From the ambitious goal of increasing bus speeds by 25% within two years and the commitment to practical means of doing so like expanding and strengthening the city’s bus lane network with proactive enforcement, this new vision for bus improvements signals that the City is serious about solving the real challenges that bus riders face. Elected officials committed to transit improvements for New Yorkers should support these ambitious plans.
The Bus Turnaround Coalition lauds the City’s commitment to collaborate with MTA NYCT on its ongoing bus network redesigns and other rider-focused improvements like systemwide all door boarding on buses. We thank Mayor de Blasio, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and their staffs for their leadership in putting forth a vision for buses that riders can celebrate. We look forward to helping make this vision a reality.