Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says that the traffic conditions caused by sanitation pick-ups conflicting with school bus runs in the morning will hopefully be resolved before the new school year.
“One of the biggest local concerns is the traffic problem caused by sanitation pick-ups during rush hour, when yeshiva school buses are also doing pick ups,” Hikind explained. “I have remained in constant contact with NYC Department of Sanitation officials regarding potential solutions and now one is near at hand. We expect to release the details shortly and I am certain this will improve the quality of life for our residents and their children who have been impacted by this growing problem.”
NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and her top brass have had several meetings with Hikind, who has relentlessly pushed this concern for many months while also working closely with representatives of the community’s bus drivers.
“Our community is genuinely unique in terms of this issue,” Hikind explained. “Thank G-d our families have many children and there are many schools, each with their own buses. But our buses are delayed when sanitation pick-ups occur simultaneously. The traffic situation becomes a nightmare and everyone, including the children, are unfairly burdened.
“I am certain that the solution that the Department of Sanitation will deliver, and which will be here in time for the new school year, will make all parties very happy. And I’m delighted to share this information with our community as they prepare for the summer months.”
Hikind had the highest praise for Commissioner Garcia and her team for working so hard toward a solution.