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Imagine New York Workshops Focus Attention on Critical Transportation Issues

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The Imagine New York transportation workshop held on May 14 at Pace University attracted over 100 participants to discuss the transportation proposals currently being discussed for Lower Manhattan. Topics included the two proposed transit hubs, airport access, street management, and the controversial bus depot that appears in the current plans for the World Trade Center site.

In addition to a wide range of residents, business owners, and transportation and rebuilding advocacy groups, a large number of agency were represented, including the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New Jersey Transit, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The New York City Office of Environmental Coordination, and the Federal Transit Administration. Imagine New York staff is currently analyzing the results of the workshops and expects to issue a report by the end of May, which will distributed widely to decision-makers, the press and on www.imaginenewyork.org.