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File #: Res 1530-2000    Version: * Name: MTA, 2nd Subway Entrance at Ave. A & 14th Street
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 9/13/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to relieve overcrowding at the First Avenue subway station of the L train by constructing a second subway entrance at Avenue A and 14th Street to permit access to the eastern end of the platform.
Sponsors: Margarita Lopez, Kathryn E. Freed, Lloyd Henry, Eva S. Moskowitz, Philip Reed, Gifford Miller, Adolfo Carrion, Stephen DiBrienza, Angel Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Attachments: 1. Committee Report
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/15/2000*Margarita Lopez City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2000*Margarita Lopez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2000*Margarita Lopez Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/2000*Margarita Lopez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/2000*Margarita Lopez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1530 Title Resolution calling upon the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to relieve overcrowding at the First Avenue subway station of the L train by constructing a second subway entrance at Avenue A and 14th Street to permit access to the eastern end of the platform. Body By Council Members Lopez, Freed, Henry, Moskowitz and Reed; also Council Members Carrion, DiBrienza and Rodriguez Whereas, The L train station at First Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan has only one entrance and exit; and Whereas, Fourteenth Street Manhattan east of First Avenue has no subway entrances although Avenues A, B, C, and D and connecting streets are heavily residential; and, Whereas, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village extend East of First Avenue and would also be served by this new entrance; and Whereas, The access to the street at the western end of the platform at First Avenue and 14th Street has become increasingly crowded; and, Whereas, On an average weekday at this subway station, between 1997 and 1999, the NYC Transit Authority reports that the number of passengers paying to enter the turnstiles increased by 25%; and, Whereas, In 1997, 9,996 passengers entered the station on an average weekday and by 1999, the number had reached 12,518; and, Whereas, The number of persons exiting the station has also grown, but are not counted; and, Whereas, This subway station is the first stop in Manhattan for riders from Queens who work on the East Side of Manhattan and want to make connection with the First Avenue bus; and, Whereas, This stations like other stations in Manhattan could benefit from having an entrance at both ends of the platform; now, therefore, be it Resolved that the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to relieve overcrowding at the First Avenue subway station of the L train by constructing a second subway entrance at Avenue A and 14th Street to permit access to the eastern end of the platform. 8/30/00 NMR:lc Ls#3311 |1013| |1013|