Hundreds of thousands of people traverse midtown Manhattan every day. They rely on the district’s transportation infrastructure, which includes two major transit hubs: Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT), as well as subways, bus lines, bike paths and sidewalks. Our Transportation & Environment (T&E) committee is tasked with studying and offering recommendations to improve this busy and essential network.
Among the district’s biggest transportation needs are rehauls of Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. CB5 has long advocated for a better Penn Station, including the move of Madison Square Garden to a different location. Moving MSG would allow for Penn Station to be transformed into a modern, world-class hub and provide dignity to everyone who uses it. Intercity buses are clogging our streets because of PABT’s lack of capacity. The facility desperately needs to be updated and expanded to give these buses a place to go. Two other major projects in the works are Gateway, a proposed cross-Hudson tunnel for Amtrak and NJ Transit, and MTA’s East Side Access for LIRR trains.
The T&E committee reviews applications that involve the district’s streets and sidewalks, such as bus stop applications, proposed changes to street use, revocable consent applications and more.
Generally meets on the last Monday of the month at 6pm. Meeting time and location subject to change. Please refer to our calendar.
You can find a record of CB5's virtual Transportation & Environment Committee meetings on Youtube.
You can find CB5's Policy on Public Notification here.
Request by Monroe Bus Lines, Inc, for an intercity bus stop on the east side of 8th Avenue between West 46th Street and West 47th Street
Request by Aurora Tourism Services, LLC, dba New York Iconic Cruises, for a sightseeing bus stop on the west side of 7th Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street
Request by Mosdot Shuva Israel Synagogue for a “No Parking Anytime” sign at 122 East 58th Street, on the south side of East 58th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Request by GO New York Tours Inc, dba Topview Sightseeing, for a sightseeing bus stop on 7th Avenue between West 40th Street and West 41st Street and 7th Avenue between West 47th Street and West 48th Street
Request by Aurora Tourism Services LLC., dba New York Iconic Cruises, for a sightseeing bus stop on 42nd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway and on the west side of 7th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets