DOT Announces Next Series of Cross Bronx Expressway Workshops

On May 22, 2024, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, announced the next series of public workshops to re-envision the Cross Bronx Expressway corridor, specifically the segment stretching from the Harlem River to Westchester Creek. The workshops are in collaboration with the New York City Department of City Planning Director Dan Garodnick, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, and New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese … <Read More>



LPC Approves Outdoor Dining Program Permit Rules

On May 9, 2024, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved rule amendments dealing with sidewalk and roadway cafes. The changes follow the creation of the Dining Out NYC Program, the city’s permanent outdoor dining program, which allows for permanent removable sidewalk cafes year round and removable roadway cafes from April through November. While the outdoor dining program is operated by the city’s Department of Transportation, other city agencies like the Landmarks Preservation Commission have had to <Read More>


DOT Discusses Bike, Bus Priority Lane Future Projects as Congestion Pricing Begins Next Month

On May 2, 2024, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydonis Rodriguez announced proposed bus priority and bicycle lanes and discussed existing projects as part of efforts to prepare for the start of congestion pricing, set to launch on June 30th. Under the newly approved congestion pricing plan, drivers will be charged a toll to go south of 60th Street; the toll aims to encourage people to use alternative means of transportation to alleviate what is currently <Read More>


DOT Launches Incentive Program to Promote Off-Hour Deliveries, Reduce Daytime Congestion

On April 24, 2024, the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced incentives to reduce truck deliveries during busy hours of the day in an effort to improve traffic safety, protect the environment, and combat daytime congestion and double-parking. DOT will donate $6 million to incentivize nighttime deliveries from 7 pm to 6 am through their Off-Hour-Delivery Program (OHD). The funding will be allocated through the US DOT’s Congestion Mitigation and Air <Read More>


DOT Announces New Rules to Allow E-Cargo Bikes as More Sustainable Delivery Option

On March 27, 2024, the New York City Department of Transportation announced that e-cargo bikes are now authorized for use on city streets and established safety standards through new agency rules. The e-cargo bikes will provide a more sustainable and safer option for deliveries by helping reduce the number of large delivery trucks needed citywide.