Transportation Committee Hearing on
Health Impacts of MTA Bus Operations

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Addressing the Safety, Health and Environmental Impacts of MTA Bus Operations

For 18 years, WE ACT has worked in Northern Manhattan communities to address community complaints of poor health and safety problems related to the planning, siting, operations, maintenance, and disposition of MTA diesel buses and facilities.

WE ACT co-sponsored the City Council Transportation Committee hearing to demand accountability by the MTAís New York City Transit (NYCT) to the health and safety of its riders, workers, and residents living near its bus depots. WE ACT is calling for NYCT to make firm commitments to address our specific and reasonable concerns regarding the concentration and impacts of MTA bus depots in Northern Manhattan.

  • WE ACTís press release for the City Council hearing is available here ( 125KB).
  • WE ACTís testimony ( 153KB) addresses the impacts of MTA bus operations, describes our lengthy history of negotiations with NYCT, and outlines the specific commitments that we seek from NYCT.
  • The testimony from attorney Sheila R. Foster ( 123KB), who served as lead counsel for WE ACTís earlier Title VI action, focuses on legal aspects of bus depot siting and operations.
  • NY Daily News columnist Errol Louisí coverage ( 545KB) of the City Council hearing calls for politicians to hold MTA accountable.
  • Supporting GIS Map ( 513KB) (as pictured above) with details on the elected officials appointed to where the Bus Depot facility is located.
For additional information, please contact WE ACT at (212) 961-1000:
  • Yolande Cadore, Director of Community Organizing & Outreach, ext. 316
  • Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Environmental Policy Coordinator, ext. 317
  • Leon Tulton, Environmental Health Coordinator, ext. 315
  • Anhthu Hoang, General Counsel, ext. 311








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