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It’s time for a turnaround. Fast, reliable buses are possible in NYC. Other dense cities have turned around their ailing bus systems and we can too! Using best practices from around the country and the world, we have developed practical strategies for fixing New York’s buses.
Turnaround: Fixing New York City’s Buses is presented by the Bus Turnaround Coalition, a diverse group of New Yorkers determined to turn around the poor service that plagues the city’s bus system and the more than 2 million rides taken on it every weekday.
We called on MTA leadership to bring all-door boarding to local buses when they replace the MetroCard and they committed to doing so in their April 2018 bus plan.
We're calling on Mayor DeBlasio to add transit signal priority to 20 bus routes and to add bus lanes with effective enforcement to at least 10 local routes in 2018.
Today NYC Transit released its Bus Action Plan, a comprehensive vision for rethinking New York City’s bus system. The Bus Action Plan includes many of the solutions advanced by the Bus Turnaround Campaign, including a full bus network redesign, commitment to all-door boarding, improved dispatching, and a plan to prioritize buses on city streets.
The Bus Turnaround Coalition commends the MTA NYCT for providing riders with the ability to track bus speeds and reliability via its new dashboard. The metrics included in the dashboard reflect what matters to riders, such as time spent at bus stops, travel time, and bus speeds.
This Valentine’s Day, join us in tweeting @NYCMayor to ask him to be a champion for NYC bus riders by prioritizing buses on city streets. #busmayor #busturnaround
The Bus Turnaround Coalition gathered Thursday morning outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall to release new grades for each of NYC’s local bus routes. These grades are based on analysis of bus speeds and reliability over the last year and are available at http://www.busturnaround.nyc. Out of 246 local bus routes evaluated by the coalition, nearly 75 percent received Ds or Fs.
The Bus Turnaround Coalition is a diverse group of New Yorkers determined to turn around the poor service that plagues the city’s bus system and the more than 2 million rides taken on it every weekday. We are winning increased attention from our leaders and greater resources for high quality, fast and reliable bus service for all neighborhoods in New York City. We launched our campaign in July 2016.
The website’s content was developed by the Bus Turnaround Coalition, including Tabitha Decker, Zak Accuardi, Mary Buchanan, Al Beatty, Jon Orcutt, Hayley Richardson, and Chris Pangilinan of TransitCenter; John Raskin, Stephanie Veras, and Danny Pearlstein of Riders Alliance; Nick Sifuentes and Vincent Pellecchia of Tri-State Transportation Campaign; and Gene Russianoff and Jaqi Cohen of New York Public Interest Research Group’s Straphangers Campaign.
Many people have contributed to the data analysis that underlies the bus report cards. The Bus Turnaround Coalition is indebted to Nathan Johnson, without whose dedication and technical expertise the bus performance analysis presented here would not have been possible. Neil Freeman and Kuan Butts also made valuable contributions to this analysis. JD Godchaux and Lela Prashad of NiJeL created an earlier version of the bus report cards on which the current version is based. Finally, the report cards were produced in partnership with and using technology from Carto.
The recommended changes in the “solutions” section are derived from analysis conducted by Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, an effort led by Larry Gould and David Fields.
This website was designed and built by Objective Subject. Original Turnaround illustrations were created by Max Halton.