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Proposed BoltBus Stops Near FIT Would Be a ‘Disaster,’ Foes Say

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | August 20, 2016 — BoltBus hopes to establish two new stops near FIT, but neighbors say the area is already too congested.

Popular interstate bus company BoltBus wants to start picking up and dropping off passengers near the Fashion Institute of Technology — a move that would wreak havoc in an area that is already plagued by congestion and similar coaches, the school and neighbors said.

BoltBus hopes to establish a pickup location at the southeast corner of West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue while using the existing drop-off location for another coach company, Megabus, on the west side of Seventh Avenue between West 26th and West 27th streets, a BoltBus spokeswoman said Friday.

That area, however, is already overrun by Megabus passengers, who often plunk their duffel bags in the middle of the sidewalk and leave trash lying around on the ground and benches, West 26th Street resident Beverly Silberstang said.

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