New Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
With the opening of the new Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal, MTA New York City Transit has created an improved bus to subway transfer facility which now allows the centralization of area bus stops, making for a seamless transfer to the Myrtle/Wyckoff subway station complex.
As part of the Myrtle/Wyckoff station complex rehabilitation/ADA project, New York City Transit began construction on the new $4.5 million terminal in November 2007. Located on Palmetto Street, the facility is bordered on the south by the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues and on the north by St. Nicholas Avenue, adjacent to the Myrtle-Wyckoff station on the L and M lines.
Previously, bus stops for the Q55, Q58, B13, B26, B52, and B54 bus routes were spread out over the area, making transfers confusing and inconvenient for our customers. Now, however, there is a central bus stop boarding area on Palmetto Street, which is closed to all traffic except for NYC Transit buses and deliveries.
"This facility creates a much improved transfer point, making it easier for our customers to transfer between our bus and subway services," said NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast. "Additionally, our operating personnel will find it easier to pick up and discharge passengers on a street dedicated to bus boarding and unloading."
The roadway and sidewalks on Palmetto Street between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas Avenues have been reconstructed. Concrete bus pads have been installed along both sides of Palmetto Street for the length of the block.
Customers will also benefit from the installation of sidewalk canopies suspended from the elevated structure of the M line on both sides of Palmetto Street, providing shelter from the elements throughout the Terminal. Other amenities include: benches and new lighting to improve the waiting environment for customers; new bus stop signage; bus holding lights linked to the L line (they will be activated as part of a subsequent signal system); and a new dispatcher's booth, improving working conditions for NYC Transit employees.