YEP BUSES NOT AUCTIONED. YEP GRANTED TEMPORARY PERMIT TO USE FORMER YO BUS LOCATION ON PIKE STREET
Although the City denied their application for a permit at 2 Pike Street, this was challenged by YEP lawyers. The federal court granted YEP a six-month permit to use the former YO Bus location on Pike Street at East Broadway. This despite the best efforts of SPaCE, Senator Squadron, District Manager Stetzer, our excellent police department, and the city sheriff. The Lo-Down has published a preliminary story about this outrage.
On Wednesday April 4, the Community Board 3 Transportation Committee passed a strong resolution regarding the decision to grant YEP Bus a temporary permit. The full board will consider this resolution April 25. There will be an opportunity for public speaking beginning at 6:30. Please plan to attend to show support.
Why are we, the SPaCE Block Association so fed up with YEP Bus? Here is the sad history of life with YEP in our neighborhood:
4/10/2017, The Lo-Down: CB3 Panel Pushes Back Against Yep Lawsuit, Temporary Bus Permit
4/7/2017, Bowery Boogie: CB3 Condemns Yep Tour, Calls on City to Reverse Pike Street Bus Permit
4/4/2017, Bowery Boogie: DOT Flip-Flops, Grants Yep Tour a Temporary Intercity Bus Permit
4/1/2017, The Lo-Down: Yep Lawsuit: New York City Bus Permit Law is Unconstitutional
3/29/2017, The Lo-Down: In Reversal, City Grants Six-Month Permit For Yep Tours on Pike Street
2/13/2017, The Lo-Down: Thursday Auction Set For Three Buses Owned By Yep Tour, Inc.
1/27/2017, The Lo-Down: Yep Tours Pays More Fines as Authorities Seize Another Bus in Chinatown
1/13/2017, The Lo-Down: NYC Sheriff Seizes Two Yep Buses; Company Pays $15,000 in Fines on the Spot
11/16/2016, The Lo-Down: CB3 Set to Reject “Yep Tours” Bus Permit. Will the City’s DOT Agree?
11/16/2016, Bowery Boogie: Yep Tour Intercity Bus Operator Owes $300K in Fines, Denied Permit by CB3
10/19/2016, The Lo-Down: Yep Tours Bus Permit Will Not Be Considered by CB3 Until November
10/3/2016, The Lo-Down: (Petition) Block Yep Tours’ Latest Bid For Pike Street Bus Stop
6/10/2016, The Lo-Down: Yep Tours/Focus Travel Travails: Driver arrested For Alleged DUI
8/21/2015, The Lo-Down: City’s Transportation Department Rejects Madison Street Stop For Yep Tours
8/12/2015, The Lo-Down: Chinatown Bus Operator, Yep Tours, Under Fire After Deadly Hit-and-Run in Philadelphia
Also see the many reports on OurStreetsNewYork
GUN-RUNNING USING INTERCITY BUSES – AGAIN!
See this article in the Daily News. Six people were arrested. The operation had apparently been going on for some time. We are seeking more information.
REPORT BAD BUS BEHAVIOR!
Call 311 if you spot an Interstate bus without a permit picking up passengers, or idling. Also report a permitted bus picking up passengers outside their assigned spot.
Also enter a report on our website OurStreetsNewYork. Here you will also find much useful information