Car-pool project for New York?
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com in World Highways
A major transport project could help reduce peak time congestion and improve traffic flow for New York City’s commuters. A US$300 million corridor for buses and car-poolers has been proposed for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Should this project go ahead, it would be the first restricted lane on any of the tunnels and bridges of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The link would stretch across State Island and north to the mouth of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. Should the project be approved it would be ready for use in 2017. Two ramps will be built at either end of the bridge, one a flyover for buses from Staten Island's Father Capodanno Boulevard and the other to link with the HOV lane on Gowanus Expressway. Commuting times would be decreased by a minimum of 15 minutes from State Island into Lower Manhattan with the corridor.