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5/7/2019



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NYCT to solicit public feedback on Staten Island transit needs


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MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has created a community outreach program as part of an analysis of public transit options on Staten Island’s West Shore and to explore potential improvements.

The NYCT study will examine West Shore residents' transportation needs and patterns, as well as identify transit improvements to bring better mass transit options and connections between key locations on Staten Island and Manhattan. 

Possible options include short-term and long-term enhancements of rail and bus service, according to an NYCT press release.

Over the coming months, NYCT staff will survey transit users to gather data and information.

Additionally, NYCT will launch a web-based survey of major employers and universities on Staten Island to assess current travel itineraries, attitudes toward travel options, modes of travel and frequencies.

NYCT personnel also will conduct meetings this spring with local elected officials and stakeholders. Additional outreach will occur at street fairs, community open houses and other local events in summer and fall.

The entire study is expected to take a year, with a final recommendation expected in 2020.



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