Staten Island North Shore Bus Rapid Transit

We are developing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system between West Shore Plaza and the St. George Terminal. BRT will provide faster, more reliable travel along Staten Island’s North and West Shores. BRT was the recommended option as part of our Alternatives Analysis process. We are beginning the environmental review process. This will include a comprehensive public outreach program. The environmental review process will result in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

Public Engagement

Check here for upcoming public meetings, hearings, and other ways to learn about the project and stay engaged.  Materials and information from previous public events are available below.

Public Scoping Meeting - October 17, 2019

This meeting gave members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the environmental review process.  It was also an opportunity for individuals to submit their comments on the Draft Scoping Document.

  • View our scoping meeting presentation
  • Submit a comment: We want to hear from you!  Please comment on our Draft Scoping document to ensure that our work during the environmental process is representative of the issues that impact you most.

Please be advised that your entire comment, including any personal identifying information you provide, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request in your comment that we withhold from public view your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The Scoping comment period is open from September 18, 2019 until 5 p.m. on November 18, 2019.

Environmental Impact Statement

MTA NYCT will oversee the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Staten Island North Shore BRT environmental process in accordance with New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Find out more about the impact statement and how to submit your comments

Community Outreach & Agency Coordination

Throughout the project, NYCT will be coordinating with many agencies and meeting with elected officials agencies, and civic groups. 

Public Advisory Committee

A Pubic Advisory Committee (PAC) has been established as a collaboration among the MTA NYCT, local elected officials, Community Boards, organizations, and civic groups interested in transit improvements for Staten Island’s North Shore. Meeting at key milestones throughout the project, the PAC provides feedback to the Staten Island North Shore BRT EIS study team. 

Interagency Advisory Committee

The Interagency Advisory Committee (IAAC) has been established to provide a forum for dialogue and coordination with other agencies. The IAAC includes federal, state, and local agencies, which may have a coordinating or regulatory interest in the project. 

Alternatives Analysis

In 2012, we prepared The Staten Island North Shore Alternatives Analysis (SINSAA) to study public transit alternatives for the North Shore. The SINSAA considered three types of transit—bus, train, and ferry. After extensive community outreach and analysis, we selected BRT as the best alternative to meet community needs. In 2019, we completed the SINSAA Supplement to consider recent changes in St. George. The supplement reconfirmed BRT remains the best transit alternative. Study of the BRT is now advancing through an environmental review process.

Stay Connected

The best way to comment on the project is to use our online web form. You can also email NorthShoreEIS@nyct.com or call them in by dialing 511. You can also mail comments to: MTA New York City Transit

Staten Island North Shore EIS
C/O Government & Community Relations
2 Broadway, D17.112
New York, NY 10004