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Grand Central Parkway and Charter Atlantic City bus

 
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N4 Jamaica




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject: Grand Central Parkway and Charter Atlantic City bus Reply with quote

The other day, a friend left Great Neck on a one-day charter trip to Atlantic City. The driver used I-495 west to the Grand Central Parkway, past LaGuardia Airport, over the "RFK" Triborough Bridge, Harlem River Drive, George Washington Bridge, NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. The down trip was slower, but the return on the same route was 2 hours 40 minutes (about 145 miles).
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I did not know that large charter buses were allowed on the Grand Central Parkway or the Harlem River Drive. Has the rule been eased?
Thanks.
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe:

See:

https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/description/commercial-vehicle-restrictions

According to this page, ALL commercial vehicles (including buses) are not allowed to use the GCP.

There are also youtube clips of a charter bus encountering a low bridge on the Parkway; the bus, of course, was not supposed to be there.

Hope this info helps.....

"NYO"


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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this page, commercial vehicles are also not allowed to use the Harlem River Drive.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_River_Drive
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also:

https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/parkway-restrictions
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traildriver




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you read the restriction’s, you’ll notice that for the Grand Central Parkway, it states that buses may not use it without consent.

The NYC DOT does issue special permits for some buses to use it.
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
If you read the restriction’s, you’ll notice that for the Grand Central Parkway, it states that buses may not use it without consent.

The NYC DOT does issue special permits for some buses to use it.


....obviously, no transit/commuter buses are permitted.... Wink

"NYO"
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Tiny Tim



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was at clausen bus we had the permit for the gcp from the van wyrick to the triboro bridge.
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