Friday, December 16, 2011


Here is some local news related to the restoration of bus shelters by Scott Towers and Bronx HS of Science. If you’re spared a good soaking while waiting at the bus stop, thank Councilman Koppell and DOT's Bronx Commissioner Constance Moran.



At the insistence of Council Member Oliver Koppell and others, the city restored the long awaited bus shelter located on Paul Avenue and West 205th Street, across the street from Scott Towers and the Bronx High School of Science, on December 12, 2011.

The bus shelter had been removed last May because of the MTA’s installation of an additional protective wall around the BedfordPark train yard. Although the construction was completed, the shelter was not slated to be re-installed until May, 2012. At the request of Scott Tower residents, who contacted Koppell’s office with their concerns about the long delay in restoring the shelter, Koppell sent a letter on October 31, 2011 to Constance Moran, DOT’s Bronx Borough Commissioner, asking for the restoration of the shelter before the weather worsens.

At the unveiling of the bus shelter last Monday, Sonia Lappin, President of the Scott Towers Tenants’ Association, and other local residents expressed their delight with the new structure, saying it will provide bus riders with the protection they have been missing.

“I am very pleased that I was helpful in obtaining the restoration of the bus shelter at Paul Avenue and West 205th Street.”Koppell said. “Riders of the BX 10 and BX 28, many of whom are disabled and elderly, have had no place to sit and have been exposed to inclement weather at this bus stop for far too long. ”

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