Reminder: FASTRACK this week, ‘Problem Solvers’ WednesdayBy
A few mid-day reminders for you: First up is some FASTRACK news. This week marks the final shutdown on the West Side IRT for 2012. Beginning at 10 p.m. and running through 5 a.m. each night this week, there will be no 1, 2 or 3 train service between 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry or Atlantic Ave./Barclays Center, as the case may be. The 5 will make local stops to Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, and the 4 will do the same to New Lots Avenue. The Shuttle will operate through the night. Check out the map here, and plan accordingly.
Next, on Wednesday evening, my popular Q-and-A series run in conjunction with the Transit Museum returns for its fall debut. I’ll be interviewing “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz, and we’ll be discussing his plan to mitigate traffic congestion in New York City while generating revenue for transit investments. We’ll talk about the ins and outs of his plans, the opposition it faces and the paths toward implementation. At some point, after all, New York City will have to address its traffic and transit issues head on.
This month’s event happens near, but not at, the Transit Museum. We’ll be at The Actors Fund Arts Center at 160 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. Doors open at 6, and the session kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. To reserve your seat now, mosey on over to this link. I’ll see you there.