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Proposed Improvements to the 68th Street-Hunter College Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will hold a public hearing to allow the public to comment on the Environment Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for proposed improvements to the 68th Street-Hunter College station. To facilitate the public’s ability to comment, the MTA is releasing the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the proposed improvements as required under the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations under 23 CFR part 771.119), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, Section 4 (f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966, in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966, the State Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) of 1980, Executive Order 11988 for Floodplains, and Executive Order 12898 for Environmental Justice.

Description of the Project

The 68th Street-Hunter College station improvement project will bring the station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, (as amended) and add necessary circulation improvements throughout the station. These improvements would include the installation of ADA-compliant elevators, widening existing stairs, constructing additional stairs and entrances, and other improvements.

This EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation have been prepared for the FTA by the MTA in conjunction with the MTA’s request for FTA funding of this project. The FTA is serving as the Lead Agency for the purpose of the NEPA review, and the MTA is serving as the Lead Agency for the purpose of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

Availability

The EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation is available at the following places:

  • Linked to from this page—See Resources Section
  • 67th Street Public Library, 328 East 67th Street, New York, NY, 10065
  • Manhattan Community Board 8, 505 Park Avenue, Suite 620, New York, NY 10022

Date, Time, and Place of Hearing

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hearing begins at 5:00 p.m.
Registration is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2 Broadway
William J. Ronan Board Room, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Directions

By Subway: 4 subway5 subway to Bowling Green, R subway to Whitehall St, or 1 subwayR subway to Rector St
By Bus: M5, M15 (local or SBS), M20, X1, or X10
By Ferry: Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal

Use Link to Trip Planner+ for specific directions, including express bus routes.

Those wishing to be heard must register in advance either by telephone, by calling (646) 252-6777, clicking here, or in person at the hearing. Verbal presentations will be limited to three (3) minutes. You may present verbal testimony or submit written statements in lieu of, or to supplement, oral testimony concerning the proposed service plan. Email comments will be accepted and you may click here to submit comments online. Comments may also be submitted to:

MTA New York City Transit
68th Street-Hunter College Station Improvements
2 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY 10004

All written statements must be submitted by May 12, 2016, which is 30 days following the publication of this notice. Comments received after that date and time will not be considered.

Accessibility and Interpreter Services

The hearing has been scheduled at a location that is accessible to people with mobility impairment. Sign language and/or foreign language interpreters will be available upon request by calling (646) 252-6777 no later than April 18, 2016.

Hearing- or speech- impaired customers should call 711 for relay services and then ask to be connected to (646) 252-6777 to communicate with an agent to request a sign language interpreter.

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The EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation

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