MTA bus town hall: Tuesday at 6:30

State Senator Daniel Squadron’s office is sponsoring a community meeting Tuesday evening to discuss “ways to improve bus service in your neighborhood.”

One item on the agenda that’s always of interest to East River cooperators: increasing bus service on Grand Street. The MTA has in the past rejected the idea of adding more M14A service, but a new idea on the table would bring the more-frequent M14D around to stop at Grand and Lewis before terminating under the bridge at Columbia Street.

The M21 already makes this loop around — too infrequently — so the bus stops already exist. The M14D could come down the FDR Access Road as usual, but instead of making a right on Delancey, continue south along the FDR to Grand Street. After a stop at Grand and Lewis, the bus could continue straight to Delancey, make a left under the bridge, and be right back on track.

Do you think that’s a good idea? Bad idea? Have another idea? Join representatives from the MTA and our local representatives’ offices:

Tuesday, November 17
6:30 p.m.
Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway
6th Floor