge (Project ID# HBCR01A) & the Ocean Avenue Bridge (Project ID# HBCR99B) over the LIRR/NYAR (New York & Atlantic Railroad), between Avenue H & Avenue I, beginning Summer 2013. Work at these locations will require the closure of one half of the bridge roadways, parking lanes & sidewalks  during work hours, Monday-Friday. Two-way traffic will be maintained. To find out more about these projects, CLICK HERE.

MTA Service Changes

For the latest MTA information regarding the Cortelyou, Beverley & Parkside station rehabilitation project, plus information about other general MTA service advisories, please follow the link.


Select Bus Service Project Scope

The Nostrand Avenue Select Bus Service Project #1130A has begun. Over the course of the next two months, work will focus on replacing water mains, relocating Verizon and Con Edison obstructions, and installing bus pads at the below listed locations. Due to utility interference, our work schedule has been subject to modifications. When the work is definite for a location, notification will be distributed.

Water Main Replacement Locations

Nostrand Ave & Empire Blvd

Nostrand Ave & Clarkson Ave
Rogers Ave & Clarkson Ave

Nostrand Ave & Church Ave

Nostrand Ave & Flatbush Ave

Removal of Verizon/Con Edison Obstructions

Nostrand Ave & Empire Blvd

Nostrand Ave & Clarkson Ave

Nostrand Ave & Church Ave

Nostrand Ave & Flatbush Ave

Bus Pad Installation
Lee Ave & Wilson St
Lee Ave & Flushing Ave
Bedford Ave & Wilson St
Bedford Ave & Fulton St
Bedford Ave & Lafayette Ave
Rogers Ave & St Johns Pl
Nostrand Ave & St Johns Pl
Rogers Ave & Empire Blvd
Nostrand Ave & Empire Blvd
Nostrand Ave & Clarkson Ave
Rogers Ave & Clarkson Ave
Nostrand Ave & Church Ave
Rogers Ave & Church Ave
Nostrand Ave & Ave D
Rogers Ave & Ave D
Nostrand Ave & Flatbush Ave
Flatbush Ave & Ave H
Nostrand Ave & Kings Hwy
Nostrand Ave & Ave T
Nostrand Ave & Ave X
Emmons Ave & Shore Parkway
Emmons Ave & Nostrand Ave

NYC School Bus Service Resumes

Attention parents and guardians of students who receive yellow bus service: The strike by the bus drivers’ union is over. School bus service resumed on Wednesday, February 20th. Students who were assigned to a new route during the strike will remain on that route until they hear from the Office of Pupil Transportation. Parents should return MetroCards they received to their child’s school. Click Here to visit the Department of Education’s website.

Church Ave Reconstruction

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is undertaking a capital construction project on Church Avenue in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn within Community Board Districts 14 and 17. This project, which includes the replacement of existing infrastructure, removal of trolley tracks and installation of ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, curb, sidewalk and street lighting, is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2013.

For more information, click on the links below:

DDC Church Avenue Reconstruction Newsletter

B35 MTA Bus Route Change due to Church Ave Project

Parking Restrictions on Church Ave (for week beginning 3/11/13)

WATER SHUT-OFF  (Thursday 3/14)
* Rogers Avenue between Church Avenue and Erasmus Street
* Church Avenue between Veronica Place and Lloyd Street

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