Tonight is Your Chance to Voice Concerns About the Scourge of Chinatown Buses
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Those concerned about the constant encroachment of the Chinatown bus industry, pay heed. Community Board 3 and local electeds are hosting a town hall dedicated to the intercity bus scourge tonight. It’s the prime opportunity to voice ongoing concerns and potential solutions regarding over-saturation and non-compliance, as the big machers will be in attendance.
The panel will include a broad swath of local politicians and top brass from the relevant agencies. State Senator Daniel Squadron – a co-sponsor of the intercity bus permitting bill – will join Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and representatives from the Department of Transportation and NYPD. We’ve confirmed that the Borough commissioner from DOT, traffic sergeants from 5th and 7th Precincts, and CO of traffic division from 1 police plaza will be present. Also on the bill are CB3 District Manager Susan Stetzer and SPaCE Block Association president Emma Culbert.
The town hall is sure to attract the local activists who’ve been battling the buses for years. Some issues are pretty much guaranteed – over-saturation, air pollution, traffic congestion, lack of enforcement, etc.
As for the SPaCE Block Association, the Chinatown Bus industry is a core concern. President Emma Culbert sent the following letter ahead of the town hall tonight.
Location is P.S. 124 The Yung Wing School at 40 Division St. The two-hour meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.