Breaking: DOT Decides Against Yo! Bus Stop on Essex Street
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At the eleventh hour, it appears pressure from city politicians worked. Greyhound’s YO! Bus WILL NOT be putting a stop on Essex Street beside Seward Park. The Department of Transportation ultimately acquiesced to the concerns of the neighborhood. The following official statement was just released collectively from the offices of State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Councilmember Margaret Chin:
“We are very pleased that the Department of Transportation has decided not to go forward with the bus stop currently approved at 3 Essex Street.
“Our community has spoken loudly and clearly. Now, we urge DOT to go back to the Community Board and work with its members, as well as the public, in a collaborative manner to come up with a solution that works for our neighborhood.
“The legislation we authored to oversee intercity buses lays out a procedure for working with the community to identify appropriate locations for bus stops. We look forward to seeing that procedure followed in the future.”
This probably isn’t the end of the road. Expect to see these jokers put a bus stop elsewhere on the Lower East Side…