The returns of FASTRACK and ‘Problem Solvers’By
How about some mid-day announcements on this fine fall Monday? We start with the return of FASTRACK as the MTA’s work program enters its final home stretch for 2012. Despite initial plans for two more treatments, tonight’s work begins the last rotation for the program’s first year, and the current victims will be passengers riding along the 6th Ave. line. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., trains will be rerouted along the 8th Ave. line between 59th St./Columbus Circle and West 4th St. For all of the gory details, check out my post from July. Nothing has changed.
Meanwhile, I’m pleased to announce another return: “Problem Solvers,” my popular Q-and-A series with the Transit Museum, is making its fall debut on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. I’ll be sitting down with “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz, traffic engineer extraordinaire, to discuss how the city is combating congestion and what else it could be doing. The event will be at The Actors Fund Arts Center at 160 Schermerhorn Street, just a few blocks from the Transit Museum. Reserve your seat for this free event now.