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Re: W.B.'s Bus Almanac for December 6th

Posted by W.B. on Wed Dec 6 09:18:17 2017, in response to Re: W.B.'s Bus Almanac for December 6th, posted by New Flyer #857 on Wed Dec 6 08:26:25 2017.

Pre-1951 or 1952, changes in traffic patterns were handled by the Police Department. Afterwards this process was put under the aegis of the Department of Traffic, whose first Commissioner was T.T. Wiley. He was later replaced by Henry Barnes. But there was a whole set of navigations in those days one had to go through, from the proposal, to the hashing it out with the Transport Workers Union who fought such one-way conversions tooth and nail, to the date set to convert, and the arrangements for changes to key bus routes, and so on.

The whole set of conversions took place in stages. In-between the different sections of Tenth/Amsterdam and Ninth/Columbus being converted, there was the June 1951 one-way conversion of First and Second Avenues.

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